INTERNATIONAL MANGA COMPETITION presented by Weekly Morning (a Kodansha publication) gives the opportunity to show off your abilities - entries being accepted now!
Morning, with a weekly circulation of more than 400,000 copies and more than 25 years of history, is Japan's largest and most prominent comic magazine for mature readers. Since its very first issue, the magazine has been host to such megahits as Vagabond, The Drops of the Gods (Kami-no-shizuku), The Silent Service, Say hello to BLACK JACK, and GON, and has had continual and significant influence on Japanese society. We are currently broadening our horizons by holding a competition across the globe in order to seek out and develop new talent.
The grand prize winning entry will be published in the pages of Morning or a special issue of Morning 2 magazine. In addition, the most experienced Morning comics editors will be assigned to the creators of the winning submission to assist in the development of their works. The winning entry and other work from the winning author may also be eligible to be published as independent comic books in Japan and elsewhere.
Release of results: results will be announced on the Morning website (MORNINGMANGA.COM) around March, 2010.
Grand prize: US$5000, with two second prizes of US $2000 each. Deadline: entries accepted until December 31, 2009.
See more information at http://e-morning.jp/mimc (English instructions available)
(Thanks to CHE YANG for the contribution)