Writer's Guidelines

Founded in 2009, Bumples is an exciting INTERACTIVE online magazine for children three- 10 years of age.

Bumples specializes in illustrated fiction about children and animals in mysteries, sports, poems and fantasies with serialized adventures in each issue.

Stories are uniquely supplemented with puzzles, question games, and activities, all of which makes Bumples story telling all the more engaging. Interesting information on a topic is always fun to explore after enjoying a great reading experience. Consequently, Bumples adds factual postscripts to complement each story.

Starting in the fall of 2017 we will have two magazines: Bumples for ages 6-10 and the new magazine Bumple Buds for ages 3-5.


Bumple Buds 3-6.

Bumples 6-10.

Story Format:

Ages 3-5: up to 800 words.

Ages 6-10: up to 2,000 words.

Genre includes mystery, adventure, fantasy, serialized stories, holiday stories. We love sports and animal stories.

We select stories and poems that leave children with a happy feeling. Also we have to be able to have a fact page about something in the story At the endl of each story is a fun game to play.


Online magazine: 5 times for Bumples magazine, 5 times for Bumple Buds and 2 times for Games,

Freelance Potential:

90% written by non-staff writers. Publishers freelance submissions by both published and unpublished writers and illustrators including children. If you can draw, we will also look at your drawings but we don't need them.


Send complete story via email to editor@bumples.com. We prefer Word format but accept PDF.

Rights and Payment:

Rights: You still own your stories and can reuse them. We are paying $30.00 for stories, $20.00 for poems and games. Illustrations based on number of pictures. Payments are made 3-6 months after publication.