Submission Guidelines

We are a non-profit platform for the marginalized. We write about issues pertaining to Indian Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis, not to mention women/gender and make a conscious effort to cover all such issues neglected by the “elite media.”

What are we looking at?
Opinion piece, analytical feature, a news story, book reviews and even a personality-based write-up (about a person doing some great work for the community), we accept all such submissions.
Please ensure the piece is not dated, the write up is coherent and the topic relevant to

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Currently we are accepting submissions only in English and Hindi.

Authors/writers are requested to preferably send in previously unpublished works. Only in some cases, we accept previously published works. The decision to accept/reject such works rests solely with the editor.
It may help if it is mentioned that the piece is sent simultaneously to several other news organisations.
The general word length should range between 1,000-1,400 words. In rare cases, it may be a two-part write up if the topic deserves it.
The submission should be accompanied with two lines bio of the author.
Attach a photo related to the content, if not suggest a photo idea to go with it.

Pitching story ideas:
We welcome story ideas pitch from experienced and young journalists.
We pay a flat rate of $40/story (payable through plus reasonable travel expenses.
Stories should be news reports and not opinion piece or story based just on opinions or interview of others.
Story ideas must be approved by TCN editorial team before they can be considered for publication and subsequent payment.

Pitch email format:
Please send your story ideas to [email protected]
the format of the pitch should look like the following, [for both English and Hindi]:
A. What is the story?
B. Why this story is timely, unique, important, and/or of interest to TCN readers?
C. What is the plan for doing this story? who are you going to interview? where you will visit and how many days?
D. if travel is required, give us an estimate of the travel expense and number of days required.
E. deadline: when should we expect the story to be ready for editing?

One of the editors will respond and approve the story or ask for more information or ask you to modify the focus.

No payment for opinion pieces:
As mentioned earlier, we are a non-profit. We do not pay for any opinion pieces.
Moreover, we’re licensed under Creative Commons, which enables sharing and re-use of creativity and knowledge through provision of free legal tools.

Where to send?
Submissions should be mailed to [email protected] and idea for news reports to [email protected]

If you have any queries, please write to TCN Editor at [email protected]

We read all mails and try to reply to each and every mail. Still if you don’t hear from us, please drop in another mail.