- An Introduction to Spark: A Creative Anthology
- Amazing Stories Magazine
- Duotrope Editor Interview: Spark: A Creative Anthology
- Submittable Client Profile: Brian Lewis, Writer/Publisher/Programmer
- “Ask the Editor” Interview with Tina Pollick: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3
- Follow-up Interview with Tina Pollick
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Why We Exist
Our mission is perhaps best summed up in the words of Brian Lewis, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Spark:
My goal was to establish a high-quality, paying market where emerging authors and poets can gain professional experience being published alongside respected instructors and older creative writing alumni who are now established authors. While Spark encourages submissions from alumni of the California State Summer School for the Arts, we are looking for quality writing and artwork from any source. We set the bar high in order to encourage young writers to continue to excel and develop their talents, and to maintain a publication to which established professionals are excited to submit.
Brian Lewis 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 Senior Software Engineer working on a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance.
James E. Lewis is a poet who spent two years as Assistant Managing Editor at The Cortland Review, and was a staff editor there for three years before that. He is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years’ experience as a medical professional.
Up to twenty-four volunteer staff editors/readers help screen submissions as they come in and participate in the selection process through discussion and voting.
Spark: A Creative Anthology is administered and published by the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.