1. Submit for Open, no-fee calls


Current: Call for no-fee, open theme on any subject, topic, and creativity. We seek short stories, poetry, and art.

Only original and unpublished work please. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know.

Flash Fiction up to 1000 words, Short story from 1000 - 3000 words, Poetry 10-16 lines, Art work 300 x 300 pixels jpeg file.

Submission is ongoing, through the year.

Please mail your work to editors @ activemuse.org. Your work should be grammer proofed.

Please send only in .doc, docx format, and mention in the subject line: 'Open Call, Flash/ Short story/ Poem, your surname, name of the work, number of words'. Please read the General Rules before you send.

2. Forthcoming themed calls for 2019

Our forthcoming issues. Please watch out for submision calls. We will post the details about what we want:

Vasant (Spring), April 2019. Issue will be launched on April, 2019.

Varsha, (Monsoon) August 2019. Issue will be launched in August 2019.

Shishir (Winter), December 2019. Issue will be launched in December, 2019.


General Rules !!

These rules are common for all issues!

  • We follow the UK style and use William Shunn Manunscript Style . So, please download the template and format it accordingly. We use UK style. Name your file as "Surname_title_words". We accept .doc and .docx formats.
  • All stories and poems only in English please.
  • 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.
  • Contributors should be above 18 years.
  • We accept only original and unpublished work. If your work is published elsewhere, please do not send. After submission, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please send a mail and withdraw.
  • Please proofread and send work without any grammatical mistakes. We will reject the work if any mistakes are found.
  • 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.
  • Managing Editor Speaks:

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    "We want to see passion in your work. I mean not 'ooh-ah', but real feelings, and thoughts..".

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    Events, Book Releases

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    JLF is in Jan 2019. Do visit and let us know if you your work is featured!.

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    The Pune International Literary Festival..