Penumbra Spring 2022 Call

deadline for submissions: 
February 8, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
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 are seeking reviews of contemporary books, films, albums, podcasts, and television shows of 600-900 words for our Spring 2022 Print Issue. Book, film, television, and media reviews of works released in the last 12 months are welcome. Works being reviewed must be recent. Reviews should be between 600-900 words long and should be in MLA format. No works cited pages should be necessary for your review (see past examples of acceptable reviews at Please contact our reviews editor, Autumn Andersen at to inquire further about reviews or send a review proposal. A review proposal is required. Include the title of the work you wish to review, a 1-2 sentence summary, and a short author bio or CV. 

Guidelines for Reviews:

  • Reviews word count should be between 600 to 900 words

  • Reviews must end with a sign off of the submitter’s name and academic affiliation

  • Reviews must be of recent works (within the last year)

  • Review proposals are required, please send proposals or questions to the reviews editor, Autumn Andersen at aandersen1@csustan.ed