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    In the next number of The Pagan Review there will be an
article entitled, “The New Paganism,” by H. P. Siwäarmill,
which will have not only a general purport but will, in all essen-
tial respects, reflect the principles of which this magazine is the
indirect literary exponent.


    In the immediately succeeding numbers will also appear Poems
by several of the younger men, known and unknown; including,
it is hoped, a continuation of Mr. Wm. Windover‘s ” Dionysos
in India.”


    One or two short stories dealing with striking and actual
episodes of contemporary Italian and Greek life, are promised
by Mr. James Marazion, whose “Rape of the Sabines” appears
in this number. The first will probably be a strange Greek
story, entitled, “The Last of the Mysti.” Another contributor
to the current issue, Mr. Charles Verlayne, will be represented
by a further instalment of his Barbaric Studies, from his forth-
coming romance, “LA MORT S’AMUSE.” If VISTAS be still
unpublished on the appearance of our second number, Mr.
W. S. Fanshawe may contribute another “dramatic interlude”
from that volume, akin in method, if not in subject or manner,
to his “Black Madonna.” From the pen of Mr. John Lafarge
readers will have, in due course, some novel sketches and strange
experiences of “Foreign London.”


    “THE PAGANS”—for which, as motto, we fancy, rather than
the quotations given by Mr. Willand Dreeme, the words of
Pistol: “A foutra (or the world, and worldlings base! I speak
of Africa, and golden joys!”
—will be continued.


    Although there will be few translations in The Pagan Review
for it is intended that it will be, above all else, national, and not
a French bastard, or mixt-breed of any kind—there will be occa-
sional foreign contributors. In particular there will appear,
either next number or in the third, the first part of a singularly
unconventional psychological romance—a romance, that is, in
externals, for it is understood to be essentially an autobiography.
Although written by one who is of the younger generation only

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in heart and mind, readers will find in this revelation of a
woman’s life by Mme. Rose Désirée Myrthil both true paganism
of spirit and modernity of temperament. There will also appear
at intervals in The Pagan Review studies of the most noteworthy
among the younger writers of other countries; and the collabo-
ration of some of the most typical poets and romancists of the
new movement in France and Belgium has been secured. In
the monthly “Contemporary Record” it is intended to give
suggestive if succinct summaries of what is being done here
and abroad by les jeunes, a term which, it may again be pointed out,
does not necessarily imply mere youthfulness in years.


    The Editor has been promised stories, episodes, studies—some
of which, in part or complete, he has already considered—by
several known and unknown writers, besides the above named
authors; but he is prepared to consider proposals as to MSS.
other than those from writers who have already mustered
under the banner of The Pagan Review or from authors who
have been invited to contribute. Stamps for repostage if
necessary and addressed cover
must be sent with all MSS. The
following stipulations should also be borne in mind: (1.) No
fiction can be considered, except short stories characterised by
distinct actuality, whether” romantic” or “realistic”; and in no
instance must these exceed 3.000 words, while 2,000, or even
1,000 constitute a preferable length. (2.) Contributions must
not have appeared elsewhere; or, if this rule be broken, it must
be with the cognizance and approval of the Editor. (3.) No
translations are wished, as the limited space for translations is
already pledged in advance for an indefinite period. (4.) Con-
troversial and political matter will not be considered; nor
such articles as “A Study of Robert Elsmen“, “The Poetry
of Mr. Lewis Morris “, “Art at the Royal Academy”, et hoc
genus omne
. It will be well, in a word, for the sake of all
concerned, for would-be contributors to understand that this
magazine does not aim to be a popular monthly on familiar lines,
and that by far the greater part of what is currently submitted
to the consideration of magazine-editors is at once unsuitable
for and undesired by The Pagan Review.


    All communications to be addressed to Mr. W. H. Brooks
(Assistant-Editor, The Pagan Review); but those which deal
with literary suggestions, or are concerned with literary contri-
butions, invited or voluntarily submitted, should be marked
Editorial.” Letters, MSS., &c., to be addressed simply:—

                              Mr. W. H. Brooks,
                                                   Buck’s Green,

MLA citation:

Brooks, W.H. [William Sharp]. “Editorial.” The Pagan Review, vol. 1, August 1892, pp. 63-64. The Pagan Review Digital Edition, edited by Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2010. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021.