Writer's Guidelines

Founded in 2009, Bumples is an exciting  INTERACTIVE online magazine for children four-ten 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.

We are also introducing a seperate section for games. They will include, hidden objects, lotto, wordsearch, mystery games, mazes, coloring pages and many other unique games.


Children 4 to 10 years of age.

Story Format:

Ages 4-7: up to 800 words.

Ages 8-10: up to 2,000 words.

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


Online 4 times a year as an electronic magazine.

Games online 2 times a year.


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 Publishers freelance submissions by both published and unpublished writers and illustrators including children.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 accept either Word format or PDF.

Rights and Payment:

Rights: You still own your stories and can reuse them.

Starting in the 37th issue we are going to pay the authors and illustrators again. They will receive payment 3-4 months after publication. If accepted we will send you a pdf file and also a password to see the issue.

Authors will receive $30.00 for stories and $20.00 for poems. We will negotiate with the illustrators. We will also  negotiate with people who write game programs.