Hi ACA Members,

It’s that time again!  We’re looking for article submissions for the Oct/Nov/Dec ComLine, and the deadline is August 31, 2016. The 31st will be here before you know it! Please set aside a little time to write about something you’d like to share, regarding your experience, strength and hope around your recovery in ACA. Four issues of the ComLine are made available to members, one at the beginning of each quarter, so your share could be used in our next issue, or an up-coming issue.

If you’re not sure what to write about, you can go to http://www.adultchildren.org/comline and look at other ComLine issues. A submission of about 600 words fills one page of the ComLine. We also need short submissions; writing 250 to 300 words is great, too.

The focus of this next issue is on Steps and Traditions:  10, 11, and 12. However, if you’re inspired and excited to share something else, please email it to us. We’re also looking for poetry, artwork and photos. (Remember, you need to print, sign and email back the Copyright Release form:


Please send your shares with the signed Copyright Release form to litstaff@adultchildren.org. And, in advance, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to write about something that is special to you. Don’t worry about making it perfect; we have editors who love to assist in editing.

I appreciated the ComLine back when it was a hard copy for sale, and am so grateful it’s back up and running! Back in those early days, our group discovered great meeting topics in the ComLine. You might have somebody on the other side of the world sharing in a meeting about your experience, strength, and hope using your submission from the ComLine!

REMINDER:  Every year each ACA group that is listed on the ACA website at  http://www.meetings.adultchildren.org/find-a-meeting MUST update their meeting information, or it is automatically removed from the ACA website. This is the easiest way for you to help ACA to keep the meeting list current.  If you haven’t updated your group’s meeting information, please go the website and do so now.  By assisting us in this manner, ACA makes sure meetings are active when other adult children reach out.

In Service,
Mardi M.
ACA ComLine Editor
A grateful member of ACA