'GIGAZINE Manga Award' January 2022 recruitment start & renewal manga dedicated site 'manga.gigazine.net' looks like this



It's a new year again. In 2021, ' Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande ' was completed, and then ' Secret Miyazono ', ' Anyway, I want to bully Asahina-san ' and 'My husband's garlic smell! ' Started anew. We are looking forward to the new works that will start in 2022 at the GIGAZINE Manga Awards. The manga-only site 'manga.gigazine.net', which makes it easier to check application conditions and manga information, has been renewed, so 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.

◆ Send a portfolio and apply for drawing / name composition / drawing help



◆ Click here for the application guidelines for novels and screenplays.



◆ What is 'manga.gigazine.net'? Updated January 2022
GIGAZINE manga information dedicated site 'manga.gigazine.net' was released in September 2020 and the design etc. was significantly renewed in January 2021. We have improved the changes and some other points to make it easier for those who are interested in the Manga Award to access the information they want.

GIGAZINE Manga Award



The top page of the site looks like the image below. You can jump to each page from the header menu by browsing on your PC.



Looking at it on a smartphone, it looks like the image below.



Tap the menu icon in the upper right to display the pull-down menu.



On smartphones, only part of the menu is displayed, but you can scroll to see the entire menu.



Information such as prize money is simply organized on the top page, and by clicking the 'Click here for application requirements' and 'Click here for application form' buttons, it is easy to access if you are thinking of applying.



Also, if you scroll down the top page, a simple site map is described, so you can easily access the information you care about.



Click 'Application Guidelines' in the header menu.



You can see the application guidelines from here. Basically the same content as the

application guidelines for articles.



The content is divided into 'manga / original name' and 'original script / novel', so you can switch by clicking the tab.



The application guidelines have been improved to make them easier to read before the renewal, and an application button has been placed so that you can read the application guidelines and access the application form as it is.



Other detailed information can be checked by clicking the fold icon.



There is also 'remote carry-on' in the application guidelines.



The application page for remote bring-in has details, application form, and Q & A, so please check the information before considering.



The state of the remote carry-on that was actually carried out in 2021 looks like the image below. While sharing the screen of the manga submitted by the remote conference software, we had a face-to-face meeting about which pages were good and which should be improved. Of course, it is possible to use only voice.



In addition to being able to read the philosophy of the GIGAZINE Manga Awards on the 'about' page, we have added a link to help applicants and make it easier to jump to pages that are frequently accessed.



In addition, the 'Past Awards' page has been updated until the final version in 2021. Although it is an individual case to the last, it may be a reference for manga production because you can read how the works and drawings that have been awarded or serialized have been evaluated and what kind of opinions have been given. The author name, work name, and application category are listed at the top of the page, so click on it ...



Automatically scrolls to the target area.



The 'Guidelines' added in April 2021 were published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in March 2021 jointly with the Cabinet Secretariat, the Fair Trade Commission, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. This is a summary of Q & A formats for freelancers based on the document. We answer items about laws and taxes that require knowledge, and items about interaction with editing, which is also prone to bad rumors.



The biggest renewal is the 'Manga' page. Here is a list of works that are being serialized and have been released as books, so first update the list of manga to the latest version as of January 2022.



In the list of 'serialized' manga, a synopsis is displayed when you press and hold the mouse on the thumbnail image (in the case of a smartphone, press and hold it). You can also click and tap to open a page where you can read manga for free.



The list of Kindle comics is also the latest version with the addition

of 'Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande' released in June 2021.



You can also see the details page of the manga. '

Princess and Gamer ' page ...



The '

Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande ' page was also newly released around December 2021.



In addition to story and character introduction ...



The 'Glossary' also contains information such as setting materials, so please check it out if you are interested in the work or if you have already read the main story.



In 'Q & A', we answer the contents of multiple inquiries received in the past. If you have any questions, please send a question from

'Other Inquiries'. Also, if you have any requests for 'manga.gigazine.net' as a whole or information such as 'The display is broken like this when viewed on this terminal', please send it from here.




◆ '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!

・ For those who are worried about going freelance, such as 'I don't know about laws and taxes, but is it okay?' And 'How about serializing with editing?', According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

We have published 'Guidelines for creating an environment where you can work with peace of mind as a freelancer.' Please check the Q & A for the points that are likely to cause doubts and anxieties.

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 'original', but the application itself is welcome)

-The genre is free and the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making material . For the 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.

·others:
・ 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.

·The deadline:
Monday, January 31, 2022, 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

Winning or above:
Additional prize money from 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Prize money 1 million 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




◆ In charge of drawing, name composition, application for drawing help



・ 'Drawing only' application method:
It is OK if you can show the URL of the portfolio and the collection of works on the Manga Award application form. Please write 'Apply only for drawing' in the 'Other' column. There is no limit to the number of illustrations and manga for the portfolio, and there is no line that requires more than one, but the more you have, the easier it is to get an evaluation.

・ How to apply for 'name composition'
We are also looking for a 'name composition' that uses the original script of the text as the name. As with drawing only, please send as much as you can about your portfolio, past work names and manga works.

・ Examination flow for 'drawing only' and 'name composition':
We will contact you by the month following the submission of the form regarding the portion that passed the first stage examination by looking at the portfolio, so we will ask you to actually draw it in the trial original in the second stage examination, and after passing it, the final stage voting examination Turn to.

・ Reward:
Passed the first stage portfolio examination and participated in the second stage:
Prize money 50,000 yen
* Since the examination here requires additional manuscript work, incentives will be given to everyone who has advanced or participated in the second stage.

Winning at the final screening or higher:
Additional prize of 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Additional prize of 200,000 yen + serialization promise

* Due to the circumstances of the original script, it may not be possible for you to start the serialization immediately, but we promise to serialize it in the form of giving priority to proposals.

・ Help application procedure:
We are also 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.

・ Conditions :
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.

・ Reward :
'Coloring help' and 'Background help' calculate hourly wages 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.

・ How to apply :
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.

・ 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 in 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.



・ 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

Winning or above:
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Prize money 200,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

* Due to the matching with the person in charge of drawing, it is not always possible to get the serialization immediately, but we promise the serialization in the form of giving priority to proposals.

Click here for the application form



The selection flow for the Manga Awards 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.

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