Write for ILA

Whether you have a classroom teaching tip to share or the results of a research study to present, ILA has a publication venue to meet your needs. For more information on how to write for ILA, please read the instructions provided below for each publication.

ILA Journals

ILA journals are peer reviewed, edited by leaders in the field, and produced by a professional publishing staff. Authors receive careful evaluation of their work and detailed advice regarding how it can best be presented. Our journals reach tens of thousands of literacy educators worldwide, so you can be guaranteed a wide audience for your work. Each journal has particular requirements; see the individual links below for more information.

Literacy Today

Literacy Today, ILA's bimonthly digital magazine for members, accepts submissions of articles from 900 to 950 words that reflect current topics in literacy instruction such as family engagement, social justice issues, literacy in resource-limited settings, early literacy, English learners, coaching, and professional development and provide easy-to-implement ideas for today's educators. Email literacytoday@reading.org with article submissions, suggestions, and pitches. Bylines, author bios, and author photos are required.

Upcoming issue themes and deadlines are as follows:

  • March/April 2021: Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
    Deadline January 11
  • May/June 2021: Early Literacy and Children’s/Young Adult Literature
    Deadline March 1
  • July/August 2021: Joy in Literacy Instruction
    Deadline May 3

Literacy Now

Literacy Now, ILA's blog, features posts of 350 to 800 words on ILA news and events, digital literacies, classroom ideas and opinions from literacy advocates, literacy research, and children's & YA literature. Email social@reading.org with pitches.

We thank you for your interest in writing for ILA.