Black Voices and Experiences Series
Call for Submissions!
For our Fall 2020 issue, Penumbraonline.org is calling for work by Black women authors and artists as part of our Black Voices and Experiences series. We especially welcome work by Black trans women for this issue. We are dedicated to creating a supportive space for Black women’s creative productions across multiple media and genres. We accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and hybrid literature. Please submit multiple submissions individually. For example, one poem per submission, with five submissions max.
Submissions open September 4 and close October 25.
See "Guidelines and How To Submit" for more information.
Charity Project FAQ
When does the marathon start?
The Writing/Reading Marathon starts Sunday November 1st and ends November 30th. All proceeds will go to CSU Stanislaus Warrior Food Pantry.
How do we sign up for the Writing/Reading Marathon?
Please sign up using the Google Form found on www.csustan.edu/Penumbra or www.penumbraonline.org
Is there a fee to enter?
A $5 dollar entrance fee to participate or $15 for a family of 3 or more. Payments should be made directly to the Warrior Food Pantry by October 25th.
What happens if I sign up after October 25th?
Late entry fees, after October 25th, will result in $7 per person and $20 per a family of 3 or more.
How will Penumbraonline.org know if I paid my fee?
Please forward confirmation of payment to Penumbra@csustan.edu.
What happens after I submit my confirmation of payment?
After confirmation is processed, participants will receive their writing/reading logs, writing/reading prompts, and sponsor logs to track their progress.
What if I want to write with someone?
We will host Virtual Writing Cafés on November 6th and November 20th from 1-2pm (PST) via zoom. This event allows space for writers to enjoy the company of other writers with a Penumbraonline.org staff member. Zoom link will be posted closer to the date of the event.
Charity event? Where?
Participants are encouraged to attend the Writing/Reading Marathon Celebration Penumbraonline.org will hold on December 11, 2020 from 4-5pm (PST) via zoom. Participants are encouraged to share the work they created during the marathon!
Fall 2020: Writing and Reading Marathon
Penumbraonline.org is hosting its first annual charity project to support our campus community. This year we will be hosting a Writing and Reading Marathon for the entire month of November! The entry fees and sponsor fees collected from the marathon go directly to CSU Stan’s Warrior Food Pantry, a program that supports students who struggle with food insecurity.
You can sign up to participate or sponsor our volunteers here:
To enter, participants make a donation of at least $5 per participant or $15 for a family of three or more directly to the Warrior Food Pantry at https://www.csustan.edu/warrior-food-pantry
November 20th from 1-2pm (PST)
Don’t write alone! The Virtual Writing Cafes provide a space for writers spend time with other participants. These events are hosted by a Penumbraonline.org staff member. Zoom links will be posted closer to the event dates.