The "Original Writing Development Project"

The "Original Writing Development Project"

The "Original Writing Development Project" is a new mechanism to develop talented writers, utilizing various media, with the collaboration of Amazon and Yoshimoto.
Amazon's "Kindle Direct Publishing", where users can self-publish their own novels, "Storys.jp", where users can post your own life experiences, and "MediBang!" where users can post manga and illustrations, through these three services, contests are held where winners will be decided.

Winning works will have the opportunity to be turned into e-books, books or movies at Amazon, fully empowered with Yoshimoto's production, PR and management team sharing it with the world.

Applications for works began being received in November 2016, and a presentation of Grand Prix winners will be held for the Novel Category with Amazon's "Kindle Direct Publishing" and for the Non-fiction Category through "Storys.jp".
It will also be announced that works will be received for the Manga Category through "MediBang!".
Presentation of Novel Category/Non-fiction Category Grand Prix Works
When: We announce as soon as it is decided

Announcement interview in 2016 Kyoto international film festival