Congratulations! If you are reading this document, that means you are publishing a story with India Currents. We are excited to feature your work in our award-winning publication!.
WHAT WE NEED
1. YOUR ARTICLE
- Share your article as a Google doc (with edit mode for IC editors) between 500-800 words (1000 words max).
- Suggest a Title and a Subhead for your piece. Subheadings should invite the readers’ curiosity.
- Please be aware that this may be changed by the editors.
- Please fact-check your articles and provide Hyperlinks to support claims and information (sources, statistics, studies).
- Submit at least two images to accompany your article. The lead image should be LANDSCAPE and sized at 1200 x 675 pixels.
- The images must be copyright free and include a credit (name of photographer or source).
- Include a 1-2 sentence author bio and headshot at the end of the piece. Be sure to include your social media handles.
- Articles can take up to 8 weeks to be published.
- The editor will have the final say on the title. You are welcome to include one, but the title may change.
- The editor may edit the title, subhead, and content for conciseness and clarity and to meet SEO requirements.
- Editors do not review edits with writers before publication. All edits are final.
- After publication, your article may not be published elsewhere without written permission from India Currents.
3. SOCIAL MEDIA
We strongly encourage our writers to promote your work on social media, especially on Instagram and Twitter. It’s part of the publishing process with India Currents.
Create a Social media summary for your article:
- Under 240 characters – it’s a teaser for your article that invites readers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to engage with your story
- Research and find hashtags to accompany your article.
- A social media pitch should include your social media handles so we can tag you when we share the articles on our platforms. Must include ALL relevant Twitter handles!
- For more social media guidelines click HERE
Please “Like” and follow our social media handles:
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaCurrents/
- Instagram @india.currents: https://www.instagram.com/india.currents/
- Twitter @indiacurrents: https://twitter.com/IndiaCurrents
Here are some guidelines to help you tailor your writing so that it meets journalistic standards and the India Currents style guide
- Don’t bury your lede. Your lede is the opening sentence or paragraph, similar to a thesis statement, and summarizes the main idea of your piece. Readers should understand what your article is about within the first three sentences.
- Please ensure that all names (people, places) are spelled correctly.
- If you’re publishing an article about an upcoming event, double-check the start and finish times, as well as the location, with the official event information.