J-Novel Club Announces JNC Original Light Novel Contest at Anime Expo

j-novel club writing contest logo feature image
© J-Novel Club LLC

During their industry panel at Anime Expo 2023, J-Novel Club announced that they will be hosting and opening submissions for its JNC Original Light Novel Contest. 

Submissions are scheduled to open in early August 2023, with a final submission deadline of January 31, 2024. Submitted works must be in English. 

This new contest has several prize tiers including:

  • • Grand Prize of US$15,000 with a manga adaptation by Kadokawa
  • • First Prizes of US$3,000 each
  • • Runner-Up Prizes of US$1,000 each
  • • BOOKWALKER Prize of US$2,500

In addition, all award winners will receive cover and internal artwork created for their works, as well as digital publication by J-Novel Club.

A special webpage has been set up for interested contestants that provides more details on the contest, as well as how to sign up for a mailing list that will notify them when submissions are open. More details and an FAQ page can be found on the special webpage.


Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
Leave a Comment!