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All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Is in Microsoft Word (DOCX), Open/Libre Office (ODT), or rich text (RTF) format.
  • Is single-spaced and uses a common font with consistently sized headings.
  • Conforms to Chicago Manual of Style in-text author-date formatfor citations.
    • Endnotes are only included for commentary or other ancillary, discursive, or explanatory content.
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  • Conforms to the Committee or Group report template, as applicable. You may download the report template below.

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The following are responsible for submitting their reports to the annual Yearbook by July 15:

  • Interest Groups
  • Denominational Groups
  • Committees and Task Forces

All submissions must be completed by July 15.

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    2. review and acknowledge the submission checklist
    3. upload your files
    4. add details about your submission


  • View a brief video tutorial on submitting to the Yearbook.
  • If there are multiple authors, only one needs to complete the submission process.
  • Accurate and complete information is the responsibility of the submitter. Atla is not responsible for any spelling errors or for the omission of names of presenters or authors. 
  • Following receipt, all submissions will be formatted according to the Yearbook style.