[ Issue 7 ]

Language, literature, music, nature, the performing arts, hobbies, science and humour all deserve Emily Bronto's approval

Bikwil offers acclaim to language, literature, music, nature, the performing arts, hobbies, science and humour


It's Bikwil's first birthday, and in this, the Editorial to Issue 7, Tony Rogers thanks contributors for their continuing support.

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Milestone One — Tony Rogers


I remember writing in this space in Issue 1 and wondering just how long Bikwil could really survive. By the look of the pile awaiting publication these days, I needn’t have worried. Here we are, still around after a year. Many thanks to all of you who’ve sent material.

In that first call for contributions I emphasised Bikwil’s only restriction, that submissions

be mainly ‘positive towards’, ‘in praise of’, ‘quietly enthusiastic about’.

Since then I’ve had several conversations with readers on that very topic. We all seem to have sceptical attitudes today. I know I do — I’ve done the Seligman Pessimism Test. So, for me Bikwil is a useful foil to my own cynicism. I suspect it is for other contributors, too.

A gentle reminder. There are only three issues to go to the Wagner extravaganza. I’ve received a few submissions already, and some promises. Nevertheless, there’s room for more, so . . .

Keep that original doggerel rolling in, too. As H.G. Nelson has warned us, too much is barely enough. And look, if there’s one thing Bikwil lacks, it’s art works. You artists out there know who you are, and so do I. Down on bended knee I go again. How about a cartoon or three?

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