A Call for Stories


A Call for Stories

In response to 2015 General Service Conference Advisory Actions the trustees’ Literature committee is requesting stories for revision of the following pamphlets:

  • A.A. for the Woman — revision to include current sharing from women in AA, including “stories from women in the military, single mothers, and women of diverse backgrounds.”
  • AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic — seeking stories from AA members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or gender nonconforming, especially regarding being a newcomer and sponsorship.

Another Advisory Action requests that the trustees’ Literature Committee develop literature for “alcoholics with mental health issues.” For this project the committee is requesting a wide range of AA recovery experience from members with mental health issues, and from those who sponsor such members.

In all three undertakings, the trustees are giving special consideration to sharing from disabled veterans and from nonbelievers.

For all sending stories regarding the above three topics, manuscripts should be 500-800 words, double spaced. Please include your complete name, address and email/phone information. The anonymity of all authors will be observed, whether or not their story is selected for publication. Please email your sharing to:

Literature@aa.org and put the name of the pamphlet or topic you are addressing in the subject line of the message.
Or, you may mail it to:

Literature Coordinator
General Service Office
Box 459
Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015.

From Fall issue of BOX 459, the quarterly news bulletin from the U.S./Canada General Service Office. This newsletter includes information about A.A. service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada A.A. members.



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