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Welcome to Critical Conversations. Critical Conversations in Literacy Research & Education is an information source designed to provide researchers, educators, and related stakeholders with tools, resources,

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The Journal of Literacy Research (JLR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes research related to literacy and literacy education from preschool through adulthood. SUBMIT

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Write for Critical Conversations in Literacy Research & Education.

Critical Conversations publishes content that seeks to create a space for students, educators, and researchers to share their narratives to create an inclusive and equitable teaching, learning, and working environment for all.


We are a fast-tracked, peer-viewed content provider that raises voices across literacy education and research. It’s not a blog. It’s something new. We are leveraging the medical journal model, which provides a shorter paper style (2000 words maximum), but we want to do more than that. We want to expand this concept to include other forms of expression – art, music, video, audio, etc. The possibilities are limitless. We are holding space for you.


We publish content that aligns with at least one of our four pillars:


Education: We believe in the ability to teach across multiple modalities with versatile pedagogical skill sets.


Research: We believe in the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.


Equity: We believe in fairness across identity and recognize the historical and contemporary marginalization and erasure of some over others.


Solidarity: We believe in unity and community support when working towards common interests.


We accept and will advance for review publications that are multimodal in content, critical and progressive in tone, and support both traditional and non-traditional diverse audiences.


We strive for a peer-review process that is open and collaborative. The reason for a rigorous review process is to elevate the value of these publications for authors and the field. Our goal is to hold space and amplify a collective voice, not serve as gatekeepers of the ideas of others.


Our collaborative review process takes place in a Google Doc. Once you have completed your manuscript and have that Google Doc ready to share…please complete the form below.

You can also reach out to the editors at to informally discuss submissions.

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In your pitch for your story, please include the following:

  • What pillar are you connecting to in your story?
  • What is the main idea or premise of your story?
  • Why does this story matter to a wider audience? Why now?
  • How will you tell your story? What data, analysis, and multimodal content will you include to help explain this to the audience?

The details above will appear in your article byline to help readers quickly understand your qualifications. So it’s good to be specific but concise.