Ask any successful author how they got started, and they’ll tell you that when they were young, they loved reading. One of the foundational goals of Ember is to foster the next generation of great writers by providing them with excellent reading material now. We believe that people who learn to love reading at an early age are more likely to seek knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Those who then learn to love writing often go on to apply creativity and problem solving to those same critical disciplines—underscoring the importance of solid reading and writing skills.

For that reason, our Submission Guidelines are open to authors and poets age 10 and up.

Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things is administered and published by the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Other publications from Empire & Great Jones Little Press:

Spark: A Creative Anthology
Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry


Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
6100 Horseshoe Bar Road
Suite A-133
Loomis, CA 95650


Patrick F. Bloniasz, Foundation President

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Brian Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
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Julia Watson, Writer Liaison
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Steph Bianchini
Andrea Callahan
Prachi Dayal
Alexandra Donahue
Aditi Desai
Jonathan Fu
Sukhvir Kaur
Anna Leach
Sophia Magliocca
Katharine McDermott
Alexandra Melville
Audrey Menz
Joe Morrison
Sally Park
Margaret Lynn Parsons
Alex Phuong
Wyeth Renwick
Tika Sathyanarayanan
Leonard Seet
Alexandra Shaw
Philip Stubley
Margaret Szpakowski
Ai Jia Tah
Trinh Tran
Tara Werner
Jessica Whipple
Zoe Wynns
Jennifer Zhou