'GIGAZINE Manga Award' recommended for those who want to start serialization immediately by monthly recruitment & monthly screening Start recruitment in April 2021
applications for manga works that will enter the new season together. The GIGAZINE Manga Award is recruited every month and judged every month, so you can get a serialization in the month following the application month at the earliest.
The new year has arrived again. Even those who advance or graduate from school, those who enter a new environment, those who change their surroundings, and those who do not change anything should feel the new season. Since the GIGAZINE Manga Award is also changing due to the end of the work and the new serialization, we are waiting for
◆ Click here for the application guidelines for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award'
I have already read the application guidelines, so apply anyway! Please use the application form.
◆ Click here for the original script application guidelines
If you are thinking of applying in the form of a novel or screenplay, please check the application guidelines from the link above.
◆ Announcement of resumption of 'Brave and company slave life'
The manga 'Brave and company slave's side job life ', which was published in the first episode in March 2020, has been read by many people since its publication, but due to the production system, it is the second in July 2020. The update was stopped from the first part of the story. We are in the process of resuming the update when other new serials start, so I will show you a synopsis and a glimpse of the manuscript.
Heppoko hero Kuzuru fights with his friends in Conam, which is infested with monsters. Kuzuru managed to do it thanks to his excellent friends, but he collapsed due to the invasion of a strong enemy. When the consciousness that disappeared as if sucked into a powerful blow awakens ...
It was a landscape of modern Japan that Kuzur didn't recognize. Kuzuru, who was lost on the street at the venue of a big game event, is picked up and recruited by a beautiful woman, Valkyrie, who works for a game company.
A few months later, friends from another world, Conam, come to pick up Kuzuru, but the game company's work is too busy to quit. At that time, Walküre proposed an eclectic idea, 'I'll give you two days off a week, so why don't you do brave work during that time?' The death march of hell, a hero and company slave, has begun in this way.
And here is unpublished. After returning to Conam after a long time, Kuzuru fights against a monster that has gained momentum due to the disappearance of the hero. Coupled with the sickening spirit used in the company slaves, Kuzuru manages to fight against monsters and challenges magic that he was not good at. What helped me there was the painful experience of the company slaves ...?
You may also see a slightly cool scene of Kuzuru, who could only see a crying face and a troubled face.
There are a lot of monsters in my hometown that I managed to reach. On top of that, the guy who is related to him shows up. The outline of the second half of the second episode to the third episode is like this. The date and time for resuming the serialization is undecided, but we are working hard to show it to our readers, so please look forward to it!
◆ 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines
・ When you serialize manga on GIGAZINE ...?
・ Completely remote and work timing
・ Since the serialized manga will be published in GIGAZINE, you can read it first.
・ There is no strict deadline and it is easy to schedule
・ There are no restrictions on genres or targets, anything is OK as long as it is interesting.
・ Equipped with an assistant who can handle coloring and background (no need for own expense)
・ Because it is a young label, it is easy for opinions and requests to pass like a venture company!
etc. If you have any other questions, please click here to contact us.
・ Basic conditions:
・ It is assumed that it can be read on a smartphone (no spread, vertical scrolling standard)
・ Full color, full digital (In the case of black and white, it may be treated as the 'original', but the application itself is welcome)
-The genre is free and the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making material . For making materials, please send the character design and settings, as well as the outline of the entire story in the range of about 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the examination may not proceed if the application content is insufficient.
・ Manuscript format:
Please refer to 'Princess and Gamer ' for aspect ratio, file size, and resolution.
・ Number of manuscripts:
freedom. Any number of pages is OK.
・ Primary creation OK that has already been announced on other media and platforms
・ It is also OK to have a work that was published in a magazine but was not made into a book or was discontinued due to unforeseen circumstances. Please do not give up.
・ 'Drawing only' is OK if you show the URL of the portfolio and the collection of works. The part that passed the 1st stage examination will be actually drawn in the trial original in the 2nd stage examination, and after passing, it will be sent to the final stage voting examination.
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・ Examination process:
After the first selection by the editorial department, the following screening process is planned. The process and stages of the examination are subject to change, so we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation before the first stage examination.
Stage 1: Evaluation in a closed environment that can only be viewed by GIGAZINE secret club members + Evaluation including making materials by the editorial department
Second stage: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'Episode 1 manuscript' and 'Plot until the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage of advancing to this point, I promise to serialize in almost some form.
Final stage: A serialized manuscript will be judged by the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by GIGAZINE secret club members + guest judgment such as writers serialized in GIGAZINE will be conducted to determine the grand prize winner comprehensively. In addition, we will guarantee the serialization when it remains in the final stage.
Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen
Second stage advancement:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization
Final stage advancer:
Additional prize of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialization after brushing up the submitted work
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization promise
Prize money 500,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is
・ Selection result of submitted works
For works that will proceed to the first stage screening, we will contact you with the details of the screening to the email address at the time of application by the end of the month following the application month.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify you of the examination results.
・ Flow after receiving the award
After finishing the publication in the serial format on GIGAZINE, it will be converted into an electronic book and sold on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalties for each. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and promoting e-books.
・ Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If similar questions continue, we will summarize them in the FAQ, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
・ Manga Award application form:
◆ Original script application guidelines
・ In addition to the first episode manuscript , prepare a plot (synopsis) from the first episode to the final episode. For the synopsis, please describe the flow of the entire work in detail on the first page of the manuscript in 100 to 800 characters.
・ In the first screening, we will see the fun of a simple story and the completeness of one story. If you proceed from the second screening to the final screening, we will judge 'whether you can constantly create a script written in To' with an awareness of actually creating the original manga.
・ If you are applying for 'original only' and only text, it is okay if you paste the text in Google Docs and then enter the address of the shared link in the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.
-Make sure that Google's sharing setting is 'Everyone who knows the link'. If it remains 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files publicly' in Google Docs Help.
The selection flow for the Manga Award includes 'GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) Closed Judgment'. Not only GSC members, but also those who are not yet members, please take this opportunity to become a member of GSC and witness the birth of future masterpieces. Click here to register for GIGAZINE Secret Club.
◆ Help application procedure
We are looking for help to help you create full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only when possible while staying at home completely remotely.
'Coloring help' and 'Background help' calculate the hourly wage with work management software. The hourly wage is initially set as a trial period, and from there it will be increased according to the work skill and the number of contributions that can be made.
In the case of 'name structure', the manuscript fee per page is calculated.
None. Since the flow is 'If you can work, select the one to be undertaken from the task list and work', it is possible to not participate during busy times.
It is also OK to create an original work and propose it for editing while participating in help and earning money and improving skills.
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , paste the URL where you can browse 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of 'address / URL for downloading work files'. Also, in the last 'Other necessary information that you need to know', enter 'Coloring help', 'Background help', 'Name structure', which one you want.
Well then, we are looking forward to your application from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.