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We welcome unsolicited news articles, analysis pieces and op-eds. If you have an idea you would like to pitch, please send it to hello [at] indiafirstnews.com


Important Notes

It’s always better to pitch an idea first, rather than invest time and effort only to be disappointed by a rejection.

For paid content, we are seeking original reporting and analysis, but will also consider commentary from time to time. If you are seeking a platform to let the world know about your views, please feel free to send us your insights.

The ideal length for news stories is about 500-600 words. They should address one main idea or theme and not attempt to wrap multiple, complex stories together.

We will also consider packages or series of stories addressing a common theme, topic or category.

To assist in fact-checking and aid transparency for readers, we would like all assertions or references to factual events to contain a hyperlink to cite the source of the information.

If you seek compensation, please indicate this clearly in your pitch, and whether the article has been published elsewhere, and if so, in what language and in which publication. We will not pay a kill fee for stories that have not been explicitly commissioned.

Because of the large volume of submissions, we will contact you only if your piece is accepted. If you do not hear from us within three business days, please feel free to submit your article to other publications.

Please submit your article or pitch just once. Try submitting again only after a break of seven days. If your pitch or piece is accepted, we will contact you as indicated above.

Note: Please submit completed articles as a Word document or a text file rather than a PDF.

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