Our inaugural issue was unthemed, and covered topics from the importance of literary Afropea, to the cultural phenomenon When They See Us. Focusing primarily on BAME identity, it featured interviews with a variety of platforms that seek to support diverse voices, including daikon*, Shado magazine, and ONYX.


Issue 2 is the YOUNG ADULT issue. Dedicated to the books that shaped us, issue 2 explores the Young Adult genre in all its glory. Featuring cover art by Javie Huxley, and writing from a variety of POC young people, this pocket size magazine features books such as The Hunger Games, Twilight, Breathe, The Mortal Engines, Noughts & Crosses, and many, many more.


Issue 3 is the Crime issue. Rather than limiting our content to the popular psychological thriller genre, Bad Form attacks the theme by interogating the genre of crime. Isn't colonialism a crime? What impact has that had on British and international literature? Reviewing everything from My Sister, the Serial Killer, to the UK government's 'anti-knife crime' chicken boxes, this is an issue brimming with important content. So much important content, in fact, that we had to size up the magazine to A5.

10% of every sale will go to The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise committed to the teaching and support of Black history all year round in the UK.

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Quarterly literary review magazine by Black, Asian, and marginalised community writers.