I have a busy life. Hardly a day goes by without grummets to plurdle or nadgers to scrode, let alone those moolies, which really could do with a good old woggle.
As if that weren’t enough I am also the editor of Mallorn, the Journal of the Tolkien Society. This comes out twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn, and this year’s Spring issue has Sprung: now at the printer, it will soon dart excitedly onto the doorsteps of Tolkien Society members where it will roll over, wag its tail, and ask for its tummy to be tickled.
This issue is as action-packed as ever, and includes, among other things, book reviews from David Doughan, Johanna Kershaw, Joel Franz, Colin Duriez, Lynn Forest-Hill and Henry Gee; in-depth articles from Alex Lewis, Jessica Yates, Louis Markos, Franco Manni and Dale Nelson; poetry from Julie Sinclair and Carol Brownloa; fiction from rpg and Lynn Forest-Hill, and a cookery column from Zak Cramer. There’s artwork from Becky Hitchin, Sue Wookey, David Cattaneo and Lorenzo Daniele, the whole thing wrapped up in a splendid new re-design by Colin Sullivan.
But a watched scrumpet never dangles, as they say here in Norfolk, so the next issue starts here. Copy deadline for the Autumn issue is 21 June. Fiction is particularly erumpent at the moment. I could use more of it. Have your people call my people. Support your local hobbit.