``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' Recruitment started in October 2022 & Summary of manga update schedule and new series information

At the GIGAZINE Manga Award , we are also accepting applications for works such as manga and original scripts, portfolio drawing and name composition by deadline every month. The serialized manga of the GIGAZINE Manga Award had stopped updating due to partial renewal, but the serialization is scheduled to resume from this month to next month. Therefore, I tried to summarize the contents of

GIGAZINE manga information , such as showing a glimpse of the unpublished works that are currently serialized and specially releasing works that are being prepared for serialization. Whether you are thinking about applying for a new serialization or looking for an interesting manga that you can read for free, please check it out.

Click here for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines

I've already read the application requirements, so apply anyway! For those who say, please use the application form .

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

Click here for application requirements for original scripts in the form of novels and screenplays

GIGAZINE manga information summary
GIGAZINE's manga stopped updating around July 2022 due to system renewal. In the meantime, the production of the work itself is progressing, and the serialization is scheduled to resume sequentially from October to November. Therefore, we will deliver a review of the past for each work and a preview of the next episode with an undisclosed cut. Also, I got a treasured manuscript about the work in preparation for serialization, so please check it out together with the update of the work to see what kind of work is progressing.

・Ongoing serialization: Meeting of a lonely girl and an android girl “Secret Palace”
' Secret Palace ' begins with the shocking opening of a girl named android, Rion, who proposes to a girl, Kanon, whom she just met. In Episode 3, Rinne, who has been messing with Kanon's life until now, suddenly stops working as an android, and Kanon heads to the 'government' research institute with Rinne, who has stopped moving. increase.

Episode 4 begins when Kanon visits and receives a video message from Kanon's mother who passed away. The secret of the birth of Kanon, who lost her mother without a father and lived alone. And the secret of Rinne who suddenly appeared and proposed to Kanon. In episode 4, the shocking secrets of the two 'Miyazono' who have the same last name will be revealed.

After hearing all about her past from her mother, Kanon goes to see Rinne again. When Rinne, who seems to be completely human, sees the 'raw body' sleeping while being connected to a number of cords, the choice and ending that Kanon makes. Also, pay attention to the relationship between Rinne, who proposes to Kanon, and Kanon, who rejects Rinne but gradually accepts her.

・Currently serialized: Vampire VS Garlic Gourmet 'Master smells like garlic!'
'Master's Garlic Smells!' started with a unique combination of a vampire, a maid, and a garlic gourmet. It depicts the struggle of a garlic-loving maid who plans to get her master, a vampire, to eat garlic.

Garlic dishes that have appeared so far include

fried whole garlic, ahijo and peperoncino using garlic oil, beef bowl using garlic sprouts as a topping, garlic salad of fresh vegetables seasoned with garlic dressing, and so on.

In the next updated episode 5, 'Ramen', which can be said to be the pinnacle of rich garlic dishes, will be fully introduced. The amount of garlic can be adjusted freely, so vampires should be able to eat it as long as the garlic is removed, but...?

Furthermore, in episode 6, the vampire Mint's childhood friend, the demon Lily, appears. The steak that Lily brought as a souvenir should be delicious, but the ingredient that the maid Kaori took out is of course garlic. But it's not just garlic either... Please check it out because it is a work with such power that just reading any episode will make you think, 'Today's meal is decided by garlic dishes!'

・Serialization: A black company employee and a two-legged straw sandal that is too hell to exterminate the devil ``Hero and company slave life''
The series, which has been suspended for a long time, is also in the process of being renewed. In a world infested with monsters, Kuzulu, the hero of the world, is forced to work as a slave at a Japanese game company by chance. However, he can't afford to neglect the brave business forever, so he started a hell of a part-time life of working as a company employee on weekdays and working as a brave man on weekends. So Kuzur has to fight his fateful opponent, Dullahan, again.

Not only is it hard to live a part-time job, but it's also possible that hard work can live up to the work of a brave man. Using the guts that worked like a workhorse at a game company and the knowledge he acquired in Japan, he will face a formidable enemy as a hero.

After that, a sexy succubus came to interfere, making use of his work experience to make a contract with a summoned beast, being sentenced to life expectancy, being pulled out by a competitor, and so on. is waiting for you, so please look forward to it.

In addition, we are planning a spin-off episode in conjunction with the resumption of the serialization of 'Hero de company slave life'. The first installment, 'Episode 2.5,' depicts a small birthday party for a young girl, Fallon, who is a member of the Brave Party. It will be posted in conjunction with the start of the main series, so please check it out.

・ New serialization information 1: Time, space and life ``End of infinite reincarnation''
A large-scale serialization project 'Ending the Infinite Reincarnation' is underway. Other than the title, it's still a mystery, but I got a key visual by the drawing staff. The characters lined up in the key visual look like a fantasy world, with devil-like horns, knight-like armor and swords, and a god-like atmosphere. And there are girls who are dressed like modern Japan. Since the production of the name is already underway, we will tell you little by little when the ban on information is lifted.

・ New serialization information Part 2: 'Gas shop (provisional)' where new employees of the gas shop struggle

Hinimai 's 'Gasya de! Kiyu is a new graduate who has just joined Hoshimi Life Equipment Co., Ltd., which supplies gas and sells gas appliances. It is a work where you can enjoy the progress and growth of Kyu, who is happy to win his first contract, shed tears at his first failure, and stumbles on his first big challenge.

