We are Ignite. We believe in the power of creativity—that art in all its forms can unite people. Our creative work can set the world on fire, as St. Ignatius asks us to do.

A student-run, student-led, and student-produced literary and visual arts publication that highlights the talents of the Seattle Prep community, Ignite is a vital creative voice of Seattle Preparatory School.


Ignite is committed to furthering the mission of Seattle Prep through fostering the development of the whole person. We do this by embracing the literary and visual arts as media through which we can deeply and authentically encounter God in all things—a central ideal of the Ignatian spiritual tradition.


For students to have their work considered for publication, they must:

  • Submit the work to ignite@seaprep.org.

  • Submit visual art as PDF attachments.

  • Submit creative writing as Word documents (please, no longer than 1200 words).

  • Agree to have their work published under their name (no anonymous work).

  • Agree that by submitting work, they are confirming that they are the original creator of the work.


The Ignite staff reserves the right to consider for publication ONLY the work that meets the above requirements. Students who wish to submit video should contact the Ignite staff at ignite@seaprep.org for more information.


The staff of Ignite also reserves the right to edit content for grammatical and spelling errors and for clarity. Pieces for each year’s publication will be selected by the Ignite staff based on literary and/or artistic merit as well as on the appropriateness of the works’ contents to the mission of the school.

The moderator and Seattle Prep administration will grant final approval for the journal’s content.


Our 2019-2020 Ignite editorial staff:

Editor-in-Chief: Clara Dublin ’20

Managing Editors: Nate Hancock '20, Evie Byers '21, and Grace Cooney '21

Assistant Editors: Dean Abenojar '20, Amelia Amrofell '23, Doyin Best '20, Jameson Cagan '23, Ginger Doran '23, Ian Elsbree '21, Brody Johnson '21, Fiona Kannier '23, Sydney Leardi '23, Theo May '22, Ginna Owens '23, Alex Ruelos '23, Sofia Simon '20, Maren Winegardner '23, and Julia Wood '23.

The staff of Ignite meets each Window period to read, view, critique and revise the submitted pieces with moderator Jen Dotsey.

Moderator Jen Dotsey, of the Departments of English, Theology, and Community Ministry, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is at work on her first novel, a work of historical fiction.

Students interested in joining the Ignite Window class should contact Ms. Dotsey at jdotsey@seaprep.org.

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