Our reading period for the Spring/Summer 2014 issue opens for submissions February 18th!

Submissions Guidelines:

Please send us your poetry (up to five poems), creative nonfiction, short plays, flash fiction, or short fiction (prose up to 5,000 words, dramatic writing up to 20 pages), and/or artwork (up to five images as Tiff or PDF files) to

Submissions should be sent as word doc attachements, and the author’s name should not appear on the work. Cover letters are optional, but please do include a brief, third-person bio in the body of your email (up to 50 words) either way. Multiple submissions are accepted, as are simultaneous submissions. Of course, if your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you write immediately and let us know you need to withdraw your submission. Work should be previously unpublished. If you have a piece posted on a personal blog or website, and you wish to submit it to Penumbra, please remove it from all online spaces when you submit. If your work is chosen, we ask for a 6-month embargo on posting it elsewhere online, and we ask for credit as the first publisher for all venues following ours at any time in the future. Direct any inquiries about submissions to our email account.


One Response to “Submissions”

  1. Hi! How can we go about subscribing to Penumbra? Thanks, Drema

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