The Global Manga Initiative is an online indie-manga anthology created by Peter Johnson (aka Petenks) and some others. It seeks to find deserving indie-mangakas on the web and reward them. Up to 30 ongoing series are displayed on their website (link provided below).
Each year, the Best of G.M.I. Awards are held and the top 3 mangakas are given a monetary reward. They are determined by a nomination-voting system where you, the viewers, vote for who deserves it. The series that are displayed are cycled where the lower-ranking ones are replaced by those of newcomers. To qualify for these awards, you must have your work featured in the anthology, as well as have at least three full chapters in the year. The deadline for this year is December 19, 2013 when their final 2013 update takes place.
It offers creators free exposure/promotion of their works. If your work does become featured, you retain all the rights to your work and you have no obligation to them but to keep your series updated. Not only that, but it is also free. There is absolutely no cost to having your work exposed to a larger audience on the G.M.I. website. If this is something you're looking for, but you aren't sure if you'll make the cut or if you're thinking you may not be good enough, still give it a try. Who knows? Maybe you'll be featured, yeah?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Petenks or visit their site.
Main Site: gmimanga.exepicstudios.com/
deviantArt Group: gmi-deviantart.deviantart.com/