Writers

 

Little India is seeking full time, part time and freelance writers to write articles and features on overseas Indians worldwide and stories of interest to this community. Reporters with extensive publishing experience interested in full/part time opportunities should send their resumes to editor@littleindia.com

Over the past five years, Little India writers have won 20 Ippie Awards from the Independent Press Association of New York and six New American Media Awards. The magazine has also been nominated for the Utne-IPA Award and for the GLAAD Media Award in the magazine article category with such publications as the New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Teen People and The Nation.

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.

We publish several freelance articles in every issue. Our focus is on overseas and we are especially interested in identity issues affecting overseas Indians. Articles from India should have a strong overseas Indian hook. We encourage potential contributors to review recent issues of the magazine or our website for examples of subject matter and style.

Features and essays typically range from 500 to 3,500 words. Columns and commentaries run from 800- 1,500 words.

The compensation for articles depends on treatment and length, ranging from $50 to $700 for articles that are published in the print edition. Typically, we pay between 6-12 cents a word. We consider only unpublished materials. Simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. We acquire exclusive worldwide rights in all media and formats to the articles we publish. A submission implies acceptance by writers of these terms.

We expect our writers to procure appropriate photographs for their articles and chances of acceptance are enhanced if such photographs are available. We cover writers' costs for acquiring photographs and we pay professional photographers for their work.

Articles may be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to editor@littleindia.com. Please do not submit photographs/illustrations with your contribution, although you are encouraged to include a note indicating the availability of such materials. The editors will request these visuals as necessary.

We report in two weeks. Please include your telephone number or email with your submission. Acceptances are usually notified by telephone or by email.

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 two weeks, you can assume that your article is no longer under consideration.

Editors/Articles for Website

Little India is seeking full time/part time writers for its website. These are paid positions. Interested writers should email: editor@littleindia.com

In addition, Little India also accepts contributions for its website. While all articles that are published in the magazine also appear on the Website, not all articles accepted for the Web 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 (although we pay for articles published in the print magazine, which are also published on the Website, see above). However, we occasionally pay for exceptional articles that appear on the Website, which will be communicated to the author before the article is run. 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.

  • Send your submissions to
  • Editor
  • Little India
  • PO Box 1848
  • Torrington CT 06790
  • Tel: 212-560-0608
  • E-mail: editor@littleindia.com