I’ve been given the opportunity to review a few indie comics on here, and I’ve also been asked about becoming a creator before. Well, for all those folks, here’s your chance! You could get your manga/comic featured in The Otaku Box.
The full press release is included here, but I also emailed Joe Delbridge of GeekSmash to ask a few additional questions for those contest entrants:
1. When does the contest end and when will winners be contacted or announced (approximately)?
— We’re thinking this can be an ongoing thing. We don’t want to limit the opportunities for the creators.
2. Is this contest open to creators worldwide? (With English works, of course.)
— Yes, it’s open to worldwide creators as long as it’s in English.
3. Are there any restrictions on age rating or content?
— Somewhat. We don’t want pornographic content, but edgy is encouraged.
So if you’re interested, please read the press release for more details and to learn how to enter:
OTAKU SUBSCRIPTION BOX OFFERS RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR MANGA CREATORS
The Otaku Box hosts contest to give exposure to independent manga titles
TOKYO, JAPAN: GeekSmash is partnering with The Otaku Box, an anime themed subscription crate with personalization, to announce a contest for manga creators. This contest gives a rare chance for independent artists to be featured in The Otaku Box’s monthly crate with physical or digital copies of their titles. In addition, The Otaku Box will feature the creators’ works in their bi-weekly email, numbering in the tens of thousands.
Here are details of the contest:
- Manga needs to be in English
- Submissions can be in black-and-white or color
- Single issues or compilations/anthologies are both welcome
- Four winners will be selected
Quote from Joe Delbridge, CEO of GeekSmash:
“Helping independent creators is at the core of the Otaku Box’s values, which is why this contest is so important to them. Not only will the inclusion of manga add value for their subscribers, it gives a rare opportunity for deserving creators to have their works read by a large audience. Through sharing the creators’ work with The Otaku Box subscribers, they’re introducing fun, new content that they may not have found otherwise and we’re all very excited about this project!”
With an eye toward growth, but also toward increasing the value of their service, The Otaku Box is looking to the future with this initiative. Offering manga content by independent creators gives The Otaku Box a unique edge in the current subscription crate marketplace, as they are the only service offering this unique blend of Japanese themed products for otakus worldwide.
The Otaku Box began as a dream to bring anime themed goodies to otakus around the world. Recognizing that there was a demand for these hard-to-come-by products that was not yet being met, The Otaku Box was born, utilizing the booming subscription crate model. By including personalization options, The Otaku Box has become a truly unique service. Always on the lookout for something new and fun to bring value to the brand and to subscribers, The Otaku Box is confident that their manga creator contest is a step in the right direction!
To enter the contest, submit your information via the Google Form at this address: https://goo.gl/forms/NVNzPETfRARNSIQS2
The Otaku Box: Founded in 2017, The Otaku Box is an anime and Japanese themed monthly subscription box service that puts fans first. They’re also the only subscription crate service that offers ecchi and personalization where the fans can choose what’s in the box every month. The Otaku Box is committed to helping independent creators and sharing quality products with otakus from all over the world. This is what makes The Otaku Box stand out as a company that cares about fans. To learn more, visit: https://theotakubox.com/
GeekSmash: Based in North Carolina, GeekSmash is a geek and pop culture marketing agency founded and run by geeks. Originally created in Santa Monica, California as a blog by the same name in 2012, GeekSmash has served as a growth resource for companies in the geek space since 2016. Since then, they’ve worked with dozens of top companies including Disney, MGM, BBC, and Sony Pictures. Today, GeekSmash specializes in influencer marketing, local representation, brand development, licensing, and design services. To learn more, visit: https://www.geeksmash.com/.