Literacy Today

Literacy Today, ILA's digital magazine for members, empowers and inspires educators in every stage of their career. Issues focus on hot topics in the field and how they relate to high-quality instruction, examine the latest literacy research, and share stories from our global literacy network.


The July/August/September issue, which focuses on neurodiversity and learning differences, is currently available! Read now and share with colleagues.


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Sign in at the top of the page to access the current and past issues. Not an ILA member? Read our free sample issue on the science of reading here or join now.


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 950 words is our maximum word count and that we do not use reference lists in the magazine.

Upcoming copy deadlines are as follows:

July/August/September 2024: May 1
October/November/December 2024: August 1
January/February/March 2025: November 1
April/May/June 2025: February 3

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."


Any questions? Reach out by emailing