About Spark: A Creative Anthology

Why We Exist

Our goal was to establish a high-quality, paying market where emerging authors and poets can gain professional experience being published alongside respected and established authors. We set the bar high in order to encourage newer writers to continue to excel and develop their talents while maintaining a top-notch publication to which professionals are excited to submit.

About the Press

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Spark: A Creative Anthology is published by Empire & Great Jones Little Press and administered by the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The high quality of this publication is made possible by a talented staff of skilled volunteers.

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Brian James Lewis


Brian is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, an alumnus of the California State Summer School for the Arts in Creative Writing, and a software security architect. He is president of the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation. Brian and his wife live in the town of Loomis, California, with their eight children—who all love reading.

George Wells

Writer Liaison

George lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he teaches English as a Foreign Language and writes. He is a regular contributor to Spark, managing editor of Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, and Vice President (Americas) of the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation. As Spark’s Writer Liaison, George regularly interacts with authors, poets, and readers through social media, manages the assignment of submissions to reviewers, compiles reader notes for the authors and poets who send us their work, and trains staff readers in the art of constructive feedback.

Anne Lawrence Bradshaw

Assistant Writer Liaison,
Staff Coordinator

Anne is a graduate of English Literature. Her work has been published in UK literary magazines Orbis, Acumen, and Artemis Poetry and in several e-zines globally. She is the Writer Liaison for Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things and regularly assists in that same role for Spark. Anne lives and writes in Northumberland, is married with three children, and is Vice President (Europe) of the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation.


Thirty-eight volunteer staff editors & readers help screen submissions as they arrive, participate in the selection process through discussion and voting, and prepare each collection for print.

To learn more about joining our staff in any volunteer role, visit our Jobs page for current opportunities.



Contact Us

Pre-submission questions: query@sparkanthology.org
Editor-in-Chief: editor@sparkanthology.org
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Mailing address:
6100 Horseshoe Bar Road
Suite A-133
Loomis, CA 95650

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