Information For Authors

 Submissions are accepted on a continuous basis (except immediately after Fall and Spring deadlines). PLEASE adhere to the deadlines for Fall and Spring. NOTE: If there are themed issues, be sure to submit only submissions related to those requested themes.

The latest issue’s (Fall 2023) acceptance rate was 31%. The blind review and editorial decision process typically takes about 10-12 weeks. However, review time may vary depending on the availabilty of reviewers. Submit your manuscripts online here.


Please prepare two files: a blinded copy of your manuscript and a cover letter. Blinded manuscripts must include:

  • include the title of the work;
  • follow APA (7th edition) formatting guidelines;
  • be between 2,000 and 6,000 words, not including references;
  • include an abstract of 250 words or less (research submissions);
  • have all references to author(s) removed for blind review;
  • have tables and figures embedded in the manuscript.

Cover letter should include:

  • the title of your submission;
  • the name and affiliation (as you would have them published) and email of the first author;
  • the name, affiiliation, preferred email, photograph, and a 100-200 word bio for all co-authors, listed in preferred order.

TJLE is proud to be an open access journal. All copyright remains with the author/s.

The Texas Journal of Literacy Education is the official journal of the Texas Association for Literacy Education (TALE), the Texas affiliate of the International Literacy Association.