Policies: Submissions, Copyright & Freelance Payment

Submission Guidelines

To submit a story idea (whether for the print magazine or for Vantage, our web-exclusives section), send a pitch, your résumé and a list of your published works to editor.thecaravan@delhipress.in.

Please note that while we read every pitch we receive, we are unable to respond to each one. Note also that we are currently not accepting fiction or poetry submissions.

Pitches for the Lede section should be 100-200 words long. Pitches for all other sections should be 300-400 words long. To familiarise yourself with our various sections and the contents and style of each one, please see our previously published pieces.

Photo Essay proposals will be considered for both the print magazine and for Vantage. Submissions should consist of at least 20 images from the proposed series, along with a written description of 200-300 words, all in a single PDF file. We prefer photo essays that offer a narrative, rather than ones that offer news coverage alone. Please do not send zipped folders of high-resolution images with your proposal.

For the Showcase, readers may contribute very short reviews of noteworthy artistic and cultural events: exhibitions, theatre or music performances, festivals, conferences or others. Including good photographs with a submission improves its chances of being accepted. Please note that Showcase is not open to reviews from marketers or publicists, and there will be no remuneration for contributions to this section.


Copyright Policy

All materials published on the website (including, but not limited to articles, quotations, extracts, or any parts of the article, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by international copyright laws, and owned or controlled by Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte Ltd.  

The contents of the Services, including the Site, are intended for your personal, noncommercial use.

All software used on this Site and all Content included on this Site (including without limitation Site design, text, graphics, audio and video and the selection and arrangement thereof) is the property of Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte Ltd. and is protected by international copyright laws.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Services (including software) in whole or in part.

None of the Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. This excludes the material specifically made available for ‘downloads’ and sharing on social media on any single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact.

Modification of any of the Content or use of any of the Content for any purpose other than as set out herein (including without limitation on any other website or computer network) is prohibited.

For all article and photos printed in The Caravan magazine, the whole copyright for full term, including web rights belong to the Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte Ltd.

The written and visual contents of The Caravan magazine are protected by copyright. Re-use of any editorial content and graphics online for any purpose is strictly prohibited.

Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte Ltd.retains the rights to redistribute, reproduce, republish, and to authorize republication, reproduction and syndication of all or part of the Material in print, or in any other media (computer, electronic, optical, video, or otherwise) or form, now known or hereafter invented.

The unique combination of images, colors, sizes, typography, and positioning (“the design”) of The Caravan magazine is copyright of the Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte Ltd and may not be reproduced.

The Caravan contributors in exceptional cases are allowed to re-post their articles in their blogs or the books they author after taking permissions from the magazine editors.  However, this is against the magazine’s copyright policy if it was done without written permission from the magazine editors.


Freelance Payment Policy

The Caravan pays among the best freelance rate in Indian journalism. We agree on the freelance rate in correspondence with the time and effort put in by the freelancers. The magazine editors might agree either on a per word rate or lump sum amount, based on the editorial section and the platform for which a freelancer contributed articles, photos, graphics or other art works. All payments are done in Indian rupees. The standard procedural time for payments in Delhi Press, the Caravan’s publisher, is 120 to 150 working days from the date the invoice was duly signed by the freelancer and received in Delhi Press. The Caravan ensures that all payments promised are made after meeting due internal and legal processes.