Welcome to the Special Fauji 2019 Issue page!!

1. Information about the Special Fauji 2019 Issue !


We are glad to announce calls for the Special Fauji 2019 Issue. We invite all Indian serving and veteran defence personnel to send in stories, poems, and art for the Special Fauji Issue. The proposed collection is a small effort on our part to honour Faujis, the people who place their lives in danger in the line of duty to protect us all.


What is the Special Fauji 2019 Issue: We are inviting and providing an opportunity for Faujis to get their fiction and poetry published. This is a no-fee offer where Faujis can send us their work and we will publish them for free.


1. Our Definition of Fauji: The term 'Fauji' includes all cadets, serving and retired staff of all branches of the Indian armed forces, security forces, the police, their relatives and fans.


2. What we are looking for: We seek stories, narratives of peace, conflict, bravery, wounds, heartbreaks, joy, bereavement, healing, life, hope, intrigue, and everything related directly or indirectly to life in the armed forces.


The submissions can be fiction or narratives of experiences in the field. Kindly do not reveal any confidential or sensitive information.


The submissions must be in English. Authors can get their work translated from other languages into English and must mention the translator's name.


3. Formats: We seek Quicks up to 500 words, Flash up to 1000 words, Short Stories up to 3000 words, Poems u pto 24 lines, and Art. The work must be submitted in MS Word in.doc or .docx formats.


4. Deadline: 31 st October, 2019. The collection will be published in November 2019.


5. How to send: Please upload your document in the Submit Form. For the file name, please use this format: Fauji_your name_title of the work. Therefore, if your name is Ram Bahadur and you want to send a story titled Fight at Doklam, the file name should be Fauji_Ram Bahadur_Fight at Doklam.


If you have any queries, please send a mail to editors @ activemuse.org


Jai Hind!



2. General Rules


  1. We follow the UK style and use William Shunn Manunscript Style . So please download the template and format it accordingly. We use UK style.
  2. All stories and poems only in English please. We appreciate your Native voice, so write naturally.
  3. The Work should not not be offensive, libellous, harmful or otherwise cause legal problems for the Publisher. The work should not abuse any religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or nationality.
  4. Contributors should be above 18 years.
  5. We accept only original and unpublished work. If your work is published elsewhere, please do not submit. After submission, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please send a mail and withdraw.
  6. Please proofread and send work without any grammatical mistakes. We will reject the work if any mistakes are found.
  7. We are not a paying market and cannot pay for the works that we accept. Decision of the editors is final and feedback on the submissions will not be given.

Note: Founded in August 2018 in Pune, ActiveMuse is a no-fee journal of short stories, poetry, and art. We also interview authors. We have an international presence and are listed at the website for Commonwealth Writers and on Duotrope. In the one year since our founding we have published 79 authors from 22 countries. In a year, we publish three collections, Vasant (Spring) in April, Varsha (Monsoon) in August, and Shishir (Winter) in December. We also publish occasional Special Issues.

To view our previous collections, please visit Publications.

Our Blogs!!

Do read our Editors' Blogs!

  1. Shashi Blogs blogs on various literary and tech issues.
  2. Savita Blogs on Women in Indian History with a focus on writers and rulers.
  3. Cashmere Blogs on Healing Energy and Reiki.
  4. Chaitali Blogs and speaks on poetry.
  5. Do visit the Opportunities to see publications that accept fiction.

Our Contributors !!

Some of our writers!

  • We occasionally invite writers to send their musings. Do send in your work, and we will host it here.
  • Do visit the Submit page to submit your work for our open and theme calls.