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Submissions are now open for MIR12...


The Mechanics’ Institute Review needs you...


Hari Kunzru’s short story ‘Love with Impediments’ appears in the eleventh issue of The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Kieran Falconer interviews him about his story and his writing life.


Kieran Falconer interviews Alex Preston about his short story 'The Mining Disaster', featured in The Mechanics' Institute Review 11, and about his writing life.


The Mechanics' Institute Review will be published on the 25th of September - the editors give us an idea of what to expect in the eleventh issue...


Submission are now open for the 11th edition of the Mechanics' Institute Review!


The Mechanics’ Institute Review needs you...


The next Hubbub will take place on Monday 14 October at 7:30 pm in the basement of The Harrison and will feature stories from the tenth anniversary edition of the Mechanics' Institute Review.


The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR) is inviting submissions for its milestone tenth issue.


On Thursday 22 November MIR9 contributors will be reading at Foyles in Charing Cross Road...


A round-up of the MIR9 Launch Party that took place on Thursday 27 September in the Keynes Library at Birkbeck.


MIR9 will launch on Thursday 27 September, 7pm in the Keynes Library at 43 Gordon Square...


The MIR9 Editors interview their writers...


The MIR9 Editors interview their writers...


The MIR9 Editors interview their writers...


The MIR9 Editors interview their writers...


The MIR9 Editors interview their writers...


The MIR9 editors proudly announce the guest authors for the upcoming edition...


Story selection for MIR9 has proved a dark and sticky business, let's hope the committee survives the process and the marmalade...


The Mechanics' Institute Review (MIR) is inviting submissions for Issue 9 and the deadline for submissions is 5pm Wednesday 8th February 2012.


MIR8 editors gather, in a nice little bundle, all the enticing promo material... fiction and audio!


Xavier Leret reads his story "Turn The Porn On", featured on MIR8.


Karin Salvalaggio reads her story "Walleye Junction", featured on MIR8.


Fiona Melrose reads her story "Inheritance", featured on MIR8.


The Hub proudly previews "Some Time After" by Charlotte Beeston, featured on MIR8.


The Hub proudly previews "Margaret Thatcher's Tits" by Daniel Bourke, featured on MIR8.


The Hub proudly previews "The Upgrade" by Tanya Datta, featured on MIR8.


The Mechanics' Institute Review is back... and guarantees to pack a punch in anyone's literary apathy!


The MIR8 editors proudly present the definitive cover of its volume, coming out September next!


MIR8 editors share the blurb for their extraordinary issue, the authors and guest authors' biographies and all-round relevant information about the forthcoming issue!


The MIR Editors are proud to present a mockup of its eighth issue front cover. For your delight.


MIR8 launch set for 27 September


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About M.I.R

MIR is the Birkbeck Creative Writing Programme’s annual publication The Mechanics’ Institute Review. The tenth anniversary edition was published in September 2013:

"This compelling collection takes the reader around the globe: a quest across Cyprus, a mission to India, segregation in South Africa, adolescence in Australia. Each story offers a unique perspective on the world and our place in it. See with eyes of a carp, hold last rites for a fox, wonder what's real in a story of writers. A tsunami, a child's game both can change lives in MIR's extraordinary literary anthology. These short stories leave lasting impressions, and show what story-telling today is all about. Their distinctiveness and variety eloquently disprove the notion that creative writing programmes produce homogenised writing. Produced, edited and published by students on creative writing MA courses at Birkbeck, University of London, MIR10 showcases the brightest emerging talent from Birkbeck's Creative Writing Programme. The issue also features exciting new work from award-winning authors Evie Wyld, Adam Marek, Colin Grant and Jackie Kay, and a foreword by the CW Programme Director Russell Celyn Jones."