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SumNews Author Guidelines

SumNews, MassCPAs bi-monthly magazine, serves a diverse and growing membership of more than 11,000 CPAs and other accounting professionals in public practice, industry, government and education. We are always seeking quality articles from authors who have information of interest to our membership.

Submitting an Article

SumNews articles are around 1,500 words and cover current events, news within the profession and special interest topics. Articles appear in each issue to provide in-depth coverage of hot topics and developing issues.

Recent topics include trends in taxation, practice management, succession planning, marketing, client services and relationships, students and education.

Review Process

You may submit articles or article concepts at any time for consideration in SumNews. Articles sent directly to MassCPAs are forwarded to the appropriate Editorial Board members. MassCPAs will contact authors if they are interested in using the article. There is no guarantee as to when the article will be published.

Author Checklist

  • Submit an article no more than 1,500 words to
  • Be sure to include the following in your email: 
    Phone number 
    Mailing address 
    Email address
  • Also include a brief biography (one to two sentences) that includes your job title, place of employment and a means for readers to contact you

Contact Hannah Naranjo at if you have any questions.

For detailed information, download our 2023 Style Guide.

2023/2024 Production Schedule

Deadlines for 2023/2024 issues are listed in the chart below. Please note that we accept articles on a rolling basis, and are often full prior to deadline.


Content Due

Issue Arrives (second week of)

May 2023March 14May 2023
July 2023May 3July 2023
September 2023June 27September 2023
November 2023September 6November 2023
January 2024October 31January 2024
March 2024January 9March 2024
May 2024March 13May 2024
July 2024May 2July 2024