Lucky Jefferson is a literary journal and trove that confronts the challenges poets face as they seek publication and exposure to new readers. We target poets who have never been published, especially those who have sought to pursue poetry and writing later in life. We believe that marginalized voices deserve a platform and that anyone should be able to pursue what calls them most.


Apply To Be A Creative Artist For Lucky Jefferson!
 

This application is only for artists who are interested in creating artwork for Lucky Jefferson.  


Lucky Jefferson publishes one print issue per quarter and publishes digital poems 365 days a year.

In addition to poetry, and other writing, Lucky Jefferson also seeks out Creative Artists to design the cover of a specific issue and content on social media. The selected artist manages the concept and completed design of an issue cover and/or may provide social media artwork.


When submitting:
 

  • Send a portfolio including at least 3 examples of your work (A link to your website, 3 images, or a doc with your work are all acceptable). Portfolios should highlight your artistic ability and a diverse range of work should be submitted.
  • Include a cover page highlighting the artist’s name, email address, brief biography, mailing address, and why you think you'd be a great Creative Artist for Lucky Jefferson. Please also indicate if you'd like to design an issue cover, provide artwork for social media, or both.
  • DO NOT include poetry in your submission. This application is only for artists who are interested in creating artwork for Lucky Jefferson.
     

Accepted Creative Artists will receive a paid artist stipend, one free copy of the issue in which their art appears, and social media and website marketing. 

To keep things fair, previously accepted artists can only be considered for the role of Creative Artist an additional time after 24 months.
 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.