FAQs | Country Tales

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 will you gain much exposure, but you will also contribute significantly to our ultimate goal of making 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 gender, race or geographical location. We will publish your literature as long as it contains African elements.

What kind of contents do you accept?

We accept literatures of all genre, except those that are defamotory 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 However, it will be good to note that we do not publish just any content on our website, due to competitive edge and demand for quality. 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 upon making the necessary changes.

How long should my content be?

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

What formats do you accept?

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 12 px.

Can I submit someone else’s work?

No! We have zero tolerance towards 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 on our website. Alternatively, you can send it directly to us at [email protected]

Exclusivity.

We understand and are fully aware that writers need to utilise other platforms to promote themselves and their works. We cannot stop you from doing that. However, if you agree to publish with us, we will retain exclusive rights over your contents. You cannot share them elsewhere, in the exception of your personal blog or website where permission is granted by Country Tales.

Will I get paid?

Paying authors for their submission is part of our plans. We are currently working hard to ensure that our writers earn some royalties on each submission they make.

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 [email protected] and we'll be glad to answer you.

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