Frequently Asked Questions | Country Tales


Why should I submit my literature?

Getting your literature published on our website comes with great benefits. Unlike other websites, we put our writers first. We work closely with them to ensure that their contents gain much recognition and readership. By submitting your literature to us, not only would you gain much exposure, but you would also contribute significantly to our ultimate goal of making fictional African literature readily available online for all to read, at absolutely no cost.

Who can submit a literature?

We accept contents from people all over the word irrespective of their race or geographical location. We will publish your literature as long as you own the full rights to the contents and your works do not contain any derogatory elements targeted at any groups of people.

What kind of contents do you accept?

We accept contents of all genre, except those that are defamatory in nature. Although not a must, it is preferable that characters in your literature bear African names, and if possible staged in an African setting.

How difficult is it to get published?

It is very easy to get published on Country Tales. However, it will be good to note that we do not publish just any content on our platform, due to the demand for quality and competitive edge. In case of rejection, our team will contact you and give you recommendations where necessary, letting you know about your shortfalls and also encourage you to resubmit your content for consideration.

How long should my content be?

There's no predefined range for contents published on our platform, as far as word count is concerned. However, a minimum word count of 500 words would be much appreciated. It could be less, as long as it thrills our avid readers.

What formats do you accept?

Kindly ensure that your documents are saved in any of these formats before you submit them to us: doc, docx, rtf, pdf, txt. Font size should be 12px minimum.

Can I submit someone else’s work?

No! We have zero tolerance for plagiarism. Contents of your literature needs to be original; it shouldn't be the published works of other authors.

Do I need to design my own cover arts?

No! You don't need to design your own cover arts. We will save you time and money by designing one for you, for free.

Do you have any deadlines?

No! We do not have deadlines. You can submit your contents to us anytime you feel like doing so.

How do I submit my literature?

You can submit your contents to us by using the submission form . Alternatively, you can send it directly to us at


We understand and are fully aware that writers need to utilise other platforms to promote themselves and their works. We cannot stop you from publishing your contents on other channels such as your personal blog, website or social media.

Will I get paid?

Paying authors for their submission is part of our long-term goals. At the moment, we are working tirelessly to ensure that our writers earn some royalties on each submission they make. We will keep you informed as soon as we roll out with payments.

How fast do you respond to authors?

We usually respond to our authors within two hours upon receiving their messages. You can contact us for further details if you do not hear from us within this specified time frame. You should also consider our working hours (08:30 to 18:30 GMT) before sending us a message. Messages sent outside of our working hours might take longer hours to reply.

My question has not been answered.

If you feel that your question has not been answered, kindly send them to us at and we'll be glad to answer you.


 Acceptance of our terms and conditions

By posting any content on, you are agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions. Kindly take note that you are entirely and solely responsible for any content you make available on this website, either by submitting a literature or by your actions in the comment sections and other part(s) of this website.

If we get notified or become aware that you have submitted any content that infringes the intellectual property rights or any proprietary rights of any third party, we may delete or amend it accordingly. We reserve the right at any time and for any reason to remove you and/or any content contributed by you.


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