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