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 

 

Cardinal Sins publishes work from writers and artists all around the world. It is a student-run literary arts journal based out of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

Cardinal Sins is published twice 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, and 2017. 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unpublished work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 10th

Winter Issue 

February 4th

Status Notification 

Two months after deadline

 

Themed Contest

For more info...

Eligibility

open worldwide

no fee

Submit

artwork

Theme

decay

Prize

$100

publication

1st

October

Fall Contest Deadline

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

And Honorable Mentions

Themed Contest Winner

 

Past Journal Issues

Biannual Publication

Masthead 

SVSU Sins Foundation

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 

Co-Editors-in-Chief

Victoria Phelps

Mackenzie Bethune

Copy Editor

Kellie Rankey

Madeleine Taylor

Poetry Editor

Alexa Foor

Fiction Editor

Aran Singh

Photography Editor

Jacob Browning

Art Editor

Anna Slavin

Faculty Advisor

Kim Lacey

Why donate?

fund printed issues

more monetary prizes

encourage student growth

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