We are looking for freelance writers to write articles and features on variety of topics of interest to this community.
The focus of the print publication is on the South Asian immigrant experience in USA. We consider feature articles, columns, commentaries and essays. Our feature articles are hard on information: interviews with key sources, relevant statistics, anecdotal evidence. Our columns, commentaries and essays are written from a distinctive point of view and we encourage hard analysis as well as strong, even controversial and provocative, personal viewpoints in opinion writing.
Our interest is in the worldwide South Asian Diaspora, and we are most interested in identity issues affecting overseas Indians. Articles from India should have a strong overseas Indian connection. We encourage potential contributors to review recent issues of the magazine or our website for examples of subject matter and style.
Feature articles typically range from 1,000 to 1,500 words. Columns and commentaries run around 500 words and community news around 100 to 150.
The compensation for articles depends on style, content and length. We consider only unpublished materials. Simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. We acquire exclusive worldwide rights in all media to the articles we publish. A submission implies acceptance by writers of these terms.
All articles should be neatly typed; we cannot accept handwritten contributions. Articles may be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regret that because of the large volume of contributions, we are unable to acknowledge or return articles submitted to us and writers are advised to retain all originals. If you do not hear from us in four weeks, you can assume that your article is no longer under consideration. Please include your telephone number and email with your submission. Acceptances are usually notified by telephone or by email.
Articles for Website
Desh Videsh Media Group accepts contributions for its website. While articles that are published in the magazine also appear on the website, not all articles accepted for the website run in the print magazine. For the website, we are interested in news, columns and features on NRIs, overseas Indians in all parts of the world, Bollywood, entertainment, travelogues, sports, etc.
We usually do not pay for articles that are published solely on our website; however, we occasionally pay for exceptional articles that appear on the website, which will be communicated to the author before the article is posted. In the absence of a specific communication form the editors indicating a payment amount, authors of web only articles will not be compensated. We also invite editors/moderators for new content sections on our website, such as sports, Bollywood, travel, etc.