A Time to Pinch Ourselves
February 2002By Dale Vree
The first issue of the NEW OXFORD REVIEW made its debut way back in February 1977. With this issue we are now 25 years old. It hardly seems possible, so allow us a moment here to pinch ourselves.
Yes, its really true. But no, there will be no gala banquet with a roster of august speakers. We have neither the time nor the budget for that. Moreover, the joy here is palpable, to which a banquet would probably add nothing.
Above all, were grateful to have survived, for over this past quarter century weve seen many periodicals similar to ours bite the dust.
Were also grateful that the NOR has, after a fashion, thrived. When the NOR began, we inherited a meager mailing list, but since then weve seen the magazine double in circulation. Weve also seen the NOR increase in both frequency of publication and number of pages. For a bit over 20 years we were published 10 times a year and each issue had 32 pages. Now were published 11 times a year and each issue has 48 pages. So instead of producing 320 pages per year, we now produce 528 pages per year, and thats been accomplished without a hike in subscription prices.
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