Submit to Penumbra

Call for Submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and artwork

Submission deadline: TBD

Send no more than a total of five submissions. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Affiliation with the University is not required. Early entries are appreciated.

Submission guidelines:

Provide a cover letter that includes:

  1. a list of submitted work
  2. a brief biography in first person (not to exceed three lines)
  3. your name, address, e-mail, and telephone number

Written submissions:

Enclose two hard copies of all work. Include your name and contact information on one copy only. Include a CD with your cover letter and all written work saved as separate files in .rtf format.

Art submissions:

No hard copies are needed

Artwork should contain the title of the work saved to a CD in .jpg format. All art submissions will be printed in black and white, except for one piece chosen for the color cover.

Send submissions to:

English Department
CSU Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

For more information email:

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The University cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of any materials. Due to the high volume of submissions, written manuscripts will not be returned.