Submitting your writing to FunDza has never been easier now that you can submit through FunDza’s WhatsApp portal.

To connect with FunDza on WhatsApp, simply text ‘hi’ to 0600 54 8676. You will receive a reply within seconds with a menu where you can find a limited library, information on how to do courses, get help with reading group support and of course an option to submit your writing.

Writing submissions are entry number 5 in the menu so in order to begin the submission process, type in the number 5 and hit send!

FunDza accepts all sorts of content ranging from short stories and essays to plays and poetry. FunDza will not accept pieces that are longer than 10 000 words and will not publish work that is offensive or vulgar in any way. If your work has too many grammar and spelling errors, or is of a very poor quality, it may be sent back to you.

Next you’ll need to submit your entry by typing in number 1.

You will be asked whether you agree that your work will be edited. All work that is submitted to FunDza is edited first by a team of trained editors. This is to make sure that it is clean and ready for publication.

Once you’ve agreed, you will be asked for your name and surname. This is very important. We cannot publish your piece of writing without your full name.

Next you will be asked for your cell phone number and email address. This is so we can notify you when your piece will be published on the site.

Following this you will be asked about an author proifle. And if you don’t already have one on the site, you will be asked to write one. An author profile is a short paragraph introducing yourself to the reader. It includes details like where you’re from, what you are currently doing, how long you have been writing for and what you enjoy writing.

Once you have completed your profile you will need to indicate the title of your piece. This is also very important. Your piece cannot be published without a title.

Finally, you will be able to submit your entry. You can either type your entry into the message body or attach it in one of the following formats: txt, doc, docx, odf, rtf or a link to a shareable Google Doc. Do not attach as a PDF as this cannot be edited.

There you have it! It’s as easy as that. There is no limit to how many pieces you can submit so get writing! Once you’ve submitted you can expect to be published within three weeks of your submission.

When you’re finished, head back to the main menu and enjoy one of the many interesting reads FunDza has to offer.

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