OCTOBER 2015: Webcomic Writer's Challenge

PILOT Manga has allowed us to discover amazing new artistic voices from America's Frederick Ward (COMET MAN) and Cuba's Leonardo Massip (ISLANDERS) to New Zealand's Oscar Fong and Haitian-American Daryl Bastien (REMEDIUM+). This past year has seen our private community grew to nearly 400 members (with nearly 1000 requests) and has produced over 9 TEST FLIGHT contests designed to help challenge creators in the realm of sequential storytelling, purposeful illustration and strategic design.

We are incredibly proud of this result given that the entire MISSION of MyFutprint and its' brand, Saturday AM, is to help elevate the prestige of webcomics (both in diversity of talent/characters and genre) as well as to orchestrate a more definitive approach to financial results. To that end, we have continued our sister digital magazine anthology, Saturday PLUS -- which is entirely comprised of first time webcomic creators producing fresh ideas such as Otome Life, Explosion Joe, Hollow Man and even more!

Now, we wanted to finish this year with a contest that is focused on a very important and oft neglected sub-set: the WRITER!

Here are the rules of our first OFFICIAL WRITER'S CHALLENGE:

  1. MUST BE A MEMBER of PILOT Manga (*if any concerns regarding this -- contact us at info@saturday-am.com Subject Line: "Want to Enter Writer's Contest 2015")

  2. MUST SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS VIA DROPBOX in .doc, .txt or .pdf format 
  3. MUST PROVIDE A PITCH FOR YOUR SERIES CONCEPT.

  4. MUST PROVIDE A 1 -PAGE (ONLY!!) PLOT TREATMENT FOR YOUR SERIES (detailing series PLOT, BACKSTORY and CHARACTER DESCRIPTION)

  5. MUST PROVIDE TWO SCENES (THREE PAGES EACH) IN FULL PANEL BY PANEL BREAKDOWN (scenes must feature one scene of characters advancing plot and another featuring action.

  6. MUST PROVIDE A ONE-PAGE INTERVIEW WITH YOURSELF (you ask the questions and answer--that details things such as WHAT YOUR SERIES IS ABOUT and WHY IT CAN SUCCEED AS A WEBCOMIC--please assume this is for a magazine and so you are asking and answering questions for fans not publishers) 

A FULL PANEL BREAKDOWN SCRIPT by Frederick L. Jones for NO To Heaven--our upcoming Horror manga in Saturday AM #35

A FULL PANEL BREAKDOWN SCRIPT by Frederick L. Jones for NO To Heaven--our upcoming Horror manga in Saturday AM #35

Sounds easy right? It's not but keep thinking that. One of the things we pride ourselves on with the TEST FLIGHTS are the ability for us to observe not just talent--but PROFESSIONALISM, COMPREHENSION and ORGANIZATION....

so that's why we have one other small requirement:

  1. MUST LETTER (yes, LETTER) TWO PAGES OF COMIC ART (we will provide the pages AFTER we receive your first part of the submission).

Yes, we WILL PROVIDE the approved list of lettering software AND we will provide a hi-res digital page of sequential art from a host of TOP SATURDAY AM, PLUS and/or PILOT Manga talent. 

What can you win?

  • FREE PRINT EDITION OF AN UPCOMING SATURDAY TANK!

  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION (BASIC) of SATURDAY AM!

  • A CHANCE TO BECOME THE WRITER ON AN UPCOMING SATURDAY AM MANGA WEBCOMIC -- with a strong up and coming artist!

  • GUARANTEED REVIEW and PUBLISHING OPTION for our upcoming E-book Line-- WEL/RED (we're looking for Light Novels for 2016!!)

WEL/RED--our E-Book line RETURNS in 2016! You could write our first set of light novels!

WEL/RED--our E-Book line RETURNS in 2016! You could write our first set of light novels!

SO GET STARTED! ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED by 11:59pm EST October 17th, 2015