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Is Bumples Magazine still in business?  The copyright on their website shows 2009-2015.  It seems very out of date.
#1 - May 02, 2018, 05:12 PM

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Hi Hopeful,

Yes, I they are still in business because I recently have gotten several issues in my inbox. The last one was for Easter.

I think Jennifer Sheehan has changed her email though since it appears to be different in the email I received. PM me if you'd like the one I have.
#2 - May 02, 2018, 07:01 PM
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I was sort of wondering this too. I had a poem appear in an issue back in the fall and have yet to see any payment for it.
#3 - May 04, 2018, 10:24 AM

Has anyone sent them anything recently? 

 Mid-April, I sent bumples an animal story  about an owl, but I haven't received any e-mails about it. 
#4 - May 30, 2018, 05:02 PM

Still haven't received anything about that owl story I sent to Bumples after inquiring on the website with their contact page a couple weeks ago. 

Oh, Schriscoe what do you mean by a different e-mail in your post above?  I had trouble trying to PM you.


#5 - July 31, 2018, 04:55 PM

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I got an email from Jennifer  ten days ago addressed to  Kids, Subscribers and Authors. She was apologizing in it. She's been sick. She also realizes the Bumples website needs to be revamped because it doesn't work right on tablets. And she was also publishing three books. She was overwhelmed, but hoping to get the website reprogrammed in August, and then be back up running in September.

She didn't mention the lack of payment problem, but I think that's been a problem for a while. She did say the cost of running the magazine on the web with all the different programs is high.
#6 - July 31, 2018, 06:58 PM

Thanks for letting me know Ev  that Jennifer - is busy.   I was trying to find out if the story sent was received, read, or a decision made, which I think does show that you're a responsible person to respond to an e-mail no matter how busy one is.
#7 - August 01, 2018, 04:03 PM

Still not a word from Jennifer Sheehan.  Has anyone else submitted to Bumples?

The only thing I know to do is to wait a little while longer and try to contact her again on the Bumples website about the Owl story that I sent in April of this year 2018.
#8 - August 10, 2018, 03:51 PM
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Nudging after a year is not unreasonable. But I'd wait until the website reappears.
#9 - August 10, 2018, 08:53 PM
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Sorry for the typo:  I meant April of this year 2018, and thanks for the encouraging post.
#10 - August 11, 2018, 11:56 AM

I tried to bring up the bumples magazine for the last two weeks.   I've been getting error, and I've not been able to bring up the website.  Does anyone know anything about this? 
#11 - September 24, 2018, 04:33 PM

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I submitted to Bumples on May 2, 2018, and I haven't heard anything from them either.  I consider it a CNR (closed no response).
#12 - September 25, 2018, 03:43 AM

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I submitted over a year ago, and did a status query, no response. I'm also closing out as CNR.
#13 - December 27, 2018, 02:13 PM
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Yesterday, I received an info e-mail from bumples that Jenifer is re-opening the magazine at the end of this month, and she loved my animal story and does want  to put it in print in bumples.

Did anyone else receive any e-mails about bumples re-opening soon?
#14 - January 08, 2019, 09:53 AM

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Nope, nothing came into my email.
#15 - January 08, 2019, 10:21 AM
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Nothing came in my email either.
#16 - January 08, 2019, 01:40 PM

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I hope this turns out to be the case because we need more magazine options.
#17 - January 08, 2019, 08:47 PM
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I'd be careful with Bumples. I submitted a fiction story, which was accepted and printed in the magazine. This was approximately 4 or so years ago and I still have not received payment. I ended up writing this one off. Very disappointed.
#18 - January 24, 2019, 08:53 AM
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Already, the editor of bumples(Jennifer)  e-mailed that she is behind on payment, and she'll pay in about 3-4 months for my owl story which she e-mailed would be in print after she does re-open the magazine at the end of January.
#19 - January 24, 2019, 04:03 PM

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