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By Sharing a Story, Poem, Essay, History, Criticism or Humor

Central Bulletin, the oldest AA newsletter in the world, is seeking people to anonymously contribute AA-related stories of recovery for inclusion in an upcoming issue. If selected, your article may be shared in print, email and on Share your experience, strength and hope on recovery topics like the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, getting sober, living sober, fear, humility, making amends, resentments, sponsorship, and more. Don't worry, you don’t have to be a professional writer. We will apply standard editing practices as needed. Experience a new way of “giving it away to keep it.” And, help the newcomer and long-timer alike find encouragement and support with your contribution. You never know, it could also be a great investment in your own recovery as well.


1Who may submit a story and/or photos?
The Central Bulletin accepts submissions from any member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
2Do I get paid if my article is used?
Please do not expect to be paid. As a matter of policy, the Central Bulletin neither accepts gifts or payments from or to members who offer news or information. However, you will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Central Bulletin for free.
3I am planning an event that would be of interest to the AA community, can I get that listed in the Central Bulletin?
Yes, please submit your event here. Then, all events that are relevant will be posted in the Central Bulletin automatically as well as on the website Events section.
4What type of content can I submit?

Desired content can be anything newsworthy about Alcoholics Anonymous:

  • A story, poem, essay, history, criticism or humor
  • Articles should be 300-600 words, though longer pieces will be considered
  • Photos should be in .jpg format, face-shots will be blurred or discarded
  • All formatting will be cleared when the newsletter is created
  • Central Bulletin reserves the right to edit as necessary
To get an idea of what we publish, see our News section.
5When do I have to have news submitted by in order to get it in the next edition?
To add news, call us at (216) 241-7387 M-F from 9-5 or submit it here. Deadline is the 15th of each month for the next issue. After we review the submission, we will inform you if yours has been selected.
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