call for submissions
LOVE SERIES: Love for Others
Submissions Open 9/6
Close 10/25 @11:59pm (PST) or at 300 Submissions
Thank you all who contributed to our summer edition, which featured the theme of Self-Love. Now, Penumbra Online is excited to continue our Love Series. We are excited to open the call for the second part of the Love Series: Love for Others.
After the difficulties of the last year, we wanted our editions to bring light to our readers, and we could think of no better way to do that than through love. While the first part of our series focused on Self-Love, our Fall call will focus on love extending from ourselves. We’d like to take a moment to highlight the many ways love manifests for others.
We encourage submitters to send in pieces that spotlight love in all its forms: all types of love and expressions of it are encouraged. From romantic love, to familial love, to platonic love, we encourage submitters to send in pieces that highlight love for others. These pieces do not have to only cover the parts of love that are easy; they may also display the struggle and heartache love for others can cause.
Again, we especially welcome works from the LGBTQIA+ community as well as BIPOC. As always, check our guidelines before submitting any works to the journal. We look forward to your submissions!
Check out our Spotify!
We are proud to announce that Penumbra Online has launched its very first Spotify account! We plan to upload playlists in line with our published editions, so our summer playlists are out now and our fall playlists will be coming out every two weeks. If you're looking for tunes from this summer, we've curated a few playlists that fit into our summer, self-love theme. Our first Fall playlist, Romantic Love, is also out now. Check them out by clicking the link!
Halloween Trivia Event!
10/30 @1-2:30pm (PST)
Penumbra Online is hosting a virtual, Halloween-themed Fall charity event. We will be hosting trivia, a costume contest, and a prize giveaway as well. All proceeds will go to the Warrior Food Pantry. You can either attend as a member of a Trivia team or as a spectator.
Trivia will have spooky-themed categories and is sure to be a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit! If you'd like to attend our event, follow the steps here: https://www.csustan.edu/penumbra/charity-project
Penumbra Writing Club
Penumbra Online will be hosting nine Zoom writing workshops from July-October. Workshops will allot time for writing and workshopping. Find out more information by clicking on the "Clubs and Book Recommendation" tab or the icon below for more information on our writing club!
Penumbra book club
Come read with us!
We are excited to announce that Penumbra Online will be continuing our book club this coming fall. Our Fall Book Club pick is the novel Honey Girl, by Morgan Rogers. The novel celebrates many types of love: romantic love, love for friends, love for family, and self-love. If you're interested in joining our Book Club or want to learn more, click our "Clubs and Book Recommendations" tab.
Looking for book recommendations?
Previously, Penumbra Online had curated a list of reads for the summer season that encouraged self-love. Now that we are preparing for our fall edition, we've also created a list of books that inspires us to show the many types of love we feel towards others. If you're interested, look through our list by clicking the "Clubs and Book Recommendations" tab.
Penumbra Online Blog
Penumbra Online now has a blog! Visit our blog page to see how we live life. We have a variety of blog topics including Penumbra Process, Lifestyle, Advice, the State of Stan, What We're Watching, and more. Find out more by clicking the "PenumbraOnline Blog" tab or the icon below.
call for readings
Penumbra Online is spotlighting previous Penumbra or Penumbra Online authors by giving them the opportunity to read aloud their Penumbra-published poems or excerpts from prose pieces. If accepted, these recordings will be published on Penumbra's website and social media pages. For more information, search under the "Call for Content" tab. To see previous readings, check out our readings archive in the "Penumbra Online Media" tab.