Open Submissions call: ActiveMuse, Through the year


Opportunity from ActiveMuse



We are Active Muse (, a Pune (India) based “no-fee” journal of literature, poetry, and art. We offer you, emerging and established authors and poets, an opportunity to showcase well-crafted short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art. Give us the privilege and pleasure of hosting your work.

Latest Opportunities:

The call for अज्ञातय Agyataya (Suspense), Special issue on the theme Suspense is LIVE! Deadline April 30, 2019. Please click Submit.

The Vasant (Spring) 2019 issue is Live!. To read the stories and poems, please click Publications.

Please visit the Submit page to view our announcements for future anthologies and open calls for submissions.

We have two types of Calls for Submission:

  1. The first is Open Call for which we accept works on any theme, any genre throughout the year, no deadlines.
  2. The second is Themed Call for which we accept work on specified themes submitted on or before a specified date. We have three Themed Calls in a year for our Vasant (Spring), Varsha, (Monsoon), and Shishir (Winter) issues.
  3. The dates of submission and theme for each Themed Call will be available on our website.
  4. To submit your work, please visit


We have recently published short stories and poetry in the Varsha (Monsoon) 2018 issue on the theme Water, and Shishir (Winter) 2018 issue on the theme Fire. Visit to read  the works


We have begun a series of interviews with artistes on topics that interest all involved in creative work – motivation, influences, the learning curve and how to prepare to set our work free to be enjoyed by all.


Going forward, we are very interested in reading strong and diverse voices speaking of the human condition in various social settings and featuring them in ActiveMuse.


Warm regards,

Editors, ActiveMuse