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SumNews Author Guidelines

SumNews, MassCPAs bi-monthly magazine, serves a diverse and growing membership of more than 11,500 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 2024 Style Guide.

2024/2025 Production Schedule

Deadlines for 2024/2025 issues are listed in the chart below. Please note that we accept articles on a rolling basis, and are often full prior to the deadline.


Content Due

Issue Arrives (second week of)

May 2024March 12May 2024
July 2024May 7July 2024
September 2024July 9September 2024
November 2024September 10November 2024
January 2025November 5January 2025
March 2025January 7March 2025
May 2025March 11May 2025
July 2025May 6July 2025
September 2025July 8September 2025
November 2025September 9November 2025