Write for Rural India

The Rural Post firmly believes that stories are everywhere and can come from any person. TRP is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform that encourages the scholarly aptitude of people working in any sector concerning rural India. TRP covers a wide range of sectors and themes, and our content comes in different formats: case studies, articles, policy briefs, cartoons and comics, and podcasts. However, our sole focus is to unfold the multidimensional nature of rurality and present unbiased and evidence-based perspectives concerning rural India.

We know that the excitement and enthusiasm to pen down your thoughts on rural India surrounds you all the time. Surprisingly, such is the case with every writer and editor who wishes to write for TRP. We receive a handsome volume of submissions. Hence, we take nearly a week to get back to you regarding confirmation and another week concerning publication.  

What we cover

If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, you can learn more about the nature of our content and process in the following paragraphs.

Articles (News and Special Issues)

We publish articles ranging from 300-1000 words. The focus of our articles is on the current trends in rural areas concerning new policies or development. The articles are published in the news section and the special issues of The Rural Post. Articles in the news are general articles and can be from a diverse field. However, special issues are theme-based. If you wish to publish in the special issue then you can contact our editorial team for further details.

To know more about the news and special issues published by The Rural Post:

News: https://www.theruralpost.org/news 

Special Issue: https://www.theruralpost.org/trpbulletin

Case Studies (Ruralities Journal)

Ruralities is the most important aspect of The Rural Post. The journal aims to reach a wider set of audience namely social workers, civil servants, policymakers, researchers, students, and more. We publish case studies where we appreciate stories from the grassroots or concerning the grassroots. The case study typically ranges from 1200-3000 words. However, we also anticipate case studies that are less than 1200 words but constitute a potential to impact the rural space.

The following format is suggested for writing the case study where the community has come up with the solution of the challenge or problem:

  • Context setting (Background of the case)

  • The challenge

  • Response and or perception of the community members towards the challenge

  • A successful ending 

  • Learnings, if any

  • Conflict of Statement

  • Acknowledgment

  • References

 

The following format is suggested for writing the case study where you have suggested the solution for the challenge or problem:

  • Context (Background of the case)

  • The challenge

  • Response and or perception of the community members towards the challenge

  • A solution suggested by you

  • Learnings, if any

  • Conflict of Statement

  • Acknowledgment

  • References

 

In case your case study slightly deviates from the above-mentioned format, it is still fine. However, in case of any doubt, please contact the TRP editorial team. You need to take the permission of the organization if your case is inspired by working in that organization. Make sure you add references wherever secondary data is being used. The references should be done in APA citation style. To know more about APA citation style:

To know more about the Case Studies published at The Rural Post: https://www.theruralpost.org/ruralitiescs  

Policy Briefs (Ruralities Journal)

Ruralities is the most important aspect of The Rural Post. The journal aims to reach a wider set of audience namely social workers, civil servants, policymakers, researchers, students, and more. We publish policy briefs where we appreciate scholarly work representing an analysis of public policies and programmes concerning rural India. The policy brief typically ranges from 1200-3000 words. However, we also anticipate policy briefs that are less than 1200 words but constitute a potential to impact the rural space.

The following format is suggested for writing the case study where you have suggested the solution for the challenge or problem:

  • Introduction to the Policy or Programme

  • Literature Review

  • Data Analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative)

  • Findings

  • Recommendations or Solutions

  • Conclusion

  • Conflict of Statement

  • Acknowledgment

  • References

 

In case your policy brief slightly deviates from the above-mentioned format, it is still fine. However, in case of any doubt, please contact the TRP editorial team. Make sure you add references wherever secondary data is being used. The references should be done in APA citation style. To know more about APA citation style: OWL Publishing APA Referencing.

To know more about the Policy Briefs published at The Rural Post: https://www.theruralpost.org/ruralitiespb

Podcasts (Countryside Podcast)

The Rural Post takes pride in all its creative initiatives. One such initiative is the Countryside Podcast. The podcast features exclusive interviews with development practitioners, scholars, and more in the rural space. The podcast is distributed over 8 platforms like Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc.

 

If you have an amazing experience to share, then we would like to feature you on the next podcast. For the same, you can connect with us by sending an email comprised of the following:

  • A short bio on your life or the incident that you would like to share

  • Your social profile links like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, etc.

  • Your contact details

 

To know more about the Countryside podcast of The Rural Post: https://www.theruralpost.org/countryside

How To Submit

All the articles must be mailed to theruralpostorg@gmail.com. We won’t anticipate any submission made through any other medium of communication.

If sending us an article, please keep in mind the following:

  1. The article should follow the word limit prescribed for each section

  2. The article should be typed in the word template provided at the end of the webpage.

  3. The article should be properly referenced in APA citation style. Any plagiarized work will be sent back to the author.

  4. We believe that every person who has an amazing story to share might not be an expert at writing it. Hence, we have an awesome editorial team to help you. However, we request you to ensure that you run your submission through appropriate grammar and sentence structure check.

 

We aspire and appreciate originality and creativity. We always prioritize submissions that help us deliver new insights to TRP readers. Hence, we don’t republish an already published article. However, we publish any analysis that you would like to propose for a published paper, analysis, or scholarly work. In that case, we require a signed Conflict of Interest from your end. You can mention the same in the submission file at the end of the article.

Cartoons and Comics (KalpaVriksha)

We are in the process to have our creative section where we publish comics and cartoons, doodles concerning rural India. If you have anything cool artwork, then you can mail us the same. The final artwork should be jpeg. or png. image file with at least 300 DPI.

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