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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Kelsey Dean, Editor-in-Chief
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Heather Thompson, Writer Liaison
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Kourtney Husnick
Alexandra King
Alexandra Melville
Charika Swanepoel
Rachna Shah
Ann Rosen
Elizabeth Archer
Jake Coetzee
Jim Lewis
Joaquin Pacheco
Kayla Hoyet
Leonard Seet
Maureen Schiavo
Steph Bianchini
Jacquelyn Scott
M. Smith