Korean digital comics publisher LINE Webtoon are launching a new "Discover Creator" with an $80,000 Grand Prize for November's winner.
The contest invites creators from around the globe to submit their stories over the next three months until September 13th. Webtoon has put together a panel of editors to select the eight best stories to advance into round 2, to be announced on September 21st.
Each quarterfinalist will be awarded $5000 and invited to Webtoon's exclusive Green Room Party at New York Comic Con.
There will be two stories selected from each genre, Thriller/Horror, Comedy/Slice, Fantasy/Sci-fi/Action, and Drama/Romance, and each genre has specific panel and episode requirements which can be found under the official rules.
On November 5th (remember, remember), the four Genre Winners will be selected to advance to the finals and collect an additional $25,000. The contest ends on November 12th with a Grand Prize Winner selected to win another $50,000 and will become a featured title on Webtoon.
"Discover Creator" marks the fourth creator contest. Past winners include 2014's "Challenge League" Grand Prize Winner Space Boy by Stephen McCranie (Mal and Chad, Penguin), currently on episode #163 with more than 31 million views of his weekly story about an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years. Additionally, the fourth-place winner in the 2016 Superhero Comics Contest presented by Stan Lee's POW.
Entertainment, uru-chan and her hit series, unOrdinary – currently on episode #95 with more than 1.6 million subscribers and almost 200,000,000 views of the title. unOrdinary has a following that have spent more than 400,000 minutes, or 7000 hours, reading the imperfect adventures of John and Sera.
For more information on the contest, please visit Webtoon Discover Creator Contest.