Shueisha Sponsors Original Manga Competition in China

Original Story MangaCurrently a majority of the original Chinese manga are composed of 4-panel comics and short stories. To promote original story-oriented manga, Zhejiang Gongshang University's Japanese Anime and Manga Cultural Research Group has organized the 1st Story-Oriented Original Manga Competition.

The competition, supported by Shueisha and many Chinese anime news websites and media, accepts any original manga between 10-45 pages long. The deadline is September 9th, winners will be announced in October.

The judge panel will include editors from Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. The winners will receive cash, prizes from Shueisha's editorial department, as well as the possibility of having their story serialized in an "overseas" publication.