Language Arts Journal of Michigan

MCTE's Award-Winning, Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journal

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

Shireen Al-Adeimi, Kaitlin Glause, and Christina Ponzio, Co-Editors


Language Arts Journal of Michigan is published twice a year. Archived issues from 1985 to the present are available at Scholarworks.


LAJM Current Call for Manuscripts

Spring 2021: Open Issue

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Given the current ruptures in our nation and world, we recognize that ongoing events related to the global pandemic and national response to social injustices may make preparing a manuscript for publication an arduous task. However, as educators and education researchers, we remain committed to sustaining the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of children, adolescents, and teachers in literacy and English language arts (ELA) education. In this open issue, we welcome relevant and meaningful scholarly articles that reflect what is currently on the hearts and minds of our audience: elementary literacy teachers, middle and high school English language arts instructors, and university English educators. While this is an open call, we are particularly interested in manuscripts that disrupt and challenge classroom and institutional inequities and forward humanizing and anti-racist approaches to literacy and ELA education. Authors might consider one of the following questions:

  • What inquiry work have you done that can stretch the field of literacy, language arts, and English?
  • How are you rising up against new mandates and legislation to best meet the needs of students?
  • What tensions do you see in literacy education today?
  • What do readers of LAJM need to notice and think about?
  • Describe your process of learning about literature, literacy, culture, social justice, and language.
  • What new literacy practices do you see in communities and schools? What supports these practices? What hinders them?
  • What connections are adults and children making as they engage in the art of language?

Please submit manuscripts through Scholarworks (



MET (Michigan English Teacher) Newsletter 

Toby Kahn-Loftus, Editor

The MET has been replaced by regular email updates from MCTE.

Access past issues of the MET here.