manga bookshelf

Call for contributors

With autumn well underway and NYCC pretty well wrapped up, it’s time to do a little gussying up here at Manga Bookshelf! We’ve got a new full-time blogger on deck to join us shortly and we aren’t seeking more, but we’ve still got ample room for regular contributors.

Join us!

Got a great idea for a weekly or monthly column? Send us your pitch! Contact us with the following:

Your name
Your pitch
Links to 2 samples of similar writing you’ve done

Your pitch should include a theme for your column, a general outline for the column’s inaugural entry, how often you’d write it (weekly or monthly), and how you envision maintaining its theme over time. If your idea is a one-shot or short series of posts, please indicate that as well. We are particularly interested in columns that offer something different than what we do now, including types of comics we don’t currently cover or other aspects of Japanese or Korean pop culture, especially if these things can be tied in to comics (example: Cathy Yan’s Don’t Fear the Adaptation). Please allow at least four weeks for a response.

At this time, we are unable to offer monetary compensation for contributors, but we look forward to doing so in the future.

If you’re not a writer, but you’d like to support the site, click here to find out how!

Did you enjoy this article? Consider supporting us.


  1. […] Bookshelf is looking for contributors to write columns and […]

  2. […] long ago, we posted a call for contributors here at Manga Bookshelf. We got a lot of terrific submissions, and a number of new columnists have […]

  3. […] this time last year, I posted a Call for Contributors here at Manga Bookshelf, which resulted in the creation of a slew of great new columns, some of […]

Before leaving a comment at Manga Bookshelf, please read our Comment Policy.

Speak Your Mind