Download and share this letter: Call for Big Book Stories from Deborah K at GSO – April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022
To: All General Service Conference Members
From: Deborah K., Chair, Trustees’ Literature Committee
Re: Call for stories – Fourth Edition of the Big Book Alcohólicos Anónimos
Deadline: December 15, 2022,
In keeping with the recommendation of the 2021 General Service Conference that “a Fourth Edition of the Spanish-language Big Book, Alcohólicos Anónimos, be developed, including updated stories that better reflect the current membership, and that a progress report be presented to the 2022 General Service Conference,” the trustees’ Literature Committee is seeking stories of recovery from members of the Hispanic community in the A.A. structure in the United States and Canada.
The committee is seeking stories of recovery from a wide representation of the Hispanic community. Stories of recovery may also include:
- Ethnic, cultural, gender and LGBTQ diversity
- Diversity of social status
- Experiences of sobriety during the pandemic
- Newcomer and old-timer experiences
- Accessibility experiences
- Spiritual experiences
- A.A. meetings on virtual platforms
- Sobriety and mental health
Suggested format for typed manuscripts is 3,500 words, double-spaced, in 12-point type. Handwritten stories should be approximately 5-6 pages. Please include your full name, postal and email address, and phone number on the first page of your manuscript. The anonymity of all authors will be respected, whether their story is selected for publication or not.
Stories written in Spanish, English or French will be accepted from any Hispanic member of the A.A. structure in the United States and Canada.
We suggest you keep a copy of your manuscript for your files.
Instructions for submitting your manuscript:
Deadline: Please submit on or before December 15, 2022.
Subject Line: “Fourth Edition Spanish”
Postal Mail: Attn. Literature Assignment, General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163
On the envelope: The words “Fourth Edition Spanish” should be written on the envelope and at the top of the first page of the manuscript.
Thank you for your participation in the process!