Roundabout would not exist without a constant stream of articles and letters from sober AA members. Our meeting-in-print depends upon the willingness of members just like you to share their experience, strength and hope by putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.
Our little magazine carries AA's message of hope and recovery, and often it can reach places and people that could not be reached in other ways. There are members sober today because they first met AA in the pages of a Roundabout found in a doctor's waiting room or handed in to a prison (with the Diary pages removed) by a hard-working prison liaison officer.
Roundabout can speak to us, and to potential members, in a very personal way. It is not a dry collection of facts about Alcoholics Anonymous, but carries the voices of individual members telling their own stories.
The thought of writing an article and sending it to Roundabout can be frightening. But overcoming fear is something we learn to do as we progress in recovery. We have to overcome fear in order to approach a member we respect to ask him or her to be our sponsor. We have to overcome fear to sit and share as an invited speaker at an AA meeting. We have to overcome fear when asked to visit the home of a suffering alcoholic on a Twelfth Step call.
Each of us has a unique experience to share and your article in Roundabout might be the example that sparks hope in a hopeless drunk or gives comfort to a sober but suffering fellow member. Nobody else can write that article, it has to be you.
The editor invites the submission of articles and letters which should be sent to...
Northern Service Office
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow G2 6HJ
Tel: 0141-226 2214
or via this link
Articles and letters will be attributed to 'Anonymous' if the writer wishes, but the original submission to the editor should be signed. The editor cannot guarantee to publish all materials submitted or return contributed matter. Payment for any submissions cannot be made. Roundabout does not publish poetry or obituaries
Groups can order multiple copies of Roundabout and individual members can subscribe for themselves.
To safeguard your anonymity, copies of Roundabout are delivered in plain (brown) envelopes with only your name and address on the envelope. There is no indication that the envelope comes from AA.
A Flyer has been placed in the Document Library. Its purpose is to encourage members to contribute. Please feel free to print this flyer and place it on your Literature table.
An A4 version can be found here.A version with two A5 pages is here.