Editorships including guest-editing the UK Sunday Times Style magazine, July 2020, with a black women & womxn take-over; co-editor of NW15 (Granta/British Council) and Ten: New Poets (Bloodaxe) +  guest-edited the Winter 2012 issue of Poetry Review, Britain’s leading poetry journal, called Offending Frequencies, which featured more poets of colour than had ever previously been published in a single issue of the journal, as well as many female, radical, experimental and outspoken voices. Bernardine also co-edited a special issue of Wasafiri magazine in 2009: Black Britain: Beyond Definition, which celebrated and reevaluated the black writing scene in Britain; and she guest-edited the Autumn 2014 issue of Mslexia, Britain’s best-selling writing magazine.


Supervising Editor of The Imagination Project, Brunel University London’s third student short story anthology, with student editors, March 2016.

Supervising editor of The Psyche Supermarket, Brunel University London’s second student short story anthology, with student editors, March 2015.

Guest Editor of Mslexia writing magazine, September 2014.

Supervising editor of The Voices Inside Our Heads, Brunel University London’s first student short story anthology, with student editors, March 2014.

Guest editor of Wasafiri: Issue 64, 2010, with Karen McCarthy Woolf. Cover by Jay Bernard. http://www.wasafiri.org/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=236

Guest Editor of Britain’s leading poetry magazine in its centenary year, Poetry Review: 101:4. Offending Frequencies. Winter 2012. Cover artwork by Jay Bernard

Editor with Daljit Nagra of Ten poetry anthology, featuring ten new poets of colour. Bloodaxe Books, 2010. Cover artwork by Chris Offili.

Co-editor with Maggie Gee of NW15: New Writing Vol 15, the annual British Council literature anthology. Granta, 2006.

In the late 1990s I was editor of FrontSeat intercultural performance magazine published by the Black Theatre Forum, in the late 1980s I was a co-editor of Black Women Talk Poetry anthology.





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