Lucky Jefferson's digital zine Awake seeks to amplify the experiences and perspectives of Black writers in American society. 

The second issue of our digital zine will explore Black culture through cuisine. Send us your most savory and decadent poems, essays, flash fiction, and art on foods that inspired your identity and exude blackness.

Upon acceptance, submissions will be included on our website and publicized on social media.

Writers looking to be published in upcoming print issues should plan to submit their work to the appropriate form during open calls.

When submitting:


- Send no more than three poems in a submission. Poems should be separated by titles or page breaks.

- If sharing an essay, include an essay with no more than 1500 words. 

- Send no more than three pieces of art. Artwork that offers social commentary on the Black experience is highly preferred (We love comics and collage pieces!).

- Include a cover page highlighting your name, email address, current address, and bio (third-person, 50 words max).

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.​

**Previously accepted poets/writers should wait 2 quarters, or two issues, from the time of acceptance, before submitting new work to any open call.** 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.