Leading anime community platforms, MyAnimeList (MAL) and Honeyfeed, have announced the launch of the pioneering MAL x HF Writing Contest 2023. This collaboration provides anime-loving writers a unique opportunity to get their work noticed by industry giants and the potential to see their stories transformed into manga published by the eminent Kodansha.
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This exciting contest, set to ignite the anime community’s creative talents, runs from June 1 to August 31, 2023. It aims to give passionate writers a platform to showcase their abilities, offering them a shot at more than just bragging rights.
“This contest will engage anime fans in a novel way, allowing them to contribute to the genre they love so much,” a MAL representative said.
After the submission period, the vibrant MAL and Honeyfeed communities will have the chance to decide the winners through a democratic voting process. The finals are scheduled for public voting from October 30 to November 30, 2023.
Stakes are high with the contest offering a plethora of prizes:
- Isekai Cup: $3,000 USD
- Present-Day Cup: $3,000 USD
- Runner-up: $3,000 USD
Not only will the winners walk away with substantial monetary rewards, but they also stand to gain industry recognition. The winning works will be presented to Kodansha, a major player in Japan’s publishing industry, for a potential adaptation into a light novel or manga.
To take part in this thrilling contest, entrants are tasked with crafting a wholesome romance novel from the male point of view (POV).
MAL x HF Writing Contest 2023 winners will be revealed on December 12, 2023. For these aspiring writers, this contest may indeed be the first step towards fulfilling their anime dreams.
For more details about the MAL x HF Writing Contest 2023, including contest rules, submission guidelines, and updates, please visit Official Website.
Source – Official Website via Press Release