About Penumbra

Every spring semester since 1989, Penumbra has proudly published a literary and art journal run entirely by students, who make the editorial decisions, format the journal, and sell the ad space.

We accept submissions from the Stanislaus region, throughout the U. S., and abroad.

Virtual Exhibition

Penumbra is also hosting a virtual art exhibition.


Students interested in joining Penumbra should take English 4019

Every spring term, English 4019: Editing a Literary Magazine is offered. Students from all majors are welcome. Business, Communications, and Art majors are especially invited to share their talents marketing the journal and fashioning it's aesthetic—which changes every year. The class offers a unique educational opportunity for hands-on experience in professional publishing. For anyone considering careers in publishing, marketing, or writing, English 4019 will build your skills—and your résumés!