We often receive questions from visitors regarding our policy on guest articles. We do accept guest contributions and strongly prefer that these be from Zambian writers. If your article meets the guidelines below, please submit your article for review.
The general guidelines we follow when publishing articles from guest writers are:
Subjects and Topics
All articles submitted for publication must be related to Zambia. We are, after all, a site on Zambia. Your article may span multiple subjects, e.g. economy, development, aid, climate, agriculture, music, healthcare etc. but the underlying focus should be on Zambia.
Your article must be original and not previously published by someone else either on the web or in print as we would like to ensure that all work that appears on our site is not plagiarized. Referencing or using text, image or video content from other sources must be cited and credited to the original author. Your article should be at least 300 words long and should not be merely an advertisement for services or products that you, or your organization sells.
The Zambian Editor will review your article and may edit your article for grammar, punctuation, spelling and design style.
We do not provide any compensation for individual articles published on The Zambian. However, for recurring articles in a specific channel we would provide the ability for you to have advertising revenue for the article. All guest writers can provide byline links in your article: e.g. for your blog, web site, or social media page such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter username etc.
We understand the work that it takes to write an article. However, the fact that you have written an article and submitted it to us does not obligate us to publish it. The only guest articles we will publish are those that in our sole judgment add value to our readers. Furthermore, if we do not approve your guest article, we will not explain in detail why we did not approve it.