Saturday AM presents SUMMER OF MANGA 2024!!

That’s right; our annual SATURDAY AM submission event is BACK for its’ 8th year! And this time – WE’RE TAKING IT IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!

First, let’s talk about the SUCCESS of the #summerofmanga program! We’ve discovered more artists from Africa than nearly any other web-based platform and have proven to drive social media awareness of artists through the roof!

Secondly, the Saturday AM pipeline allows new creators to be vetted, properly reviewed, assigned editors, and distributed not just into our digital magazine but ultimately into their first print wide-release book with our ANNUAL series. Fred Tornager (Denmark), Goeffrey Jean Louis (Haiti / USA), Vee (USA) Kristina Andabak (Germany), Erik Pedrucci (Brazil), and are just a few of the extraordinary artists we’ve discovered and we’re not done.

Once again, we are accepting ORIGINAL SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS from artists around the world aged 18 and up!

Our 2024 class will vie for TOP HONORS in TWO CATEGORIES:

MAGAZINE FEATURE Up to six artists will be selected to develop an ORIGINAL SHORT STORY to run in our SUMMER ISSUE of SATURDAY AM. Three will be featured on the cover. And one will win the CASH PRIZE of $1000.

WEBSITE FEATURE Selected artists can publish their EXISTING or ORIGINAL MANGA on our website for the summer. Best engagement and views will qualify for PRIZES from our partners, including Sandisk, Quarto, and Bioworld.

The BEST CREATORS from our MAGAZINE and WEBSITE FEATURE will receive PAID ASSIGNMENTS to produce an ORIGINAL STORY for our 2026 SATURDAY AM ANNUAL anthology print series. TIME IS TIGHT. THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

But this is one of the most thorough, challenging, and rewarding experiences from the biggest indie brand in manga, Saturday AM! So, what are you waiting for??

the rules

  • 18+ for MAGAZINE FEATURE.

  • 16+ for WEBSITE FEATURE.

  • CONCEPTS/WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL.

  • ARTISTS MUST HAVE LEGAL DOCUMENTATION.

  • CONTENT MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR OLDER TEENS OR LESS.

  • BIGOTRY WILL BE REJECTED!

  • DO NOT STEAL CHARACTER DESIGNS!

So, what are you waiting for?

SIGN UP TODAY!!

SUBMISSIONS END APRIL 8th 2024 at 11:59pm EST

who of these artists will appear in the next saturday am annual?

Our graphic novel partnership with Quarto Group has brought us a chance to get more of our diverse manga to retail stores worldwide. Including Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Waterstones.

SATURDAY AM ANNUAL is a yearly anthology book series where we run short stories from top new creators.

The 1st book, Saturday AM ANNUAL 2023, featured commissioned short stories from artists in Greece, Nigeria, Ghana, America, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and nearly all were PAST #SUMMEROFMANGA artists.

THIS YEAR’S SUMMER OF MANGA will bring us the artists who will participate in our 2026 ANNUAL.

Finally, our loyal readers will not only vote on the stories, but they will offer the most in-depth critique of your short stories with the sort of honest commentary that you won’t find on most webcomic sites.

Saturday AM ANNUAL 2023 & 2024 are available NOW!

Saturday AM ANNUAL 2025 will be released on October 8th, 2024 -!!

The final 6 participants

We’ve selected our 14 ARTISTS and 6 WRITERS for this years annual SOM Event. Check them out!

#SOM COVERAGE

The Summer of Manga is off to an exciting start, with submissions pouring in from across the globe! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received numerous entries, including submissions from countries such as Brazil, Canada, Rwanda, and Spain, just to name a few. Be sure to visit our Instagram page for the latest updates and news!

Last Years SOM Submissions!!

The latest issues of SOM, which was published last year, featured 14 artists and 6 writers from around the world, all of whom impressed the team with their storytelling and hard work. The one-shots and short stories debuted in ISSUES 158 & 159! They were all a great success; thanks to the many submissions from talented individuals.

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