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Authors and Contracts

All authors commissioned by ZunTold will be offered a contract with the company. We ask authors and agents to ensure that any manuscripts submitted to us are in the best possible condition. Well-edited manuscripts stand a much higher chance of being selected by our Readers. We market authors' work and distribute through local and national bookshops and online retailers as well as our own store. Our distribution and warehousing partner for print is Book Source, and we work with a variety of print companies. We sometimes use print on demand for our professional and educational publications.

Fiction as Therapy Service

Currently, you need a code to use the Bibliotherapy - Fiction as Therapy Service. This is so we can see which health, education, or social care organization is supporting your access. You only need to use this code once.

In order to help us, help you, stay safe:

  • Please make sure that the information you give us is accurate.
  • Please keep your account private. Do not share your login details with anyone else.
  • We may ask you for further identifying information if you are in danger of being hurt, are being hurt, or are in danger of hurting others. This is so we can get you more support outside of ZunTold. We would discuss this with you first and would want your consent to do so.

Bibliotherapy Community

In the bibliotherapy community, please use your username when writing comments.

Please be respectful about the author's work. Do not use swear words.

Do not bully. Do not use offensive terms or use sexually explicit language. Comments that contravene these terms will not be published.

Although we recommend books that are age-appropriate and picked for life challenges and make sure that every book comes with a full description of what it is about and how it might be helpful to you, some books still might not feel right for you. If you think they might be upsetting, please choose another one. Warnings are given where we think there is the possibility of upsetting themes, and we ask that you seek support from your therapist if you feel 'triggered'.

We endeavor to publish work that raises difficult topics and explores them in ways that we hope are beautifully written, helpful, and educational. This is one of the fundamental roles of a publisher.

We ask that your posts remain within the community guidelines and do not contain detailed descriptions of self-harm, suicidal plans, actions, methods of maintaining disordered eating, or details of abuse or criminal activity. We maintain the right not to publish posts that do any of the above.

Publishing Rules for the Community

You can choose to publish your own creative writing in the community library (this feature will be available next year) under a username or pseudonym.

ZunTold reserves the right not to publish work that we assess is better suited for work in therapy.

We will not publish work that celebrates racism, misogyny, or sectarianism or promotes violence. We will not publish work that promotes illegal acts such as bestiality, and we do not publish pornography.

ZunTold reserves the right to edit work but will always ask for author permission before publishing.

Please note that all writing submitted to the community library remains the copyright of the author.

ZunTold holds no responsibility for ensuring that the work submitted by and/or published in the community library is indeed the work of the author.

Authors who submit pieces are asked to submit only if the work is original, non-plagiarized, and does not infringe the copyrights of other artists or if it makes references to or displays other authors' work, that they have the permission to use the work and it is credited to the original author.

Authors who submit their writing to the community library are agreeing to making their work available under a Creative Commons License purely for the purposes of sharing their work with others.

Working with Your Bibliotherapist

Please show your therapist/counselor respect. If you have any complaints about their work, you can contact us through the contact pages or email us at janclitheroe@zuntold.com with details.

If you want to change your counselor, you can let us know by emailing us at janclitheroe@zuntold.com . We endeavor to come back to you within 72 hours.


Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information contained in pages of the ZunTold website. However, contents are subject to change from time to time, and ZunTold can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information presented at any given time. ZunTold reserves the right to make changes without notice.


All text, images, and other content on the store is copyright of ZunTold unless explicitly stated otherwise. It may only be downloaded or copied for the purposes of personal or non-commercial use. If you wish to reproduce website content in any other way or for any other purpose, you must first contact elaine@zuntold.com for permission.


ZunTold is not responsible for the content of external sites and does not necessarily support the views they express or guarantee the accuracy of the information they provide. Any reference by ZunTold via links to external websites is provided as a courtesy, and although they may be chosen carefully by the bibliotherapist, any reference, via such links, should not be construed by the user as an endorsement by ZunTold of the services provided by external companies, individuals, or other providers. The user should satisfy himself/herself that the services provided by the external company, individual, or provider appropriately meet the user's needs and requirements. ZunTold does not accept responsibility or liability for services provided by external companies, individuals, or other providers. Further, ZunTold does not accept responsibility or liability for the content of, or information contained on the website belonging to external companies, individuals, or other providers or for any harm caused or arising in respect thereof.


Every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses. ZunTold can accept no liability for damages resulting from virus infection.


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