Would You Like to Write for The Point?

The Point would like to publish your original articles, interviews, reviews, poems and illustrations. Our current issue is here: https://aasf.org/the-point-current-issue

Email thepoint@aasf.org if you’d like to write about one of the topics below—or anything else you’d like to communicate to the fellowship.

Story Suggestions: A.A. Aphorisms

  • Don’t count the days – make the days count.
  • It’s funny how silly smart people can be.
  • The 12 Steps are job training: to sponsor people.
  • The Big Book is magic, but you have to open it.

Other Possibilities: Concept or Tradition of the Month

What is your experience, story, or understanding of the Concepts and Traditions? We run a Tradition and Concept of the month story in each issue. Deadline is the 15th of the month preceding the issue. Articles are 600 words. Email article to: thepoint@aasf.org

Submission Policy

The Point welcomes stories carrying the message of experience, strength and hope. We evaluate articles in light of the traditions and edit for clarity and length. We encourage writers to express their experience in their own way. Please note: Sending articles does not guarantee publication. The Point does not pay for articles and may reprint material without requesting additional author permissions, but we will always include author bylines. If you have any questions, please email thepoint@aasf.org.

Meet the Committee

Our committee meets @ 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month in Central Office, 1821 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. If an article is not run in this issue, we will save it in our bank for future use. We greatly appreciate your service.

 —Michelle G.

Contributor Guidelines

Include a five- to seven-word title. If possible, add a subtitle of up to five words and a byline with author’s first name + last initial.

Submission Example (January 2019)

  • Be specific, concrete and anecdotal: Describe the story so readers can picture it.
  • Use a single-spaced 12-point font (Times New Roman or Century Schoolbook).
  • Keep the body of the story about 600 words.
  • Spell out numbers one through nine. Use numerals for numbers 10 and up.
  • Abbreviate A.A. with periods unless spelling out Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word for Twelve Traditions, Twelve Steps, Step One and Tradition One. Use lower case for “the steps” and “the traditions.”
  • Italicize book titles such as Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
  • Always run spell check and check word count. Avoid columns, headers or footers.
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