The Writers' Hub has become MIROnline. The site remains for archival purposes but will no longer be updated. Head over to our new website to see weekly short stories, poems and creative non-fiction from Birkbeck and beyond.
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MIR8 promo material

Birkbeck’s annual short story collection, The Mechanics' Institute Review, features work by Chris Adrian, Kevin Barry and Amit Chaudhuri, as well as showcasing the best fiction from Birkbeck’s creative writing students. Unlike other university anthologies, MIR is edited by students, featuring the best of current and past students work and is all about quality writing.

MIR8 is available from Amazon in paperback and, for the first time, in a Kindle edition.



Some Time After - Charlotte Beeston


Maragaret Thatcher's Tits - Daniel Bourke


The Upgrade - Tanya Datta




Turn The Porn On - Xavier Leret


Inheritance - Fiona Melrose


Walleye Junction - Karin Salvalaggio


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