Penumbra Literary and Art Journal Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television 2019 or Newer)

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Stanislaus State University (Penumbra Literary and Art Journal)
contact email: 

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design.  

The staff at Penumbra seek reviews of contemporary books, films, and television shows of 600-900 words for Issue 30 (2020). Reviewed material must have a 2019 publication or release date, and interested authors must submit their reviews by 1 March 2020. Accepted reviews will be professionally copy-edited and must be submitted in MLA format. In the spirit of becoming increasingly accessible to scholars near and far, we at Penumbra look forward to featuring reviews from local and international authors. We warmly invite scholars of all professional levels to submit proposals for reviews and especially welcome graduate student submissions. To be considered for publication, potential authors must first email Monica Gudino, Book Review Editor of Penumbra, at to submit a CV and a brief proposal of the text they would like to review. We recommend using the subject line “Penumbra Review” for correspondences concerning proposals or accepted submissions. 

Stanislaus State proudly digitizes current and past issues of Penumbra at for public viewing. Potential reviewers are encouraged to browse the journal’s past and present offerings and note the journal’s diverse range of subject matter and contributors.