For Authors

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 become an ILA author, please read the instructions provided for each publication, linked at right, or contact us by e-mail. We look forward to receiving your manuscript.

ILA journals are edited by leaders in the field, peer reviewed, 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, so follow the individual links at right for more information.

ILA books support the growth and advancement of classroom teachers, reading specialists, and other literacy professionals throughout their careers. Our priority is successfully translating literacy research into practice through concrete strategies and techniques relevant to preK–12 literacy professionals. Topics of particular interest include formative assessment strategies, teaching literacy across content areas, early literacy strategies, and motivating readers at all grade levels. Review ILA's submission guidelines, or contact us at books@reading.org with specific questions.

ILA E-ssentials bring cutting-edge strategies to classroom teachers in an easily accessible PDF format, downloadable to any reading device. E-ssentials publish on a monthly basis, are free as a benefit of ILA Membership, and can be purchased inexpensively by nonmembers. Contact us at books@reading.org for more information.

ILA Bridges: Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom features cross-curricular units designed to support Common Core success; each is authored by a team that includes at least one classroom teacher and one researcher. The project, spearheaded by ILA's Literacy Research Panel, illustrates CCSS-based instruction and promotes highly engaging research-based classroom practices and rich student learning. We’re accepting units on all topics and levels, but are particularly interested in secondary school materials and units that emphasize project-based learning. Review the submission guidelines and note the quarterly deadlines.

For those who wish to share practical ideas widely, ReadWriteThink.org is an excellent choice. This freely available website publishes peer-reviewed lessons, strategy guides, videos, and other resources that reach thousands of educators each day. Click the "Writing a lesson plan" link to the right, or direct questions to Becky Fetterolf at bfetterolf@reading.org.

ILA's bimonthly member magazine, Literacy Today, accepts submissions of articles from 500 to 1,000 words that reflect current trends in literacy instruction and provide easy-to-implement tips for today's educators. We encourage you e-mail literacytoday@reading.org with article submissions, suggestions, and pitches, but please keep in mind the following: These submissions are not peer reviewed and using references in the style of journals is discouraged. Bylines, bios, and photos are required. Click here to learn more.

ILA's blog, Literacy Daily, publishes articles on Member & Events News, Literacy Research, Digital Literacies, The Engaging Classroom, and Children's & YA Literature. We're always looking for inspiring stories told by the people involved at the ground level. Pitch us your story by e-mailing social@reading.org.

 

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