Penumbra

The Stanislaus State Literary and Art Journal

penumbra (pi-num 'bre): n. 1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination. 2. The partly darkened fringe around a sunspot. 3. An outlying, surrounding region; periphery; fringe

Submissions Accepted from Sept. 1 through Feb. 21, 2020

Short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art accepted.

All submissions will be entered in contests in three categories: (1) Prose (fiction and non-fiction), (2) Poetry, and (3) Visual Art. Winners will receive Penumbra issues and merchandise. Maximum five written entries and five visual entries per person. Please submit them as separate entries. (Do not submit one document with all five entries). Submit only unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please inform us if your work will appear elsewhere. Written submissions: max 2,000 words. Please send visual submissions at the highest resolution possible, but at least 200 dpi. All submissions must include titles.

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Penumbra Art Show

April 27-May 8, 2020

Penumbra's contributors come from across the globe and we encourage submissions in all styles. Contributors are invited to attend and read their work at our annual book launch, in the Stanislaus State University Art Space Downtown at 6:30 p.m. (reception at 6:00 p.m.), where winners will be announced.