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 for the next ILA 30 Under 30 list closed on July 31. Keep an eye out for the January/February 2019 edition of Literacy Today to see the final list of honorees. Missed the deadline? You can submit a nomination for consideration on a future list thanks to our rolling submission process. Click here for the nomination form. (Nominations must be made by June 1, 2020, and nominees must not turn 30 before March 1, 2021.)

Our 30 Under 30 list debuted in 2015 to honor rising literacy educators and advocates around the globe. Click below to read about our past honorees.


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 email 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 email, with separate photo attachments, to with the subject line "News & Notes."


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