'GIGAZINE Manga Award' recruitment started in May 2021 & 'Guidelines for Freelance' have been released

There will be a long holiday in May, and I think many people want to concentrate on what they can't usually do. At the GIGAZINE Manga Awards , we are waiting for applications from people who want to work as new freelance creators. For those who are worried about whether they can work as freelancers, we have released '

Guidelines for Freelancers ' based on the freelance protection document issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, so there are doubts and anxieties. If you have one, please check it out as well.

◆ 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.

◆ What are 'Guidelines for Freelance'?
In March 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry published a document entitled ' Guidelines for creating an environment where people can work with peace of mind as freelancers ' jointly with the Cabinet Secretariat, the Fair Trade Commission, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Based on this, GIGAZINE has also released a summary of easy-to-understand Q & A formats based on more actual exchanges and cases. You can access the site by clicking the image below and click 'Guidelines' under 'about' in the menu to see it.

manga.gigazine.net --GIGAZINE Manga Award

The 'Guidelines (draft) for creating an environment where people can work with peace of mind as freelancers' published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry clarifies the law that protects freelancers who tend to be disadvantaged in transactions and contracts with companies. To curb the behavior of the company in question. Freelancers do not have a company to support their activities, so they lack specialized information such as laws and taxes compared to the companies with which they do business. There are cases where we have to accept unpleasant conditions due to concerns that we may not be able to continue our activities.

by a brave man and a side business life of a company slave

In order to prevent this, the 'Guidelines (draft) for creating an environment where you can work with peace of mind as a freelancer' clarifies correct transactions and actions that companies should not do based on the Antimonopoly Act . The Fair Trade Commission stipulates 12 items such as unilaterally delaying payments and reducing compensation, unreasonably increasing retakes , and suddenly canceling orders or refusing to receive orders. It corresponds to ' abuse of ' and is a problem.

In the guideline, the 12 items listed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as 'matters that businesses doing business with freelancers should comply with' are summarized in a total of 10 Q & A and answered in an easy-to-understand manner. The heading 'I don't know about laws and taxes, but is it okay?' Summarizes items for people who are unfamiliar with freelance activities and are uncertain about legal matters such as copyright and tax matters such as income tax. Under the heading 'What about serialization work with editing?', Bad rumors answer about the interaction with editing, which tends to flow.

Also, what I would like to appeal to you is 'I want you to give more and more opinions.' While doing the actual work, there are also parts that can be improved or maintained by receiving questions and opinions, such as meeting the work, work system, legal and tax questions. Of course, we also accept and refer to the question 'I'm thinking of applying, but what's going on here?', So I'd love to hear from you using the

inquiry form .

◆ '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 to pass opinions and requests 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 it must be the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials . 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 it may not be possible to proceed with the examination if there is a shortage in the application content.

・ Manuscript format:
Please refer to ' Princess and Gamer ' for the 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 portion 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.

·The deadline:
Monday, May 31, 2021, 23:59:59

・ Examination process:

After the first selection by the editorial department, the following examination process is planned. The examination process and stages are subject to change, so we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation before the first stage examination.

Stage 1: Evaluation by 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 promise to serialize when it remains in the final stage.

・ Reward:

Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Stage 2 advancement:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization

Final stage advancer:
At the time of advancing to the final stage, an additional prize of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) + a commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
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 of judging, we will contact you about the details of the judging by the end of the month following the month of application to the email address at the time of application.
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 appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

・ Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆ 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, you will be conscious of actually creating the original manga, and will judge 'Is it possible to constantly create a script written by To?' Until the final episode.

・ 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 to the public' in Google Docs Help .

Click here for the application form

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.

・ Reward
'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', it is calculated by the manuscript fee per page.

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.

·Application method
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.

in Manga,   Pick Up, Posted by log1e_dh