It is planned to be a work worth reading, with not only heartfelt drama and attractive characters, but also the behind the scenes of the industry by the author who is familiar with his profession. The serialization information will be lifted around the beginning of 2023, so please check back later.

◆ ``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' application guidelines

・ If you serialize manga with GIGAZINE ...?
・Completely remote and leave the work timing to us

・Since serialized manga will be posted on GIGAZINE, you can read it first

- No strict deadlines, easy to schedule

・No restrictions on genre or target, anything is OK as long as it is interesting

・ Equipped with assistants who can entrust coloring and backgrounds (no need to pay for yourself)

・Because it is still a young label, it is easy for opinions and requests to pass through like a venture company!

・ For those who are worried about working as a freelancer, such as 'I don't have knowledge about law or tax, but is it okay?' or 'What about serialization work with editing?' 'Guidelines for creating an environment where freelancers can work with peace of mind' have been

published . Questions and concerns are summarized in the Q&A, so please check it out.

etc. If you have any other questions, 'What about this?', please click here to contact us.

・Basic conditions:
・ Assuming that it can be read on a smartphone (no double-page spread, vertical scroll standard)

・Full-color, full-digital (black-and-white works may be treated as 'original works', but submissions themselves are welcome)

・It must be a complete manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials , regardless of genre. For making-of materials, please send character designs, settings, and a synopsis of the entire story in the range of 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the screening process may not proceed if there is insufficient information in the application.

・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 creations that have already been published on other media or platforms by yourself are OK

・Works that were published in magazines but were not published or were canceled due to unforseen circumstances are also acceptable. Please do not give up.

·The deadline:
Monday, October 31, 2022, 23:59:59

・Screening process:

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

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

Stage 2: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'first episode manuscript' and 'plot up to the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage where we have made it this far, we promise to serialize in some form or another.

Final stage: In the serialized manuscript, the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by members of the GIGAZINE secret club + guests such as authors serialized in GIGAZINE will be judged comprehensively to determine the grand prize winner. 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

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Additional prize of 100,000 yen ~ + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
1,000,000 yen prize money + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

・Results of selection of submitted works
For works that proceed to the first stage screening, we will contact you by the end of the month following the application month to the e-mail address used for the application with details of the screening.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify applicants of the screening results.

・Flow after receiving the award
After posting in serial form on GIGAZINE, we will convert it into an e-book and sell it on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalty. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and advertising e-books.

・Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If the same question continues, we will summarize it as a FAQ, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

・Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆ Application for drawing, name composition, drawing help

・ How to apply for “drawing only”:
All you have to do is show us your portfolio URL and collection of works on the Manga Award application form . In the 'Others' column, please write 'Apply for drawing only'. There is no limit on the number of illustrations and manga for portfolios, and there is no line that says you need more than one, but the more you have, the easier it is to get a good evaluation.

・ How to apply for 'Name Composition Manager'
We are also looking for a 'name composition' that uses the original script of the text as the name. As with drawings only, please send as much as possible about your portfolio, titles of works you have created in the past, and manga works.

・Judging flow for “drawing only” and “name composition”:
We will contact you by the next month after submitting the form for the works that have passed the first stage screening after looking at the portfolio, so we will ask you to actually draw a trial original in the second stage screening, and after passing the final stage voting screening. to.

Passing Phase 1 Portfolio Screening and Participating in Phase 2:
Prize money 50,000 yen
*Since the review here requires additional manuscript work, incentives will be given to everyone who advances and participates in the second stage.

Winning or higher in the final judging:
Additional prize money of 100,000 yen + serialization commitment

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

* Due to the nature of the original script, it may not be possible to get it serialized immediately, but we promise to serialize it in the form of a priority proposal.

・How to apply for help:
We are also looking for help to support the production of full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only at the possible timing while staying at home completely remotely.

・Conditions :
None. It is possible to not participate during busy periods because the flow is ``If you can work, select what you will accept from the task list and work on it''.
In addition, it is also OK to create original works and propose them to the editor while earning money and improving skills while participating as a helper.

・Reward :
Hourly wages are calculated with work management software for 'coloring help' and 'background help'. The hourly wage will be set as a trial period at first, and then increased depending on the work proficiency and the number of contributions.
In the case of 'name structure', the manuscript fee is calculated per page.

・ How to apply :
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , please paste the URL that allows you to view the 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of the 'address / URL for downloading the work file'. Also, at the end of 'Other information you need to know, etc.', please enter the appropriate one for 'coloring help', 'background help', or 'name composition'.

・Manga Award application form:
Click here

◆Original script application requirements

・In addition to the first episode manuscript , please prepare the 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 judging, we will look at 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 consistently create a storyline script up to the final episode, with an awareness of actually creating a manga original.

・If you are applying for 'original only' and text only, please paste the text into a Google document and then write the address of the shared link on the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.

・Make sure your Google sharing settings are set to 'Anyone with the link'. If you leave it as 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files publicly' in Google Docs Help .

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

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

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

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

* Due to the matching relationship with the drawing staff, it is not guaranteed that you will be serialized immediately, but we will guarantee the serialization in the form of a priority proposal.

Click here for application form

There is 'GIGAZINE secret club (GSC) closed examination' in the selection flow of the manga award. Whether you are a GSC member or not, please take this opportunity to become a member of the GSC and witness the birth of future masterpieces. Click here to register for the GIGAZINE Secret Club.

We look forward to receiving applications from creators. thank you.

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