From Okazu comes an interview with yuri translator Anastasia Moreno:

8) What's your favorite and least favorite thing about your job?

My favorite part of the job is to find little in-jokes in a story (that are totally apparent to native Japanese people but often overlooked by Americans) and being able to explain it in the translation notes. Unfortunately for Strawberry Panic, the whole story was a big parody, so I had nothing to add...

From Otaku USA comes an interview (in podcast) with Stan Lee on his latest project ULTIMO.

Also, Okazu has an interview with Erin Subramanian, translator of the yuri scanlation group Lililicious.

Celebrating its soon-to-be 1,000th post and 1,000,000th visitor, yuri blog Okazu has announced two contests, the 1 Million Visitor Art Contest and the 1000th Post Contest.

From About.com:Manga comes an interview with Erica Friedman, President of Yuricon and yuri manga publisher ALC Publishing.

Also, the rules for the 2008 Yuricon Poster Contest are up, the deadline is April 30th.

Last but not least, Erica has posted an "Okazu Glossary of Terms" that explains various manga-related terms to beginners.

Via: MangaBlog

ALC Publishing, the world's only all-Yuri publisher, is recruiting writers and artists for their award-nominated Yuri anthology, "Yuri Monogatari."

Writers and artists who wish to be considered for the new anthology should read the submission rules at http://www.anilesbocon.org/alc.html carefully before sending any materials. Questions can be emailed to nilesbocon01@hotmail.com. Recruitment will be held through March 15, 2008. Due to the time constraints of the project, no applications can be accepted after this time however, completed comics can be accepted at any time. See the above page for details.

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Erica Friedman, founder of the only 100% Yuri publisher, ALC Publishing, will be signing books at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City on January 16th, at 6:30 PM.

Joining Erica will be author JD Glass and artist Abby Denson, for a night of GLBT-themed comics, novels and manga, sponsored by Prism Comics. Jim Hanley's Universe is located at 4 West 33rd St. on 5th Avenue, just across from the Empire State Building.

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topIchijinsha's Comic Yurihime, a successor publication to Sun Magazine's Yuri Shimai, has always been an "add-on" magazine to Ichijinsha's own ZERO-SUM.

Starting with Comic Yurihime Vol.11, onsale 1/18, Comic Yurihime will finally become its own magazine.

To celebrate, Comic Yurihime's editorial department has planned various treats. Aside from special covers and a "Petit Yurihime" booklet that will come with Comic Yurihime Vol.11, there will also be special collaboration series between Comic Yurihime, Comic Yurihime S and Yurihime Wildrose.

Source: Akiba Blog

The Okazu blog reports that Rica Takashima, creator of the yuri manga Rica 'tte Kanji!?, has given permission to a Spanish scanlation group to scanlate her manga.

Also mentioned is a new Yuricon toolbar, as well a Polish interview with Eriko Tadeno.

Ichijinsha, publisher of the yuri manga magazine Comic Yurihime, has included a ecchi/yuri manga titled Yurihime Wildrose with the latest issue of Comic Yurihime. A brief preview of the manga from Akiba Blog can be seen here.

Source: Heisei Democracy

According to Okazu, the manga Yuri Monogatari was nominated for this year's Lambda Book Award:

[...] Yuri Monogatari 3 was nominated for this year's Lambda Book Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the country???s leading organization for LGBT literature. While YM3 did not win, merely being nominated is a tremendous honor!

Source: MangaBlog