couple of issues ago (No. 31, May 2002), I was happily recording the
growing number of contributions coming in. But there are exceptions to
this encouraging tendency. I seem to be receiving many more long
articles than short ones. This is great, and is the primary reason that
I have enlarged the magazine this year. But short compositions, too,
have their proper place in Bikwil.
about some further contributions to our Dreadful
Doggerel series? Sensitivity and profundity in poetry
are all very well, but I reckon that now and then we can
all do with a dose of mediocrity. Failing poverty-stricken
verse, why not try a few limericks? (They don’t have
to be scatological.)
you’ll remember, one series that is quietly languishing is our Postal
Fever, where reviewers praise examples of that endangered species,
the free magazine.
can always do with more drawings. A comic strip, anyone?
of illustrations, have a look at page 11, where we introduce a new idea
— Spellbound — by which we hope to amuse you with readers’ photos
of public notices that contain errors or awkwardly expressed messages.
Pseudonymously, if you insist.