Invitation to Contribute
Content in Bikwil can best be expressed in terms of its raison
d'être. To date, we've had poems and essays paying tribute
to all manner of people, places and things, we've had funny stories and verse,
we've had trivia and jokes. We've had love poems, nature poems, nostalgia
poems. We've had art. We've had quirky
quotations. We've had puzzles and quizzes.
Not unexpectedly, several themes
recur, as listed below.
As you'll have gathered, then, just about anything can be the topic a
contributor might feel moved to enthuse quietly about. Yes, except as set
out below, there are no
at all. Mind you, Bikwil being a place to be constructive, we ask
that, if you have an axe to grind, please sharpen it on the whetstone of
And should you be currently suffering from writer's block, contributing to Bikwil
might well be the cure. If you like, just share with us, in your own
words, about how you got started in your hobby or leisure pursuit. Or draw
or photograph for us a picture of some aspect of it.
In short, then, you are all cordially encouraged to submit essays, poems, short fiction,
line drawings or photos, book/movie/TV/music reviews, etc. Apart from
trivia and jokes, anything submitted must be original, though the use of a nom de plume
is permitted. To avoid the possibility of duplication or rejection, we
suggest that, before submitting your masterpieces, you might email
with an outline of your idea.
In its printed version a Bikwil page runs to about 350 words, and by
means of layout we make sure each feature occupies an integral number of such
Submissions on PC disk or via email are welcome in any format that is compatible
with Microsoft Word.
For those among you who may be thinking of contributing, here are some ideas
|art (all types)
Perhaps you might like to play a part in the following occasional series.
To get more of a feeling for
them, take a look at the Series
The Feral Joke Collector
Hooked on Jazz
Meet a Quiet Enthusiast
Memorable Moments in Music
Now for a Clerihew
Where Three Ways Meet
If you have checked out our Catalogues,
you will already appreciate that Bikwil's audience is nothing if not literate.
Not everyone will be expert in your field, however, so please
bear this in mind when you write.
We regret that at present financial constraints
prevent us from paying authors. Not
without dramatically increasing the subscription
price, that is. Still, this hasn't prevented our keen
contributors so far.
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are protected by international copyright laws and remain the property of their respective
authors. They are placed on the Web for your personal use only.
Any other use without the express consent of its owner(s)
is forbidden. For permissions please
in the first instance, describing the use to which you wish to put the material.
While a wide variety of contributions is welcome (positively expressed,
naturally), no gratuitously obscene matter will be published, nor any material
deemed libellous or racially or religiously offensive. The editor
reserves the right to modify slightly any submission, either for space
saving purposes or in order to correct typographical or spelling errors.
We should make clear than any
contributor having a piece accepted for publication in Bikwil is
expected to become a registered subscriber if only to the electronic
version, which is free. See the separate
how-to-subscribe page for details.