We are a Pune, India based no-fee journal of literature, poetry, and art. 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.


For the first four issues, we have published collections on the themes Water, Fire, Earth, and Wind. The Varsha (Monsoon) 2019 Issue on the theme Vaayu (Wind) is live. In the next issues, we will cover the other elements. To view the collections, please visit Publications.


We will nominate short stories and poems for the Pushcart Prize 2019 prize. Selections will be from the issues published in 2019. You still have a chance if you submit for Open Calls.


Announcements !!

Some important announcements!

  1. The Varsha (Monsoon) 2019 Issue is Live! To read the stories and poems, please visit Publications.
  2. Calls for Special Fauji 2019 Issue are live. For details, please visit Special Fauji 2019 Issue.
  3. Collection of अज्ञातय Agyataya (Suspense), 2019, Special Issue on the theme Supense is live. To read the stories and poems, please visit Publications.
  4. Please visit the Submit page to view our announcements for future anthologies and open calls for submissions.
  5. We are listed on Commonwealth Writers! Please click to see our calls.

About Us !!

Hi all,
We offer emerging and established authors an opportunity to showcase their work. We publish quicks, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and art.


Please use Open Call at Submit to send in Quicks, flash, short stories, poetry and art on any topic of your choice for our consideration. Submissions are open throughout the year.

  1. Quicks up to 500 words, Flash up to 1000 words, Short Stories up to 3000 words, Poems up to 24 lines.
  2. Our editors are fastidious about the story, flow, narrative, and grammar. Any work you send should be grammar-proofed.

To celeberate the Varsha (Monsoon) 2019 collection, we present a painting in the style of the Madhubani school depicting the Monsoon season.

Image courtsey: The ExoticIndia Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.


Team ActiveMuse

Our Values and Mission:

We place great importance on ethics, originality and treat authors with sincerity, honesty, and respect. We understand that you have spent long hours on your project, and we appreciate that. Whether we like your work or let it go, we hope to remain the best of friends!

Managing Editor Speaks:

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

ImageOur Editors
We have three sharp-shooting editors Savita, Cashmere, and Chaitali who watch hawk-eyed for good stories.

Events, Book Releases

Visit NaNoWRIMO to see the latest events..

ImageA conversation with Sanaz Fotouhi
Savita Narayan interviews Sanaz and bring out the influences of Persian diaspora

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