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.
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."