On one level,
response to the first issue of Bikwil has been very encouraging.
Since most of you guinea pigs want to be kept on the mailing list
(including our friends interstate and overseas), in circulation terms
our prospects look good. Thank you all. Of the compliments received a
particular favourite was the one describing Bikwil as “whimsy
for sanity’s sake”.
On the other
hand, although some extra heroic readers have offered their services, to
date an overall reticence about contributing is evident. Now, it’s
conceivable that for a while Bikwil can continue being written by
three or four people, but ultimately the life of a magazine like ours
will depend on the shared experiences of its wider readership. So who
else will volunteer a piece on something they personally feel
And what of you
short story writers or poets out there? Or you cartoonists? Let’s hear
Or if you don’t
want to write yourself, why not suggest some new ideas for others to
It goes without
saying that letters to the editor are always welcome.