Previous Editors

Our editorial teams are made up of Edge Hill students with support from the Creative Writing department and faculty. Working for Black Market Re-View has provided experience and opportunities to a number of graduates who have gone on to other work in creative fields.


  • Sarah Billington

    After completing her Masters degree in 2016, Sarah began working in telecommunications as a blog writer. In 2019 her work was listed by feedspot as one of the top 50 telecoms blogs. She has also begun studying for a PGCE and intends to teach media and drama at college level. Sarah worked as the Poetry Editor for the inaugural issue of the relaunched Black Market Re-View.

  • Bill Bulloch

    Bill Bulloch is a conceptual artist, writer, and poet. Bill worked as Artwork Editor for issues #1 and #2, as well as cover artist for issues #1- #5. Bill has curated exhibitions for Edge Hill Arts Centre and Ormskirk chapel gallery, and served as the artist in residence for The Wolf Magazine. He completed a Creative Writing masters course at Edge Hill and works with the university library, as well as frequently collaborating with the university press.


  • Isabella Castaneda

    In addition to working as Fiction Editor for issue #5, Isabella balanced working as the student union’s elected International Student Officer and interning with the University Press. Her work as appeared in publications including Between the Borders and Mothmaw Anthology, and she was the winner of the 2018 Rhiannon Evans poetry award. Since graduating, Isabella has returned to her native Guatemala where she works as a communications specialist for a multinational tech company.


  • Abigail Conrad

    Currently working in an administrative support role for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, Abigail continues to write in the free time that she has, and intends to publish her work in the future. She worked with Black Market Re-View as Creative Nonfiction editor for issue #3.

  • Harriet Hirshman

    Harriet contributed to Black Market Re-View as Fiction Editor on issue #3, before moving on to the position of Editor-In-Chief on issue #4. She completed her Masters degree with distinction in 2019, concurrent to her studies she worked extensively with both the University Press on the publications Headland and Staging the Revolution, and as a press and communications intern for the Edge Hill Prize. Since graduating Harriet has been building a career in the UK publishing scene; having previously interned for Comma Press, she is currently employed as a publishing assistant at a non-fiction imprint based in Manchester.


  • Francesca McMahon

    Following her tenure as flash fiction editor for issues #3 and #4, Francesca graduated Edge Hill with a First and was shortlisted for the Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting award. After working as an intern for the publishers John Wiley and Sons she accepted a position as an editorial assistant. Francesca continues to work on her own creative projects, such as collaborating with Golden Goblin Press on a horror-based tabletop roleplaying game, developing script projects, and maintaining an active presence in the online writing community.


  • Laura Tickle

    Since working as Fiction Editor for issues #1 and #2, Laura’s own work has been published in The National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, The Edge Hill Anthology, and the award-winning journal Lighthouse. She was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Rhiannon Evans Prize and her short story Roger was shortlisted for Bath Flash Fiction’s AdHoc competition. After spending time writing in Vancouver, she has recently returned to the UK to pursue a career in publishing.

  • Jessica Tillings

    Jessica is a poet, editor, and artist now based in Hampshire; she worked as editorial assistant for issue #1, Poetry Editor for issue #2, and Editor-in-Chief for issue #3. She is a Creative Editor for MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture & the Co-Chair of the gender & sexuality research group GenSex. While at Edge Hill she won the 2016 Rhiannon Evans Prize and the Eileen Davis Prize, alongside working as Editorial Assistant for The Wolf, and running the regular performance showcase Reverb at Edge Hill Art Centre. More details of her work and publications can be found on her website.


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In publishing this information an attempt was made to contact all previous editors, all information is fact-checked at the time of publication. If you are a credited editor on a previous issue and your biography is incorrect or does not appear here, contact the editors at and any errors will be rectified.