Light Novella
 Japanese to English
translator needed!

3X

The final round of the translation contest!
held by the ebook publisher impress QuickBooks®(※1) and
crowd sourced translation service Conyac has begun!

Translators for the first and second translation contest of the AKIBA PC Hotline Award(※3) and the “Light novella contest(※2)” highest award winning books have been chosen.

For this third contest, two translators will be chosen for the
Light novella contest(※2)” special award winning book,
Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo”.
The genre of this book is young adult.

The two translators will be selected amongst the applicants:
one translator who has a deep understanding of Japanese culture
and a second translator who has native level English writing skills.

The reward for each selected translator will be $400 USD!
Don’t miss your chance as a translator to have your name included in an e-book
that will be sold worldwide, so apply today!

See the results

"Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo"
More details on the translation contest

Reward The two selected translator winners will receive $400 USD each.
Application Deadline August 7th (Thu.)2014, 24:00 Japan time
Languages Japanese to English
Qualification for Participation Open to all ages and nationalities
However, please keep in mind that ultimately only the translators who submit a completed translation of ”Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo” by August 27th (Wednesday) 2014 will be eligible.
Results Announcement August 11th (Mon.) 2014
※Submissions and Screening period:August 7th (Mon.) to August 11th (Mon.)
Application method Please apply by visiting the contest page and translating the excerpt.
Note The two selected translators will need to be able to communicate at all times in order to progress with the translation.
After being selected, you must submit the completed translation by August 27th 2014(Wed.).
Please note that the translators will not receive any royalties of the book after publishing.
Inquiries Conyac Team:Inquiries

Subject of first contest, ebook

Book name "Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo"(impress QuickBooks)
Book Cover :Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo
Author 晴海 まどか
Plot 極度の紫外線アレルギーの逸子が保健室で目を覚ますと、
そこにはなぜかクラスメイトのボスザル、“万年晴れ男”こと三谷野がいた。

「体調が悪くなければ、でいいんだけど。あさっての夏祭り、俺と一緒に行かない?」

どこか懐かしい、少し不思議でピュアな青春ストーリー。
The Japanese E-book can be found here BOOK☆WALKER
Google play
Kindleストア

Contest application procedure

The procedure for contest registration, application, screening/winner selection, beginning translation, and finishing the translation is as follows.
STEP1registrationRegister on Conyac as a translator regardless of age or nationality.
STEP2 applicationTranslators who wish to participate may apply by translating an excerpt.
STEP3 screening/winner selectionThe two winners will be selected by votes from other translators and our own screening process.
STEP4 beginning translationPlease make sure to progress with the translation in order to make the deadline.
STEP5 finishing the translationAfter submitting your translation, the designated compensation will be awarded.

Winner privileges for this contest

Congratulations, you have been selected as the winner!
Reward The two winning translators will receive $400 USD.
Privilege 1 Have your name registered as the official Japanese to English translator for “Ashita ga Ame Demo Hare Demo”!
Privilege 2 Your name will be registered as the official contest winner on “CONYAC TIMES”!

Application page

Japanese to English translators »
ロゴ:impress QuickBooks(R)(インプレス・クイックブックス)
  • ※1 About "impress QuickBooks®"
    QuickBooks® is a printing and website media business eBook label run by the impress group. The concept of “Easy to read eBooks for smartphones” is not about converting eBooks from paper, but rather making the eBooks first. From our beginnings in February of 2011, we have published nearly 250 titles on Amazon’s Kindle Store and Rakuten’s kobo among other eBook retailers, with many of our published titles topping the sales rankings’ charts.
    Blog:Biba☆Ebooks! Diary confessions of a publishing company’s challenges.
  • ※2 About the Light novella contest
    Presented by impress QuickBooks though the largest national Japanese blog service, LINE’s "livedoor Blog". Held between November 2013 and January 2014. The work was presented on the blog publicly, with the new special recommended length of under 30,000 characters. Even the works that didn’t make it past the screening process could be turned into Ebooks by using livedoor blog’s “EPUB export function”.
    Special site
  • ※3 About "AKIBA PC Hotline!"
    The Impress Watch corporation runs a information site about Akihabara and has been in business for 14 years. We provide up to date information on PC parts and mobile gadgets, and are the only site with info on great Akihabara bargains. We also are currently running a serial manga “Akiba de Gohan”/“Eating out in Akiba”
    AKIBA PC Hotline!
Conyac can handle translation request in a variety of fields on demand.