Submission Deadlines

The following dates are the submission deadlines for Off the Record for 2017-18

  • September 25th for Fall 2017 issue
  • January 5th for Winter 2018 issue
  • March 26th for Spring 2018 issue
  • June 25th for Summer 2018 issue

Submission Guidelines

Submitting Writing

All submissions, including letters to the Editor, should be accompanied by the sender’s name, address and phone number. Articles should be short: in the range of 800 to 1500 words is ideal. Please consult with the Editor should you wish to write something longer or shorter. The Editor reserves the right to edit for clarity and length. Authors will be contacted for major re-writes.

Submitting Images

Images submitted for the newsletter cover, to accompany articles, or for other uses may be edited or altered at the discretion of the editor.

Submission Formats


Please submit writing as a Microsoft Word document. For graphics and custom layouts, the preferred file format is TIFF or JPEG. 

Images should be at least 3 inches or 900 pixels wide and cover images should be at least 6 inches or 1800 pixels wide. The highest possible resolution is always preferred.

Please do not insert images in a submitted article: send them separately. Unless otherwise specified, images will be placed in the body of the text at the discretion of the editor. Other specific layouts should be directed to the Editor upon submission.

In general, submit a hard copy if special software is needed to open the file.

Hard Copy

Hard copy submissions are not accepted except under special circumstances. Please contact the Editor if you wish to submit hard copies of photographs or text. 


Off the Record welcomes advertisers for products of services that are of benefit to the AAO membership. The 2017 rates are: 

Full page (vertical, 6.5 x 9 inches): $175
Half page (horizontal, 6.5 x 4.5" or vertical, 3.25 x 9"): $100
Quarter page (3.25 x 4.5" vertical or horizontal): $75

Package deal: Buy advertising for 4 issues in advance and get the 4th issue free. 

Please contact the Editor for details. 

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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