Shueisha will be holding showcases for experienced manga authors interested in publishing their work in Weekly Shonen Jump on November 1.
Kodoani.com – The publisher also revealed the amount of money they paid the author, an amount that made both the mangaka community and the public gasp. On November 1, Shueisha opened an initiative to encourage experienced manga authors at other publishing houses to publish their works on Weekly Shonen Jump.
They announced that they will be holding information sessions aimed at professional manga artists that will be held in person on November 21 and December 2 and remotely via Zoom on December 3 .
According to the official website opened with the announcement, Shueisha has also received increasing requests from artists in other magazines in recent years, which contributed to the decision to hold communication meetings. board.
The briefings will include individual Q&A sessions and authors will be able to present their new ideas and projects and receive feedback.
But what caught the public’s attention was the rate of manga manuscripts published in Weekly Shonen Jump. According to the website, Jump pays entry-level manga artists a minimum of 18,700 yen per black-and-white page and more than 28,050 yen per color page for serialized and one-shot manga.
For those considering publishing or serializing a one-shot story in Weekly Shonen Jump
Announcement of explanation/consultation meeting for writers who have experience serializing in other magazines
[Face-to-face format at Shueisha]11/23 (Thu./Holiday), 12/2 (Sat.)
[Remote format using zoom]12/3 (Sun)
It will be held for a total of 3 days. Click here for details and reservations ⬇️ https://t.co/III1LCR5G2 #Weekly Shonen Jump pic.twitter.com/46itm26oqx
— Shonen Jump Editorial Department (@jump_henshubu) November 1, 2023
Many veteran manga artists have been surprised by the increase in numbers over the years, expressing their approval and making comparisons to when they first started:
“Wow! This is almost three times what I was paid as a beginner”
I was surprised! It’s almost three times the size when I was a rookie https://t.co/3otrpoS7SO
— Shinobu Kaitani @ Duck’s green onions are poisonous Volume 6 will be released in December! (@mangakap) November 1, 2023
”Can first-time authors now get paid more than 18,700 yen per page? In our day, the starting point is 8,000 yen and will increase by about 1,000 yen each year as your series progresses. Well, that was 35 years ago after all…”
Is the manuscript fee per page for new writers more than 18,700 yen? Can you get that kind of money now? Back when we were working, the page price started at 8,000 yen, and as the series continued, it would go up by 1,000 yen every year. Well, that was 35 years ago… https://t.co/vJ3W4S4orh
— Masanori Morita (@HITMANmorita) November 3, 2023
The report below ranks Japanese shounen manga publications by sales from October to December 2022 and from January to March 2023.
Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump took the top spot, with three-month sales hovering around the 1,250,000 mark. On the other hand, Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine came in second place with sales well below the 500,000 mark.
As we can see, budding manga artists are making more money than before, and these published data seem like a good strategy to attract new talent to Shonen Jump.