Hutch: A Kids’ Literary and Art Magazine
sponsored by The Blue Bunny Bookstore

The Blue Bunny is proud to share news of HUTCH, a magazine of kids’ stories, poetry and artwork, launched in Spring 2008. In addition to kids’ contributions, future issues of HUTCH will continue to feature contributions, writing, and art tips by Peter H. Reynolds and other guest authors and illustrators,  and will be edited and produced by Nancy Marsh, who has great experience helping kids publish their work. HUTCH will be a semiannual publication of The Blue Bunny.

For kids who are interested in contributing to the next issue of HUTCH, the entry deadline for the Spring issue is January 31. Entry deadline for the Fall issue is August 31.  Submission guidelines are posted below.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Art, stories, book reviews and poetry may be submitted by children in grades 1-5.
  • Submissions from older children may be considered depending on space limitations.
  • Written submissions should be no more than 2 pages per person (including artwork).
  • Artwork may accompany writing, but is not required.
  • Artwork without a written piece should be titled.
  • A brief paragraph “About the Artist/Author” should be included.
  • Artwork should not exceed 81/2 x 11”.
  • All submissions must be made with full contact info including name, address, phone, and email address if possible, along with parental permission for publication. All parents of kids who submit to HUTCH should print out the parental consent form, fill it out, and send it in to us with your child's work. Click here to download a PDF of the parental consent form. 
  • Submissions and questions can be sent via email to the editor, Nancy Marsh, at nrothmarsh@yahoo.com
  • Submissions can be mailed or dropped off at The Blue Bunny, 577 High Street, Dedham MA 02026.
  • All original artwork will be returned.
  • Submission deadline for the Spring issue is January 31, and deadline for the Fall issue is August 31.
  • All submissions will be considered for publication on the merits of content, talent and originality. Due to space considerations, all submissions may not be published.