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Literacy Now

About Literacy Now

Literacy Now is ILA's blog, featuring posts on ILA news and events, digital literacies, classroom ideas and opinions from literacy advocates, literacy research, and children's & YA literature.

Submission guidelines

Blind submissions are welcome, but story pitches are strongly encouraged by emailing If you are submitting a post, please keep in mind the following:

  • The word count is approximately 350–800.
  • Possible topics to consider are assessment/standards, early literacy, teacher professional development and learning, digital literacy, diversity, and English learners.
  • Literacy Now is a blog, so please avoid reference lists.
  • Please include at least two headings for ease of reading.
  • A conversational tone is strongly encouraged!

Got news?

ILA members can submit career news (books published, awards received, promotions/retirements, etc.) for publication consideration in Literacy Today membership magazine. Get the details here.


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