Submission Guidelines

Thank you for wanting to submit to ZenPens the premium destination for writers and readers of good literature.

In order to submit to the site, you first need to register.
Once you have registered,
>>You can submit a contribution which can be a story, a poem, an article, your musings or memoirs. Contributions are bylined by the name the author chooses to be publicly known by on the site. 
>>Entries to ZenPens must be short stories, poems, or articles. Longer stories should be split into different episodes. 
>>All the stories must be the original work of the writer, please do not copy another writer’s work, Nigerian or otherwise. In the world of writing, plagiarism is not easily forgiven. 
>>Entries must be made wholly or predominantly in English in order that as many people as possible can enjoy the work. Where part of the entry is rendered in another language, there should be enough context that the reader can understand the meaning; otherwise, there should be a translation.
>>While non-fiction is allowed, it must be a story such as a memoir or how events have impacted on you or other people personally. internationally, are encouraged.
>>The minimum word count for submission of fiction, non-fiction and short stories is 500 words and the maximum is 4,500. Posts shorter than 500 will not be published. Posts longer than the maximum limit will be divided into continuing parts.
>>If your story is less than 750 words, please categorise as ‘Flash Fiction’.
>>Poetry submissions must not be more than 1,200 words. Entries less than 50 words must be submitted together with another poem.
>>All members are contributors and can post write-ups to the site. Please endeavour to polish your entry as much as possible with regards to grammar, paragraphing, punctuation, etc. After posting, if you still need to work on your entry, please save as draft. When you are sure the story is ready for publication, then SUBMIT.
>>It will take sometime after you have submitted your story to when it will appear on the site. This time will be between 24hours to 4days depending on the number of entries on the review queue or scheduled. Please we ask for your patience and understanding.
>>Once a story is published, you will not be able to edit it further unless by a request to Admin.
>>If your story will not be published, it will either be reverted to your draft posts or you will receive a notice from the Admin within 2 days citing the reasons for the decision.
>>Submitted stories that do not meet these writing guides or have been rejected for other reasons will only be kept on the site for one week. After that they will be trashed and deleted. If you need to copy them to another location or edit for resubmission, please do that within this period.
>>You may tag your story with whatever tag you feel adequately describes it and would help others find it. It is mandatory to tag your story. This helps others to find it more easily.
>>Do not add more than 5 tags per story. In addition, please do not use misleading or offensive tags.
>>Categories are for the type and genre of your submission. Please select the relevant categories for your story.
>>Please do not add any further categories without Admin consent. However if you want any particular category to be added, do not hesitate to contact Admin.
>>Comments especially from writers should be of highest quality. Constructive criticism will be greatly appreciated, as feedback on their plotting, characterization, storyline, etc that help writers to improve.
More guidelines will be added as and when necessary. Thanks for your interest in ZenPens. Suggestions or complaints will always be replied at
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