Author Guidelines

Call for Submissions

Are you proud of the work you’ve done in your English 101, 102, 105, 303, 306, or 309 course? Are you an original artist? Do you want to share your work with the campus community? Do you want to tell people that your work has been published?

Submit to Cardinal Compositions for a chance to have your work published in next year’s edition! You may submit any work completed forany English Composition course (101, 102, 105, 303, 306, 309), or your original artwork.

If your work is selected, you will receive a free copy of the collection, as well as a certificate of achievement!


What to Submit

For consideration, please submit:

  • Any work you completed for your English Composition course, or your original artwork (as many pieces as you’d like)
  • All necessary citations (works without proper citations not to be considered)
  • An appropriate release form (granting permission to publish your writing or artwork)

How to Submit

To submit your work:

  1. Complete this release form.
  2. Email a copy of your completed form, along with your work, to

Please contact us if you have any questions: the Cardinal Compositions Committee looks forward to reading your work!

Cardinal Compositions

Editorial Team

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.