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Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before making
a submission. Upon receipt of your signed application form, you agree
to be bound by the following terms and conditions.


1:The Literary work

Your literary work must be written in English. It can either be an
unpublished work or a previously published work in any mode or form.
However, it must be free of the Option to publish a Japanese
translation and the editorial copyright or the right to publish such a
translation can not have been given to any other person or entity
except Hakurosya Publishing. The word count of your work is unlimited.

2:Non-infringement of the work

The work must be free of infringement of any copyright or intellectual
rights of any third party. Under no circumstances will Hakurosya
Publishing be responsible or liable to you or a third party for any
infringement claims caused by the work. Remember, steering clear of
copyright violations means never having to say you are sorry.



Please print out the Application Form and fill it in and send it to us
together with your submission by mail or courier (postage prepaid) to:
Hakurosya Publishing
Submissions Dept.
Imon Building 5th Floor
Kita 1-jo, Nishi 3-2
Chuo-ku, Sapporo,
Applications by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

After mailing your submission, please e-mail us at
to inform us of the date that you sent it. Upon receipt of your
submission, we will e-mail you to inform you that we have received it.


Exercise of the Option, the decision about the fitness of your work for
publication, will be made within 6 months from the day of our receiving your application. During the judgement phase, the Exercise of the Option will belong solely and exclusively to Hakurosya Publishing. If any other publisher at the expiration of these 6 months does not offer you the Grant of the Option of publication of a Japanese translation of your work, Hakurosya Publishing will be entitled to extend the judgment term for an additional 6 months after consultation with you, the writer. Please refrain from inquiring about the progress or decision to publish.

5:Result of Judgment


If we make a judgment in favor of your work, we will make you a
definite offer by letter, fax or e-mail to grant us the rights to
translate and publish your work. Upon your acceptance of our offer, we will execute an agreement with you within 6 months from the date of the Exercise of the Option for translation and publication of a Japanese edition of the work. According to the content of the work, there may be occasions when the work will be published in English. Only successful applicants will be announced on our website.