Category: Literature Committee

The Literature Committee supports global ACA recovery by making program principles accessible to adult children, in ways that are affordable and available in all languages. Specific missions include developing new literature, assisting  national translation committees, and supporting delivery of literature in diverse settings.

The committee publishes ComLine, a quarterly online publication that features fellowship voices and experience, strength and hope.The Literature Committee depends heavily on volunteers. We welcome anyone with editing, writing, design and other skills relevant to creating, publishing and translating literature.

Development teams work through the group conscience. A quarterly Literature Committee call is held the first Saturday of January, April, July, and October.  To contact the literature committee, please fill out the contact form by clicking here.

Notice: The WSO Literature Committee is not currently accepting new submissions.
In October 2020, the WSO Board of Trustees approved revisions to the Literature Policy. That revision includes changes to how WSO reviews and approves literature submissions. The WSO Literature Committee is implementing new procedures to support the policy revisions on the existing submission backlog. Until the backlog of member submissions has been evaluated, we ask members to hold off on any new literature submissions. We will notify the fellowship when we are ready to accept submissions again. Thank you for your patience.
Some of the main changes the WSO Board has made to the Literature Policy include:

  •  All submissions of new literature from members, ACA service entities (Meetings, Intergroups, & Regions), and WSO subcommittees will be evaluated by Literature Evaluation Subcommittee readers using the same standardized criteria.
  •  All submissions will go through the same formal development process which includes an evaluation, approval by the WSO Board of Trustees, and a period of fellowship review before it can move to an Annual Business Conference for conference approval.
  •  All literature, from any source, needs to follow the guidelines for ACA logo use and display disclaimers to give the fellowship clarity about what is and is not conference-approved literature, or where literature stands in a conference approval process.
For WSO Literature Policy details, please see the WSO Operating Policy and Procedures Manual (OPPM) pages 27-37:
Slides are available from the July 2021 Quarterly Literature Meeting