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.

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30 Under 30

Nominations are now closed for ILA's second annual 30 Under 30 list, but keep an eye out for the September/October 2016 issue of Literacy Today to see who gets selected. You'll read stories of outstanding up-and-coming educators, administrators, students, nonprofit leaders, advocates, and more who are advancing literacy for all around the globe.

What is the 30 Under 30 list? It debuted in 2015 to honor the next class of literacy champions who are transforming classrooms, the community, and the world. Check out the inaugural class of honorees here. If you know someone who should make the list, the next nomination period will open in March 2017.


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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