A new four-panel manga titled Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to (マンガ家さんとアシスタントさんと) from Hiroyuki, creator of Doujin Work, will begin serialization in the March issue (2/12) of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan. Also starting in the same issue is a new manga titled Tri-Piece (トライピース) by Tomoyuki Maru.
The contest began in October last year, the deadline for submission is the end of January 2008. Go here for more information on how to enter the contest.
Asahi Shimbun has a cover story titled "Manga-fied," which looks at how Japanese manga is attracting a "growing legion of French people" to Japan:
Pink Tentacle has a report on an article published on SciencePortal.jp, a website run by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, which estimates how much it would take to build a Gundam in real life. The conclusion? It would take at least $725 million just for the parts and materials. ANN has more.