The Prairie Light Review is a juried magazine that is produced twice a year by a class of student editors enrolled in English 2210, and it highlights creative works by students, faculty, and residents of our college district, District 502.
The student editors participate in blind readings of poetry and prose, on themes/forms of many types, and blind viewings of art of many media—past magazines have published drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, jewelry, graphic designs, etc. The editors strive to bring to the readership of the magazine engaging creative work being produced in District 502.
The magazine welcomes original fiction, poetry, drama, essays, photographs, and artwork from students, faculty, and community members of District 502 for consideration to be included in the biannual printing of the magazine.
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You can join the staff of this award-winning magazine by enrolling in C.O.D.'s English 2210 course fall or spring term. The class is one credit hour and meets on Wednesday afternoons from 12:00-1:50 p.m. No previous experience with publishing is required.
English 2210 is a unique course, because it serves as both a course on literary magazine publishing and as home to the COD organization and school literary magazine, The Prairie Light Review. By enrolling in this class, you become an editor of the magazine, which is an exciting and rewarding experience as the staff works together as a team to produce the next issue of The Prairie Light Review. This is not a traditional English course in which you will be producing formal written assignments that will be evaluated individually; instead, your grade in the course will be largely based on participation and preparation for class.
As a member of the staff, you will experience many different publication techniques, including tracking submissions, content selection, layout decisions, copy editing, distribution, office management, marketing, fundraising, and coordinating special events like open mics. formal written assignments that will be evaluated individually; instead, your grade in the course will be largely based on participation and preparation for class.