Submit to the Prairie Light Review

Prairie Light Review, the Liberal Arts Magazine of College of DuPage, has been published for over 20 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. 

Visual Submission Guidelines 

  • DEADLINE February 26th, 2016
  • Enter visual subject matter that is appropriate for an audience of the District 502 community.
  • Enter up to four creative works per entrant per issue of drawings, cartoons, graphics, charcoal drawings, etchings, paintings, murals, collages, sculptures, ceramics, fashion, jewelry, and all new media.
  • Title all entries.
  • Remove your name and any other identifying information from all entries.
  • Photograph all physical art as you want it to appear in the magazine.
  • Prairie Light Review reserves the right to digitally crop, enlarge, or reduce photographs to accommodate the magazine’s page size limitations.

Email instructions

  • Email to
  • Best sizes are 8”x11” or larger.
  • Include the following information in the subject line of the email: first name and last name
  • Include in the body of the email: your full address with zip code; contact telephone number; an alternate email address.
  • Title all entries.
  • Use only .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .png, or .gif file types.
  • Name the file: title.filetype. ex: WheatfieldWithCrows.jpeg
  • Send a three sentence bio describing yourself. Include other publications and website information, if applicable.

Entrants maintain the rights to their work and may subsequently offer their work to any publication.