Official: The DNB Submission Approval Process


DNB Stories is not a free-to-post forum. Every post published on our site goes through a line of scrutiny.

Our guiding policy is: We rather not than post it undercooked.
Presently we receive enough submissions daily that could sustain a five-stories-per-day program if we wanted that.

But we know that one good story is way better than ten.

This is the DNB Stories Submission Approval Process:
1. When you submit your material to us, you will get an instant automated message acknowledging receipt of your submission.

2. An editor goes through your submission and once it shows the message has been read, no other editor will bother opening the message.

3. If the person that read your piece liked it or saw potential in it, or thinks he/she can work with it, he/she will approve it.

You will get a congratulatory approval message.

Receiving this message means that you have done something right.

4. After this, the approved story is filed and dated.

5. Because we are still few, most times an editor will be processing up to five stories at once, coupled with some other responsibilities he/she might have.

6. Whenever the person processing the story feels it is now fit, he/she will e-mail it to the founding editor’s personal e-mail.

As the founding editor of DNB Stories, Daniel Nkado is the only one that can give the final nod for the piece to be published.

Most times he always says yes. But a few times, he may ask that more work be done on the story.

This is why we cannot truly guarantee exactly when an approved submission will be put up.

We’ve published a story the same day it was approved, still, a story has stayed longer than three months in our hands.

We plead your patience at this point.

7. Because we are a very jealous blog, we have a strong affinity to fresh pieces.

We will quickly cancel any approved submission on discovering your story has been posted somewhere else.

Think of us as a married African woman; we hate to share precious parts.

But sometimes we do anyway—if we find your creation too sweet to resist!

But that only happens very rarely and we must prove that you truly are the original creator of the piece.

DNB Stories abhors and will never condone plagiarism.

Lastly, there are number of conditions we seek be obeyed before sending us your work.

Please find them all HERE.

Violating any of our terms will mean outright cancellation of your submission’s approval.

Repeated offenses can get you behind our red mark.

DNB Stories is all about professionalism and integrity and you must try always to show us that you are someone we can trust.

We are currently working very hard to set up an adequate rewarding system for both our writers and readers.

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11 thoughts on “Official: The DNB Submission Approval Process

  1. This explanation came at a very good time. This morning I received a mail that my story that has been pending for a very long time was cancelled. Now I know it's because I grew impatient and published it somewhere else last week. More grease to your elbow DNB

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