ACO CIRCLE Submission Guidelines

CIRCLE, the newsletter of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), is for ADHD Coaches, by ADHD Coaches, and about ADHD Coaching. It supports the ACO’s values of community, excellence, education, and the promotion of awareness of ADHD Coaching and its value to people living with ADHD.

The ACO is a not-for-profit professional association. Therefore, we do not pay for material. Instead, all articles include an author headshot, 100-word bio, and contact information with live links.

Audience: CIRCLE readers are ADHD Coaches and other professionals interested in and supportive of ADHD Coaching, and the values, vision, and mission of the ACO. Therefore all submissions should be of interest and value to this audience. Submissions written for the general public will not be accepted.

Publication Dates: CIRCLE is published on the 1st Monday of every month.

Submission Dates: Submissions are due by the 15th of the previous month.

Types of content: We do not required original or exclusive content, however, we do require that content be appropriate for our readership. We publish feature articles, monthly columns, announcements, and an event calendar. We also accept paid advertisements (see advertising guidelines).

Topics: We publish articles on all facets of ADHD Coaching, including information about:

  • ADHD
  • ADHD Coaching
  • ADHD Coach Certification
  • ADHD Awareness & Advocacy
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Research Briefs
  • Membership News
  • ACO Conference
  • Event Calendar
  • And more

Length: 400-800 words for feature articles and columns, 250-300 for announcements. Longer articles will be returned to the writer for trimming.

Submissions: All submissions are through the following form. Note that submissions are not guaranteed publication, and that all accepted articles are subject to editing. Before you submit, gather the following:

  1. A file with your finished article (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt format).
  2. A headshot (files must be smaller than 35KB and in .jpg or .png format).
  3. Your name, with credentials, for publication by-line.
  4. Your bio (100 words max). Be sure to include information on your background and business.
  5. Your email address and/or website URL and/or business phone number for publication.

Inquiries: All correspondence should be directed to editor@adhdcoaches.org