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In our modern world of chaos, strife and stress, Mused strives to offer an oasis of calm, a vision of peace, a sanctuary to relax and regenerate. Mused is published quarterly, on each solstice and equinox, providing seasonal refreshment and renewal. We delight in providing a vehicle for new artists, poets and writers to become internationally known. Mused presents photos, artwork, poetry, fiction and non-fiction from artisans around the world. We display landscapes in Ukraine and travelogues from the Dominican Republic. Our tales encompass autism, multiple sclerosis, cancer and survival. We discuss the wonders of childhood and the satisfaction of old age. We celebrate the beauty of nature and the inspiration of handcrafted artwork. Mused is published by BellaOnline.com, the second largest women's website in the world.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Females.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

The power of storytelling is what women and men have used throughout history to help shape their communities and forge their own paths. Fiction can take one away to an imaginary world or cause one to pause and self-reflect. It can make us laugh, cry, and even change our way of life. This is the type of fiction Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review seeks to publish: stories that enchant, delight, reflect on womanhood, femininity, men relating to women, families, self-growth, change, or courage. Of course, we remain open to any good fiction, so do not look at these guidelines as all-inclusive. Exceptional writing filled with clever and artistic use of language, plot and character is what will persuade the Fiction Editorial Board to publish your piece.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Women's Fiction.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We would love to hear about the events you have gone through and the challenges that you faced. We are seeking stories which will provoke thoughts, inspire action, educate, and illuminate our readers.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review has no particular requirements as to form or genre. We like poetry that surprises us, twists us up and gets under our skin and in our hearts. Quality precludes form and genre in every instance, so send us your very best work and if we like it, we'll print it.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Women's Fiction.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Cinquain, Formal verse, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Limerick, Rhyming.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2019
Last Checked: 09 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jun 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 26 Aug 2010

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