Frequently asked questions
Is there a word count?
Yes. We respect our readers’ time, and publish concise stories. Our preferred lengths are as follows:
Explainers: 750 – 1,000 words
Long Reads: 2,000 – 5,000 words, or more
Opinion: 750 words
Features: 800–1,200 words
Before you make a submission, you may want to check out our editorial style guide.
Do you pay?
Yes. Payment is based on the type and length of your submission. Please contact us for more information about our rates. All prices are in Nepalese Rupees.
Long Reads – 5,000 – 10,000
Explainers – 2,000 – 5,000
Features – 2,000 – 5,000
Opinions – 2,000 – 5,000
Photos – 200 – 1,000 per photo, and for Photo story – 2,000 – 5,000
Videos – 5,000 – 10,000
I don’t think my story is ready for the public. Can I still send it?
Don’t fret; that’s what our editors are for. If you simply want to make a pitch, we are happy to work with you to develop your idea.
Do you publish photo stories? What about video?
If you’ve got photos, videos, audio recordings, or anything in between, we’re more than happy to explore the appropriate format for your work. Our only requirement is that it should entertain or edify.
What type of stories do you publish?
We’re looking for descriptive Long Reads and Explainers that explore the nuances of a story and give sufficient context for readers around the world. We prefer stories that reveal the situation of common people. News submissions should be based on interviews that represent varying perspectives, and verifiable facts and numbers.
*Currently, we do not publish fiction or poetry. (But we read it, and you should too.)
Classics on The Record
Have you read something from the past that sheds light on the present? Did you stumble across a trove of old photos? We enjoy revisiting noteworthy fiction and non-fiction texts, images, audio, and video footage from Nepal’s past. We’re always looking for recommendations.
Don’t think your work fits into one of these categories? We’re open to new things. Write to us.
I sent something, but I haven’t received a reply. What does that mean?
Patience, Grasshopper. We have a tiny staff and a lot to do. That being said, if you haven’t heard from us in thirty days, please assume that we are unable to publish your submission.