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Prairie Light Review

Welcome to the Liberal Arts Magazine of College of DuPage

Prairie Light Review, the Liberal Arts Magazine of College of DuPage, has been published for nearly 40 years. This free publication, funded by Student Activities fees, is the venue for creative work in District 502. It is a partnership between Student Life and the Liberal Arts Division. 

Prairie Light Review can usually be picked up in the Library, the McAnnich Arts Building, the Berg Instructional Building, and outside the PLR offices at SSC 1227- but we are still formulating a plan for distributing the Spring 2020 safely to the public.

Current News

We are currently accepting rolling submissions in writing and art for the Spring 2020 edition. View guidelines

One literary piece by a College of DuPage student will be selected by editors for the $500 Budilovsky Scholarship.

Currently we are editing the Fall 2020 issue and are expecting to have a virtual launch party December 2020, so stay tuned for details.

The Spring 2020 PLR's are in place in the Library vestibule and ready for pick-up!

Students and community members may enter the vestibule at SRC Door 2. A mask is required and only one person at a time should be in the vestibule. An appointment is not needed and students may stop by during any of the open hours.

The vestibule doors at SRC #2 are unlocked for the Grab & Go hours below:
Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.

If you are not able to get a physical copy of the Spring 2020 edition, please view the electronic edition via the Digital Commons at COD.

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Join Us

How can you join the staff of the Prairie Light Review?

You can join this award-winning magazine by enrolling in English 2210 fall or spring terms of each year. No previous publishing experience is needed. The course is two credit hours, listed as Engli-2210. More information about the course is available in About Us and on MyAccess. Search for Credit Classes. Or, contact Advisor Adam Fotos with questions at or (630) 942-3167. 

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Contact Information

Adam Fotos
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2537f, (630) 942-3167