Top prize of pitchfest-style tournament is publication in "Weekly Shōnen Sunday" or "Shōnen Sunday Super"
Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine is beginning its 2nd "bring-your-own manga" contest in October, in which aspiring manga artists both amateur and professional can pitch their comics directly to the magazine's editorial board. Promising artists with original works will advance immediately to the next phase of the competition, to be held at a later date.
The grand prize winner will receive a 1 million yen ($8291.88 US) cash prize, and their work will be published in either Weekly Shōnen Sunday or Shōnen Sunday Super. The 2nd place winner will receive a 500,000 yen ($4145.94 US) cash prize, while the 3rd place winner will receive a cash prize of 300,000 yen ($2487.56 US).
The contest kicks off on October 11, 2015, at the Humany Academy Naha School in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Contestants must register in advance by phone, with the deadline for registration ending on October 02, 2015 for the Naha venue.
For more information about additional dates and venues, please check the official contest page (in Japanese) here.
Source: Comic Natalie
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