ashikai wrote:Is there a limit on how many pages a chapter can be? I know there's a minimum, but my first chapter is like, 56 pages. The subsequent chapters should be like, 22.
I had the same question in mind before submitting my work here. I suggest to keep it at 56 pages, do not split the 56-page chapter 1 into smaller chapters unless you can summarize it to lessen the pages. If you split it, the intro of your story would be messed up.
My manga is intended to have 60+ pages for chapter 1 but I thought splitting it into 3 chapters of 15-20 pages each would be good enough, so I submitted the first 2 chapters (36 pages) and ended up being rejected. The reason, the thought is quite incomplete.
Lesson learned, do not split your chapter 1. The first chapter is the important foundation of your work so if having a 56-page chapter 1 will explain what your story is all about then work hard on those pages and keep them together.
A word of advice: Do not focus on the number of pages, focus on how to tell the readers what your work is all about in chapter 1. Who are the characters, what would their goals be and a brief hint of the conflict. Make it clear and there wouldn't be any problems. Manga is not about the quantity, its about quality. >:]
Best of luck to you!