Bi-Annual Publication

A Look Inside

The Journal

Highlighting

writers

photographers

artists

Featuring 

poetry

short stories

flash fiction

creative nonfiction

visual art

photography

Including

themed contests

general submissions

category contests 

"Playground"
"Playground"

Arianna Palazzi B&W Photo Winner, WI '16

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"Look at Me"
"Look at Me"

Jarrett Tessens Color Art, WI '16

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"Hair Cut"
"Hair Cut"

Andrew Tamlyn, Erin Case Color Art Winner, FA '12

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"Playground"
"Playground"

Arianna Palazzi B&W Photo Winner, WI '16

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Cardinal Sins is a literary arts journal that publishes work from writers and artists all around the world. It's run by passionate students based out of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

Cardinal Sins publishes two issues a year. Each issue features general submissions that were accepted through a blind judging process. Themed/genre contest winners and honorable mentions are also published within the corresponding journal 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

 

General Submissions

Eligibility

open worldwide

no fee

unpublished work

Submit 

poetry

short stories

flash fiction

creative nonfiction

visual art

photography

For more info...

General Deadlines

Fall Issue 

September 25th

Winter Issue 

February 4th

Status Notification

Two months after deadline

Status Notification 

Two months after deadline

 

October 1st

Fall Contest Deadline

Winner WI '18
Winner WI '18

J. Marcus Weekley

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Honorable Mention WI '18
Honorable Mention WI '18

Susan Bond

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Honorable Mention WI '18
Honorable Mention WI '18

Darian Kuxhouse

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Winner WI '18
Winner WI '18

J. Marcus Weekley

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Thank you to all the participants of the Winter 2018 "Split" hybrid-genre contest. 

And Honorable Mentions

Themed Contest Winner 2018

Past Journal Issues

 

Biannual Publication

Masthead 

Editor-in-Chief

Megan Draper

Faculty Advisor

Kim Lacey

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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? Donate! 

Contact Us

Have questions? Shoot us an email!

 

Feel free to ask about

joining the journal staff

contest rules and deadlines

submissions 

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Saginaw Valley State University 

7400 Bay Road University Center, MI 48710

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