Bumble welcomes submissions in English from new children’s authors; illustrators; author and illustrator teams; and illustrators who are writers.
We only consider narratives of 32-48 pages suitable for early reader (age 0 – 8) picture books preferably with a universal, non-didactic theme, not in rhyme and therefore suitable for translation into languages other than English.
We require the following:
1. About you – brief paragraph 100 words maximum – not a cv please.
2. Brief synopsis – 150 words maximum
3. The complete manuscript – word document, double line spaced, pages numbered, no images please
4. Sample illustration – linear or colour – low resolution pdf or jpeg
And a few questions
1. Why do you think your book is important?
2. Who do you think will buy your book?
3. Is your manuscript – including artwork – complete?
4. Are you prepared to promote your book?
Please note: Bumble Books does not supply Readers' Reports on submitted manuscripts. Please allow at least four to six weeks for a response. Email your submission to: or if you have any questions contact us here