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Bi-Annual Publication

A Look Inside

Cardinal Sins Journal

Highlighting

writers

photographers

artists

Featuring 

poetry

short stories

flash fiction

creative nonfiction

visual art

photography

Who We Are

Cardinal Sins is a literary arts journal that publishes work from writers and artists all around the world. Passionate students based out of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan work to publish two issues a year. Each issue features general submissions that were accepted through a blind judging process. First-place category winners are highlighted in the corresponding issue. 

 

Cardinal Sins placed first in the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) Contest in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2015. It placed first with special merit through ASPA in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020. In 2016 and 2017, ASPA also named Cardinal Sins the Most Outstanding College Literary-Art Magazine.

What We Are

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Journal Submissions

General Submissions

Eligibility

open worldwide

no fee

unpublished work

Submit 

poetry

short stories

flash fiction

creative nonfiction

visual art

photography

Our full guidelines and current deadlines are available on our Submittable page. Please note we take submissions exclusively through Submittable. We look forward to reading your work!

General Deadlines

Fall Issue 

September 1st

Winter Issue 

December 31st

Status Notification

Two months after deadline

Contacts

Masthead 

Editor-in-Chief

Megan Draper

 

Digital Editor

Currently Hiring! Check

out SVSU's Handshake or

email Kim Lacey. 

Faculty Advisor

Kim Lacey

SVSU Sins Foundation

Why donate?

- encourage student growth

- amplify voices from around the world

- ensure Cardinal Sins continues to thrive

Want to support Cardinal Sins?

Contact Us

Have questions? Shoot us an email at cardinalsins@svsu.edu

 

Feel free to ask about:

joining the journal staff

contest rules and deadlines

submissions 

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