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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.

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:bulletred: Before you join the group, READ THESE RULES. It's important that you follow these rules when you submit ANYTHING to the group. These rules are enforced at all times.


:bulletred: No breaking dA rules.

:bulletred: Submit to the correct folder. Visit the folders and to see what types of artwork best belong where.

:bulletred: If one of the gallery folders becomes full, let us know.

:bulletred: If you are unable to scan your work, make sure the photographs are well lit and the art clearly visible. Use clean, unlined paper. The focus must be on the artwork. Do not take photographs at an angle. If your photographed manga/artwork is hard to see from the thumbnail/uncomfortable to look at, it will not be accepted.

:bulletred: WIPs are not accepted. Finish your piece and then submit it. You will better see what you need to work on in a finished piece. Learn from your current piece. Improve with the next one.

:bulletred: All forms or Fanart, regardless of genre MUST go to the Fanart folder.

:bulletred: Colored-in manga pages/copies of specific panels are not accepted.

:bulletred: If your work contains mature/sensitive content, and/or has a mature tag on it, it MUST be submitted into the Mature folder.

:bulletred: If your piece gets declined, chances are you submitted it to the wrong folder, or does not meet the minimum quality requirement for photographed artwork. Other than that, it may have been deemed inappropriate.

Group Conduct:

:bulletred: Be polite.

:bulletred: No fighting.

:bulletred: Group comments is not open for RPs.

:bulletred: If you would like us to promote a contest or an event, note the group about it and we will consider. :)

If you have any questions, please do not be afraid to ask the admins here.








Artist Listing

Request takers
3.:iconskimra: [ No mature content ]
4.:iconanimeportraits: will only draw official anime characters and no mature content.

Commission takers
4. :iconkondouyumi-tan:
5. :iconketsuzoku:
6. :iconanouchka-g: More info:
7. :iconeli-hinze: More info:
8. :iconmieulinhtu: More info:
9. :iconstormgirl1998:
10. :icondragonolia: More info:
11. :icontokito-sempai: More info:…
12.:iconanimeportraits: will do digitally colored anime characters and OCs.

Art trade takers

Story Writers looking for artists
1. :iconketsuzoku:
2. :iconsenhin:
3. :iconsteelkevin:
4. :iconaristedes:
5. :iconsnowcrazy:
6. :iconblazetame:
7. :icondivinethr33:
8. :iconfyrefly12:
9. :icon780000:
10. :iconmichlearie:
11. :iconvicky271: is looking for an artist for a romance story. Details are here: [link]
12. :iconcmd1095:
13. :iconyotosun:

Manga Artists looking for a Writer:new:
1.:iconathanasia-valkyrie: looking for a writer for a life-issues dram manga athanasia-valkyrie.deviantart.…
2.:icongx-ksjy: would like a manga illustator for a shouen /shojo comedy romance supernatural genres
3.:iconblindeyesopenwide: Looking for writer to help on action/comedy/horror manga project.
4.:iconuyoushibuya: Looking for a writer (also editor and some assistance) to new shounen/fantazy/sci-fi/action manga project.…

Manga Artists looking for Translators:new:

Manga Artists looking for help:new:
1.:iconsaigo-no-shoshin: is looking for help with backgrounds and screentoning.
2.:icontokito-sempai: is looking for editors for a manga, Bittersweet Memories. It is a samurai shoujo with some action, but the main focus is romance.
3.:iconoptorylpulpus: would like some help with how they could develop their art style, to get reviewing of some of their scripts and other advice.
4.:icontheaxewarrior: is looking for someone to draw teasers for his manga.
5.:iconthatguywholikesstuff: is looking for help with backgrounds and/or editing.

other contests off of dA-MangaMakers

just send :iconblaze45: a note if you want your contest put up here, commission status or request. Also, very important please put a link to a journal for your rules and information for said, help, commissions, trades etc. :star:

If we haven't already affiliated your group and you want yours affiliated, or you have a group you want that you are a member of to affiliate with us, please note or message the group. Please if you affiliate a group make sure it is Manga or illustration related as well ;P


Group Info

:damphyr:This is a group about Manga all over deviantART! You may submit your Manga to the club to have it promoted!
Founded 4 Years ago
Dec 23, 2009


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Gx-KSJy 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
it stats im looking for an illustator which is correct but everyone is asking ME to illustate for them !!!
Vexic929 Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Is anyone running this group anymore? I've tried to join more than once now and waited until the request expired and it seems a lot of people's submissions are expiring as well...
Narumo Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So again, my submission expired...
Dragonniar Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen any submission from this group in some time, not have my own submissions been accepted... what's going on!!?
Narumo Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My submission for this page expired:…

Is there something wrong? I submitted multiple pages of this story before...
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HenLP Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Is there a way to submit a full piece completely (45 pages in this instance), or should I just post one page at a time?
MegaPartygod Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me
4Soldiers Feb 10, 2014  Student Writer
Hello. Thank you for accepting our request to join your group. We currently have a Fanfic that we are looking for a manga artist to flesh out the story line. If anyone is interested, we would love to submit our story to your group. Thank you.
XilliaBlade714 Jan 19, 2014
Hello! There is a story I am writing, that I hope to someday be realized as a fan manga. I want to find an artist, but I don't know where to look.
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Hearts-of-fantasy Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am doing commissions for anyone who wants one! I can even work with you to do story pictures with your own manga, just not any storyboards or comics yet.

If interested, let me know via note! Here is the info for my works. hearts-of-fantasy.deviantart.c…
DinkumDinkum Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist I'm doing a small manga like project here now, if anyone is interested!
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JoelColbert Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
im looking to eventually create a comic of my own but before i jump into that i'd like to see if i could help somebody else with creating her/his own work,

i can draw and can come up with some interesting ideas if needed, so if you're planning on working with someone on a project of your own message me what its about.
if i like your idea i'l help you make it by drawing it with you or otherwise helping out.
Thank you for accepting me into your group!! ^ ^ 
Pristine1281 Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there I have a question about your folders.  Where does cover art go?  Does it go in the genre it belongs in?  Also, my art covers different genres too.  Like the on I work on is a fantasy/adventure romance.  Do I just pick one?  And do the pages go into the Pages and Layout folder?  Thank you.
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Akari-Kagahime Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi, I'm accepting requet :3 The 7 first request will be accepted!

Sorry if I bothering you guys X3
Flowingfist Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist

I'm doing a webcomic and I would like to have your support n.n. You have only to visit… and check it out. I promise you will have fun :D:D:D
iamversatility Nov 14, 2013  Student Writer
I am a writer looking for an artist to illustrate a one shot or a short. really looking for a collaboration, but am willing to pay if I have to but like I said I think it would work out better for it to be a collaboration.
thanks for accepting meAPH: onion austria
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JoelColbert Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
im planning on doing a story that could be later on turned into a comic or a visual novel and i'd like to work with someone while making it. i can draw and i think i can come up with some good storywriting so if you like writing/drawing stories and can come up with some original ideas i'd like you to respond to me.

im not planning on doing happy/comedic stuff so if you're into action/drama/fantasy stories with a bit of violence in it send me a message and maybe we can work together to create a story.
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