New Free Manga Magazine For Girl Otaku

Creator's Partner has announced a new free manga magazine aimed at girl otaku. The magazine, titled bourgeon, will be made available both in print and online.

From ANS:

Described [in] the press release as a "world's first", the LLC Creator's Partner has started publishing a new manga magazine in Japan titled Bourgeon, "by Otaku girls for Otaku girls". The free publication will feature a selection of works from Comi Furi Magazine. Females in their twenties are targeted. Interested parties can vote for the content to end up in the anthology at the official website. Bourgeon was first published in 2005 and announced to go big and regular at Comiket 71 on December 29th. 6 mangaka will eventually see their work in its pages. A web version will also be published. Besides manga, readers can expect interview articles with professionals including writers, seiyuu and singers. Many first edition copies were passed out at Comiket. Print version dimensions are B5 size (257mmx182mm), initial circulation is 30000 copies. In Tokyo you can find the print copies at cosplay events and manga cafes. The editor in chief is Seiakira Katahami.