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The IRCJ editorial staff is excited to announce a call for manuscripts for a special issue of our double-blind, peer-reviewed journal. The theme is: How Do Books for our Youngest Readers Inspire Action Towards Equity? The goal of this special issue is to explore the impact and influence of early reader children's books written and selected with the intent to promote greater empathy, awareness and equity in our society by presenting the perspectives of marginalized populations, challenging problematic social norms, and communicating complex social issues at the earliest stages of development.If you have questions about the submission process, please email Roxanne Owens, IRCJ Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IRCJ editorial staff welcomes manuscript submissions at any time. The Illinois Reading Council Journal seeks manuscripts dealing with topics, issues, and events of interest to educators involved in literacy programs at all levels of education. Ideas for inclusion in the following columns will also be considered: Terrific Teaching Tips, Parent Involvement in Reading, and Leadership in Reading. The guidelines for preparing and submitting manuscripts is available online. If you have questions about the submission process, please email Roxanne Owens, IRCJ Editor, at email@example.com.
Did you notice the cover of the IRC Journal? We are now compiling a collage of student artwork for each cover and eagerly anticipate appropriate submissions from your students. The artwork should relate to children's or adolescent literature. Artwork that is full color and shows time and effort is preferred. Children whose artwork is featured in the IRCJ will receive a letter, a certificate of appreciation, a copy of the cover photo suitable for framing, and a copy of the journal. The names of the students and teachers, as well as the schools, appear inside the journal in a special note about the cover. Information on submitting artwork and release forms are available online.
Ad space is available in future issues of the IRC Journal. The Program Advertisement Request Form provides available ad sizes and rates. Please send advertisements camera ready for black and white reproduction. Ads may be submitted on disk. A hard copy must be included. All ads will be non-bleed. We reserve the right to refuse any ad without assigning reason.