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  1. The Varsha (Monsoon) 2021 call on Romance theme is live!
  2. Our Open Submission calls on any topic are open through the year.
  3. Please read all the instructions for the calls and (4) General Rules before submitting.
  4. We do not charge any fees for reading or publishing your work.
  5. Enter all the details in the form, upload your work, and click Submit.
  6. For art submissions, please mail with your work: editors @ activemuse.org

1. Submit for Theme Call

  1. Our no-fee call for Varsha (Monsoon) 2021 is LIVE!
  2. Theme is ROMANCE.
  3. We accept romance as "An emotional feeling of love, strong attraction between two or more consulting adults, and the courtship behaviors taken by the subjects to express the overall feelings and resultant emotions." Gender is not relevant.
  4. Deadline 31 July, 2021.
  5. Quicks up to 750 words, Flash up to 1000 words, short story from 1000 - 3000 words, up to 3 poems in one document of 24 lines each max.
  6. Please read (4) General Rules before you send

2. Submit for Open Call

  1. Open Call for no-fee, on any subject, topic. We read short stories, poetry, and art through the year
  2. Quicks up to 750 words, Flash up to 1000 words, short story from 1000 - 3000 words, up to 3 poems in one document of 24 lines each max.
  3. Please read (4) General Rules before you send


Authors First Name *


Authors Last Name *


Title of the Work *


Type of Work

:  Short story for themed calls
 Short story Open Call
 Poem for theme call
 Poem Open Call

Email ID *


Country of residence *


City/ Town of residence *


Bio *


Links to previous publications (optional)


Your twitter handle (optional)


Your facebook account (optional)


From where did you hear about us ( We need this information to drive our promos ) *



Terms *  
 The submitted entry is my own work and it is not published in any medium or in any language.
     I am 18 or above
     I agree to all terms of use and rules



3. Forthcoming themed calls for 2021

Please watch out for submision dates for our collections. We will post the details about what we want:

  1. Our open calls on any theme are open through the year.

4. General Rules

These rules are common for all submissions !

  • 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 only .doc and .docx formats.
  • Authors retain rights for their work. If we publish your work, you are free to publish in any medium by giving us credit as the first publisher.
  • All stories and poems only in English please. We appreciate your Native voice, so write naturally.
  • 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 submit. 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. However, we are widely read and nominate for the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes.
  • Decision of the editors is final and feedback on submissions will not be given.