Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally and has strived to be a champion for writers of all ages and backgrounds. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. This journal provides its staff with the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience putting together both an online and print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, and art pieces. This year Penumbra is excited to share a new opportunity: Penumbra Press, a new branch of the Stan State publication. Through Penumbra Press, we offer poets the chance to have their poems printed as physical and/or online chapbooks!
Penumbra Press has finished the selection process for this year’s chapbooks and we are proud to announce our three chapbooks. On Birds / Wings / Roads / Silence by Dottie Lo Bue, patchwork hearts by Natt Bartell, and Swimming to Syria by Sandy Feinstein. We are proud to present their 2021 chapbooks which are now available online and will be available in limited print soon. You can read all three chapbooks online here: Penumbra Press Chapbooks - Penumbra Online.
Penumbra Press selected two chapbook authors for our second round of publications. After months of coordinating, editing, and designing, Penumbra Press is proud to present our second editions: Extraordinary Beast by Carolina Gonzalez (cover art done by Stanislaus State art student Jewel Rodriguez) and After a good day, through the night by Luke Valmadrid (cover art done by Stanislaus State art student Liliana Figueroa-Larios).
Additionally, Penumbra Press printed three chapbooks in 2021. To learn more about past editions visit the Penumbra Press Chapbooks webpage on the Penumbra Online website.
Updated: August 09, 2023