Please choose a topic of recovery, and write about it directly. This can be any topic that you might consider important to you. You may also write upon any of our existing topic categories or you may write about a specific topic that will be covered in an upcoming issue.

  • All work must be original work only.
  • We ask that you focus upon the experience, strength, and hope you have found in Overeaters Anonymous.
  • Please do not reference other Twelve Step programs {Outside support are considered outside issues}.
  • Briefly describe your physical, emotional, and spiritual condition when you entered OA. Be specific, including your weight at that time.
  • Relate in detail how the Steps, Step principles, Traditions, Tools, and/or Twelve Concepts of OA Service helped in your recovery.
  • Describe your OA experience. Tell the length of your abstinence and, if applicable, the weight loss or weight gain you have maintained.

Manuscripts and letters sent to Experience, Strength & Hope are assumed to be intended for publication and subject to editing. All submissions become the property of Overeaters Anonymous, Inc., and are, therefore, unconditionally assigned to Overeaters Anonymous, Inc., for publication and copyright purposes.

Use this form to send us your story or item to be used on one of OA Foot Steps digital channels. We ask that your submission be in keeping with the Twelve Traditions, Concepts of Service, Unity with Diversity Policy, and generally aligns with the Principles of the Overeaters Anonymous program. 

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By signing and submitting this form, I warrant that I am the sole owner and original author of the accompanying item and that I have the full right and authorization to submit this item to OA Foot Steps VIG #09670 (“OAFSVIG”). I understand and authorize OAFSVIG to edit, copy, distribute, publish, reproduce, or copyright this item for any lawful purpose. By submitting this item to OAFSVIG, I agree that it becomes the property of OAFSVIG and may be used in any type of distribution media.

I agree that I will make no monetary or other claim against OAFSVIG for the use of this item. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein this item appears. I hereby hold harmless and release OAFSVIG from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

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