Literature Committee

The Literature Committee is responsible to the WSO board for processing and monitoring all WSO approved literature,including the ComLine, digital and audio books.  Their responsibility includes review and gaining approval of new literature and translated materials.

Check here for the latest Literature Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

May Literature Report

MAY LITERATURE REPORT

June 2015

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. If you wish to do service from a space of love, please email the Literature Committee at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Literature Offerings for Fellowship Review

Hospitals and Institutionsimage  Hospitals and Institutions Guidelines: This booklet will available for review through July 15.

 

Intergroup Guidelines  Intergroup Guidelines: This booklet (currently in draft form) will be available for review until September 3.

 

Beginner trifold front To the Beginner in All of Us: This trifold will be available for review July through September.

To review these materials as they become available, visit our website http://www.adultchildren.org. You will find them under the Fellowship Alerts link in the lower right corner of the page.

Literature Update: Twelve Steps of Adult Children Steps Workbook

Twelve Steps Workbook cover Fellowship request that Steps 6-12 be expanded with additional questions and exercises. This publication is open for revisions. Please submit suggestions for additions to the workbook to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

4x4: The Laundry List Workbook – Integrating Our Laundry List Traits

Laundry List Workbook plain cover We received tremendous response to this text. The Laundry List Workbook seeks to expand the Fellowship Text’s brief description of the “Other” or Opposite Laundry List. The Other Laundry List outlines characteristics of how adult children may be acting out the effects of the original Laundry List traits. Wherever possible we incorporated the valuable insights, commentary and suggestions.

We are looking for cover art for this book. The book’s size is approximately 8.5 x 11 inches (22x30 cm), so a high-resolution digital image (approximately 300 ppi) is needed. Please send photos or drawings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline for art submissions is June 15. Be sure to include a copyright release form. A copyright release form can be downloaded from our website at http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

The book is now in the final proofreading stage, and we anticipate offering The Laundry List Workbook for sale in August. 

ComLine

ComLine newsletter cover We received several articles, along with original artwork and photography for the 3rd Quarter ComLine. The next issue will be for the 4th Quarter: October, November, December. We are asking that all submissions be sent in by November 1.

Though primary focus for the 4th Quarter issue is on Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12, all shares, stories, poems reflecting experience, strength, and hope are welcome!  Be sure to include a copyright release form with your story or artwork. A copyright release form can be downloaded from our website at http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

Audio BRB

Sales for May were 70 a-books sold. All tolled, we have sold 260 a-BRBs.

e-BRB

Sales for May were 188 e-books sold.  All tolled, we have sold 7,575 e-BRBs.

Multilingual Translations

A group of adult children in Norway are translating the Twelve-Step workbook.

Adult children in Finland are translating the Strengthening My Recovery.

A group of adult children in Lithuania are translating several pieces of literature.

Adult children in Italy have been translating free literature. Molto bene! We received nine translations in Italian:

  • The Problem
  • The Laundry List
  • The Solution
  • The Twelve Steps
  • The Twelve Traditions
  • The ACA Promises
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Sample Meeting Format
  • ACA Is…

Miscellaneous

  • Nearly 500 emails were traded both domestically and abroad, including from the fellowship in Australia, Finland, Japan, Russia, Denmark and Greece.
  • We deployed more cloud storage to accommodate the additional literature and translations currently in production.
  • We upgraded software for literature layout work
  • We have been revising literature to include ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) and bar codes so that we can move forward with international fulfillment services.

Sincerely yours in service,

Larry A., Literature Chair, ACA WSO Trustee

Ines, Z., ACA WSO Trustee, Spanish Translation and Group Liaison

Robin R., Staff

Committee Members

John M., ComLine

Karen A., Proofreader

Cheryl H., Proofreader

Patti H., Proofreader

Phyllis R., ComLine

Bonnie K-M., ComLine

Mardi M., ComLine

Laura L., ComLine

Jennifer B., ComLine

Conrad G., ComLine

Marty M., ComLine

Bob B., Copyrights Coordinator

Translation Volunteers

Anna J., Polish Translation Contributor/Polish Fellowship, UK

Christine D, French Translation Contributor, Canada

Henry G., Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland

Anna, Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland

Hiroko I., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan

Ines Z., Spanish Translation Contributor, USA

Keiko D., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan

Nastya, Russian Translation Coordinator, Russia

Stefan B., German Translation Contributor, Germany

Xanthi T., Greek Translation Contributor, Greece

Susanne B, Swedish Translation Contributor, Sweden
Ausra, Latvia

On-Going Translation Groups

Finnish

Danish

Russian

German

Dutch

Norwegian

Swedish

Italian

Japanese

Portuguese

Polish

French

Lithuanian

Hungarian

Bulgarian

Greek

Spanish

Italian

Latvia

         

From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.

