Bad Form was founded in 2019 to platform Black, Asian, and marginalised writers. In 2016, less than 100 books by British BAME authors were published. There is a huge representation gap in the British publishing industry, and this needs to be fixed. Our quarterly magazine is written, designed, and illustrated by Black, Asian, and marginalised community contributors.
As of June 2020, we will no longer be using the terms POC, BIPOC or BAME, as all not-white peoples do not need to be lumped into one category. It costs us nothing to label people as they are. These terms are only used in white spaces.
What is a literary review?
A snazzy magazine that includes reviews of books, essays, poems, and stories.
Why don't you accept white contributors? That's not fair.
There is a huge range of literary magazines that accept any contributors. This one does not.
Why do you review books by white people?
Because if we didn't, there wouldn't be many books for us to review.