Editorial Policy

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Editorial Policy

The AA Grapevine magazine, often called "our meeting in print," publishes articles that reflect the full diversity of experience and opinion found within the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. No one viewpoint or philosophy dominates its pages, and in determining the editorial content, the editors rely on the principles of the Twelve Traditions.

The heart of the Grapevine is in the shared experience of individual AA members working the AA program and applying the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps. Yet what works for one individual or AA group may not always work for another. For this reason, from month to month, articles may be published that appear to contradict one another. Seeking neither to gloss over difficult issues, nor to present such issues in a harmful or contentious manner, the Grapevine tries to embody the widest possible view of the AA Fellowship.

The Charter of the General Service Conference guarantees the Grapevine editor's right to accept or reject material for publication. Articles are evaluated by AA staff members, and while some editing is done for purposes of clarity, styling, and length, the editors encourage all writers to express their own experience in their own unique way.

Articles are not intended to be statements of AA policy, nor does publication of any article constitute endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous or the AA Grapevine. Articles are invited, although no payment can be made nor can material be returned.