Durham Academy Middle School Language Arts class.
I’m the co-editor of a journal called the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. We are looking for contributions to two different features of the journal to which adolescents can submit:
Literacy Lenses is a new feature that will appear in JAAL beginning in September 2012. The column features essays written by current middle school and high school teachers, media specialists, librarians, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, administrators, preservice teachers, teacher educators, and adolescent and adult learners. These short, nonacademic pieces (written in first person, without citations or references) will highlight diverse perspectives on teaching and/or learning with literacies to inspire reader reflection.
Literacy Lenses submissions should be approximately 500 words and include a photograph if possible (e.g., high resolution photo of the author or the learning context profiled, with appropriate photo releases). If your essay is selected for publication, you will receive a one-year, online-only subscription to any IRA journal for either yourself or a colleague. E-mail your essay to JAAL@reading.org with “Literacy Lenses” in the subject line.
Call for JAAL Cover Images
How are literacies enacted in the lives of adolescents and adults and what do they look like? Show us!
Beginning in September 2012, we’ll feature adolescent- and adult-submitted photographs and artwork on the cover of Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. We invite you to share your representations of adolescent and adult literacies in action! All images must:
Depict adolescent(s) and/or adult(s) engaged in literacy-related activities or share the product of a literacy-related activity.
Be submitted with appropriate releases—that is, anyone whose likeness or work is shown (or, in the case of minors, their parents or guardians) must sign a release form authorizing IRA’s use of the likeness or work in the journal. (Contact us for a blank release form if needed.)
Include no content copyrighted by a third party (e.g., clearly discernible book covers, clearly readable text passages from a copyrighted work, trademarked name brands and logos).
Be submitted in digital format (minimum 300 dpi resolution), 8″ x 10″ in size or larger, and in color.
Photographs, paintings, illustrations, word clouds, and digital art are all welcome. Images and release forms should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a maximum of two images as file attachments to your e-mail message, which should also include your name and contact information. If your image(s) are selected for consideration by our design and production team, we will contact you for further details.
Let me know what you all think? We’d like to include some work from adolescents!
Dr. Margaret Hagood
Can we work together with another person?
When is the deadline?
Is there only one winner?
Thanks for your interest and for your great questions. Answers:
1) can absolutely work together!
2) we take rolling submissions
3) not just one winner. We select one cover art piece and one Literacy Lenses piece for each issue (eight a year).
Soooo….get your submissions going!
Happy to answer further questions.
Also, please check out our facebook page at Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and/or the print copy of the journal for further guidance to see other cover art from this year and Literacy Lenses pieces.
Is there a certain thing that it has to be about???
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