Submission Guidelines for Jumpstart Magazine

Updated March 2016

Our mission is to be the source of information, new ideas, and inspiration for startups and small businesses in Hong Kong. Our print magazine covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, technology, marketing, PR, design, food, eco-preneurism, legal, finance and others. We will review proposals and submissions on any startup topic. Jumpstart is printed every other month and the deadline is typically a month prior to publishing date.  The  publishing dates are as follows: Jan 15, March 15, May 15, etc. Whether you are submitting a short proposal or the final article, please review our submission guidelines below.  

Submission Guidelines

  • All content must be original and written by the author (whose bio will appear in the magazine and/or on the website)
  • Please ensure your content is interesting, inspiring, informative and not self-promotional.
  • Your submission must be well-written and proofread .
  • Please avoid words like “excellent, best, amazing, incredible, fantastic” and marketing talk like “value-added”.
  • We will accept submissions of any length.
  • Acceptance of proposal does not guarantee that we will run the final article in the magazine/and or online.
  • We reserve the right to not to print content that doesn’t meet our guidelines.

We love printing stories like…

  • Top 10 lists
  • Latest trends in Hong Kong or around the world
  • How-to’s
  • Case studies, surveys and research applicable for startup professionals
  • Seasonal content
  • Startup ideas for kids
  • Startups on a budget
  • New startup tools

To submit a proposal or an article

  • Email:
  • Please attach your article in a .doc format
  • Please include the title of the article, your full name and URL


Once your article is accepted

Please send the following:

    • Writer’s bio and/or company description  (3-4 sentences)
    • Photo(s) of the writer in high resolution.
    • Recommended photos/illustrations in high resolution. You must have rights to these photos.
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