has come a long way since it began in May 1997 with a handful of
subscribers ó some of them, it must be confessed, gently coerced.
now five years have passed, and though our magazine
continues to appeal to a niche market, that original band
of heroes and heroines ó almost every one of them still
loyally with us (thank you all) ó has been joined by other
like-natured minds from around the globe.
the number of contributions I receive has been steadily increasing. Time
was when I nearly lost heart that Iíd get enough submissions to fill the
next issue. So much so that, as some of you would have realised by now,
I had to resort to inventing improbable pseudonyms for myself.
that editorial dejection looks like it has passed for good. Indeed, now
I have to keep the queue of contributors waiting far longer than any of
us would like.
to reduce that delay a bit and also to allow for longer articles and
stories, Iíve decided to increase the size of each issue once more,
beginning with the issue youíre now reading. Yes, Bikwil is now
twice the size it was when we began. Ainít we got fun!