The Prairie Light Review (PLR) is an award-winning student-run literary arts magazine. To join, registration in English 2210 is required. For the spring 2013 semester, English 2210 will be held on Wednesdays from 3-4:50 P.M. in Student Services Center 3251. Students are encouraged to sign up for the class to learn about the reviewing, analyzing, and publishing process. As far as the process for choosing submissions goes, the editor-in-chief has the task of removing names from submissions so that all reviews are blind and unbiased. As a group, everyone discusses each submission and casts votes.
Wednesday Dec. 5 from 6-8 P.M. in the SSC 3245 will be a party held in celebration of the submissions and release of the magazine. Two publication parties are held each year, at the end of the fall and spring semesters to debut the latest issue. All of the publication parties are open to the public and published artists and writers are encouraged to attend. The party most features an open mic, which is open to all party attendees. Guests can sign up to participate ahead of time by sending a message to the Facebook page: facebook.com/plrmagazine or they can sign up when they arrive at the party. Additionally, the party will feature a silent auction, promotional tables for local businesses and clubs, and refreshments.
“I would like to personally encourage students and people of the community to join in at the party and continue to keep submitting to keep the magazine alive,” PLR member Adam Chalifoux said.
“Wheaton North High School’s advanced photography students submitted some incredible material.”
Over one hundred pieces were submitted and the top rated ones were the ones that made the magazine. This event is a celebration of the different styles of literature, including, poetry, short stories, art work, photos, etc. The final piece will be sent out to the publisher and released all over the school for free; there will be a display in front of the library.
Chalifoux described different ideas of what to expect such as black and white artwork. He is excited to see the reactions of the student body.
According to Prairie Light Review Marketing Editor Allison Anderson, the submission deadline for the spring 2013 issue is Feb. 6, 2013. Submissions for the spring are now being accepted online or in person. To submit online, visit the website prairielightreview.org. To submit in person, drop your work at the office, SSC 3251.