Literacy Today

Literacy Today (formerly Reading Today), ILA's bimonthly member magazine, connects you with your community and empowers and inspires you, no matter where you are in your career. Every issue highlights our members' accomplishments, shares instructional ideas, and reports on hot topics in the field. Basic Members receive both print and interactive digital subscriptions. Online Members receive a digital subscription only.

30 Under 30

30-under-30The September/October 2016 issue of Literacy Today will include ILA's second annual 30 Under 30 list—and you can help determine who gets selected.

Nominations are now open! We are looking for educators making an extraordinary impact in their classrooms and communities, as well as outstanding administrators, authors, librarians, students, nonprofit leaders, politicians, technology experts, volunteers, and advocates who are advancing literacy for all. Click here to nominate yourself or a fellow literacy leader. (Nominees must not turn 30 before Nov. 1, 2016. Please note all nominations must be received by May 16, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. ET.) We carefully review all nominations, so please be convincing and concise.

The 30 Under 30 list debuted in 2015 to honor rising literacy champions around the globe. See the inaugural class here.

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We are always looking for articles that reflect current trends in literacy instruction and provide easy-to-implement tips for today's educators. We encourage you to e-mail with questions about guidelines or to submit a pitch. If you are submitting an article for consideration, please keep in mind that 900 words is our maximum word count and that we do not use reference lists in the magazine.

Member news

ILA members can submit career news (books published, awards received, promotions/retirements, etc.) for consideration in Literacy Today's News & Notes section. Contact information and links to background information, if applicable, should be included for verification. Submissions, which must be 200 words or less, may be edited for clarity or length, and ILA reserves the right to all final editorial decisions. Send submissions either in Word or copied into the e-mail, with separate photo attachments, to with the subject line "News & Notes."


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