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


Brian Lewis, Foundation President & Editor-in-Chief
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Julia Watson, Writer Liaison
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Anusuya Mukherjee & Jo Longley, Volunteer Coordinators
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Aditi Patel
Afzalbek Fayuzullaev
Alexander Lewis
Anisha Sonti
Audrey Menz
Charlotte Hawkins
Cynthia Mackey
David Lewis
Jessica Whipple
Jim Lewis
John Sexton
Lauren Teh
Lily Wang
Lisa Chacon
Margaret Lynn Parsons
Maria Q.
Natalie Wang
Oli Gledhill
Patricia Worth
Prachi Dayal
Riley Hawkins
Sally Park