Our Staff


Julia Manning

Sydney Baker

Pentangle is a student-run literary journal sponsored by the Pi Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Pi Omega is committed to the principles of Sigma Tau Delta, as stated in the international pledge: "To advance the study of chief literary masterpieces, to encourage worthwhile reading, to promote the mastery of writted expression, and to foster a spirit of fellowship among those who specialize in the study of the English language and of literature."

The name of the journal, Pentangle, alludes to the famous image of the pentangle in the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, where it is a symbol of truth and of the perfection to which Sir Gawain aspires. This association is consistent with the editorial staff's goal of honoring writing of merit in Pentangle. The title of Pentangle also echoes the title of Sigma Tau Delta's official journal of student writing, The Rectangle.

The Archives
Click on each magazine's cover to view a .pdf of the respective issue.
Submit your work

Pentangle solicits submissions of critical essays pertaining to all areas of literary studies, including essays on film and other media. Submissions and submission questions should be sent to pentangle@nku.edu.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with MLA 8th edition and typed in Microsoft Word. Submissions should be at least 500 words and should not exceed 8000 words. When submitting manuscripts please include preferred email address and phone number.

Book reviews are also welcome, but should be for books written in the last two years.

Apply to be on the Editioral Board
Pentangle is currently accepting applications for students interested in being on the Editorial Board. All students are welcome to apply and do not need to be a member of Sigma Tau Delta. Applications should be sent by October 15th, 2019 to pentangle@nku.edu.