Super excited having met all of the interesting educators, students, librarians, media specialists, and researchers this week!
I hope you'll consider submitting some of your FASCINATING work for consideration of publication in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
In particular, please see call for submissions for the following:

Call for Literacy Lenses essays

Literacy Lenses features personal 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, references, figures, or tables) 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. Refer to Author Guidelines for information on how to submit Literacy Lenses essays through Manuscript Central.

**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 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.
Questions? Contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.

ALSO: Like the JAAL Facebook page and join the JAAL community!
See examples of past cover art. Also, make a comment, and it could appear in print in the Meeting of the Minds column! Please include your city, state and affiliation to be considered for Meeting of the Minds.