April 2015 Literature Report

LITERATURE REPORT
May 2015

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!
We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. If you wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Literature Offerings for Fellowship Review

  • Hospitals and Institutions Guidelines: This booklet will available for review from mid-May through mid-July.
  • Intergroup Guidelines: This booklet will be available for review June through August.
  • To the Beginner in All of us: This trifold will be available for review July through September.

To review these materials as they become available, visit our website http://www.adultchildren.org. You will find the Fellowship Alerts link in the lower right corner of the page.

Read more: April 2015 Literature Report

March 2015 Literature Report

LITERATURE REPORT
April 2015
CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!
We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. If you wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the Contact Us link on the website.
ComLine
We received more responses than anticipated from our first call for entries. The revived ComLine was complete and ready for digital distribution to the fellowship on March 31. We anticipate requests for a printed version, and are reviewing print production costs scenarios.
Submission deadline for the next issue (3rd quarter) is June 1.

Read more: March 2015 Literature Report

The ACA ComLine Is here!

Dear Adult Children, 

The ACA ComLine newsletter where experiences, strength and of hope are shared by adult children from around the world is here!

Click here to read the ComLine Now!

The ComLine will be published quarterly with an emphasis on the Steps and Traditions, but other topics are welcomed too:

  • January Edition: Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3.  
  • Target due date for submissions is November 30.
  • April Edition: Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6.  
  • Target due date for submissions is February 28.
  • July Edition: Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9.  
  • Target due date for submissions is May 30.
  • October Edition: Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12.  
  • Target due date for submissions is August 31.

We extend a special invitation to all adult children: share your recovery experience in the language of your childhood. Selected shares will be published as written--not translated into English. All shares will be considered. The deadline for all ComLine submissions is 30 days prior to the month the edition is to be published.  

Please send your articles, stories, drawings, poems, photos to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Be sure to include a signed release form: ComLine_Copyright_Release_.pdf

Sincerely, 

ComLine Editor, Trusted Servant of the Literature Committee

From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.

Now Available - Audio Fellowship Text

We are glad to announce the availability of the audio Fellowship Text (a-BRB).

You can find it on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

ACA's Sixth Tradition states, "An ACA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the ACA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose."

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the ACA's Sixth Tradition, the ACA World Service Organization expressly disclaims any association with any online retailer and their affiliates, or any authors or books they may recommend.

Use of the these e-retailers is solely to allow our members easier access to our Fellowship Text and is not an endorsement, an affiliation or lending of the ACA name in any way whatsoever to any online retailers.

Literature Report March 2015

LITERATURE REPORT
March 2015

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!
We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. If you wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the Contact Us link on the website.

Read more: Literature Report March 2015

February 2015 Literature Report

LITERATURE REPORT
February 2015

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, ILLUSTRATORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of ACA, and wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the Contact Us link on the website.

Read more: February 2015 Literature Report

January 2015 Literature Report

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of ACA, and wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the Contact Us link on the website.

Welcome
Robin R has a new role as Literature Committee Design Editor (LCDE). In her new role, the LCDE will work on centralizing and maintaining all literature projects, among other duties.

Read more: January 2015 Literature Report

December 2014 Literature Report

LITERATURE REPORT

December 2014
 
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of ACA literature, and wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the Contact Us link on the website.

Read more: December 2014 Literature Report

Subcategories

  • Literature Review

    The WSO periodically posts new literature for review and comment by the fellowship.  Check here for the latest items available.  Note: these documents are available for fellowship review purposes only, are subject to update pending approval, and are not yet available for download and use within ACA meetings.