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The Point is a monthly newsletter of articles from A.A. San Francisco and A.A. Marin members sharing experience, strength and hope they found in A.A.

Editorial Policy

The Point publishes original feature articles submitted by local members reflecting the full diversity of the fellowship. No one viewpoint or philosophy dominates its pages. In determining content, editors rely on the principles of the Twelve Traditions.


The Point illustrates the shared experience of individual members working the program and applying the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps. Yet what works for one individual or group may not always work for another. For this reason, from month to month, articles may be published that appear to contradict one another. Seeking neither to gloss over difficult issues, nor to present such issues in a harmful or contentious manner, The Point strives to embody the widest possible view of the fellowship.

The Point welcomes stories and letters carrying the message of experience, strength and hope. We evaluate articles based on the Twelve Traditions and then edit for clarity and length. The Point Committee encourages writers to express their experience in their own way.

  • Be specific, concrete and anecdotal: Describe the story so readers can picture it.
  • Generally keep length to around 600 words.
  • Add a byline with first name and last initial + include a title.
  • Send copy in a Word document.

Article submission does not constitute a promise of publication. The Point does not pay for articles or return them. We reprint material without requesting additional author permissions, but will always include author bylines.

Questions? Email [email protected].