History

30 North was founded as “The Cardinal” in 1936 through a collaboration of North Central College’s Writer’s Club and Sigma Tau Delta, an English Honors Society. This magazine was open to writers all over the country who wanted to showcase their voices. The name was changed in 1996 to “The North Central Review.” In 2005, knowing they needed to serve a more selective and possibly underappreciated group of bright writers and artists, “The North Central Review” became a literary journal exclusively for talented undergraduates. In 2015, the journal transitioned to become “30 North,” the magazine we know and love today. We are still exclusively a journal for undergraduates at two or four year institutions, and each year we strive to improve our journal with a selective group of brilliant writers and artists.