Little Jefferson

Calling all kiddos aspiring to become writers or pursue the arts when they grow up! 

Little Jefferson is Lucky Jefferson's way of creating empowering spaces and opportunities for children and pre-teens ages 9-13 to explore and deepen their joy of writing and grow as young artists. 

Upon acceptance, submissions will be included on our website.

When submitting:


• Send no more than three poems or one story in a submission.  Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks.

• Include a cover page highlighting the young poet’s name, email address (if applicable), biography, and mailing address. Biographical statements should be 2-3 sentences or 50-75 words—have fun with this and tell us something we'd never know!

Parents/Guardians are allowed to submit on their child's behalf.

**We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online.**


We encourage you to make a donation with your submission to help us keep this ship sailing. Your contribution fuels the publication of Lucky Jefferson as we are a budding independent journal with an all-volunteer staff.​

To keep things fair, previously accepted poets may only submit once each calendar year.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.