Poetry by Madeline Reeves

March 4, 2016

I Approve This Message: Gov. Rick Perry ‘Strong’

Poetry by Madeline Reeves
February 29, 2016

A Jailor

A new short story by James Wise.
February 29, 2016
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Kit de Waal Scholarship at Birkbeck

A fully funded scholarship opportunity for a budding writer to hone their skills has been created at Birkbeck, University of London.
February 29, 2016
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James Mitchell Wins Newcomer Prize

Birkbeck Alumnus, James Mitchell, has been awarded The Fiction Desk’s Newcomer Prize.
February 1, 2016

Paddy and Agatha

A short story from Toby Litt’s new book, Life-Like, published by Seagull Books.
December 2, 2015
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MIR13 Call For Submissions

    Once again we’re looking for high-quality writing to publish in The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s critically acclaimed literary anthology.
November 17, 2015

Kavita A. Jindal

‘Katra’ – a poem by Kavita A. Jindal, written in reaction to an apparent ‘honour killing’ of two teenaged girls in India.  
November 2, 2015
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Red Meat by Kate Whiteside

‘Red Meat’, by Kate Whiteside, was first published in MIR11, Kate also has a story in MIR12.
August 20, 2015

The Authenticity of Ash Creek

A short story by James Mitchell, first published in MIR11.
August 20, 2015

Olivia in 4 Parts

A short story by Jacquelyn Shreeves-Lee, first published in MIR11.
August 20, 2015

People Watching

A short story by Julia Gray, which was first published in MIR11.
August 20, 2015

Our First Lesbians

A short story by Rebecca Rouillard, first published in MIR11. Rebecca’s story ‘The Window’ is featured in MIR12.
August 20, 2015

Switzerland

A short story by Dave Wakely, first published in MIR11. Dave’s stories have appeared in MIR10, MIR11 and MIR12.
February 2, 2015

The Longest Fight: Excerpt

An excerpt from Emily Bullock’s debut novel The Longest Fight, an exploration of love and family loyalty set in the gritty, ambitious world of boxing in 1950s London.
December 9, 2014
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Paul McVeigh Comes to Hubbub

Hubbub will take place at The Harrison on February 29th and we are delighted to be joined by Paul McVeigh and Toby Litt. This will be the final Hubbub before we change over to MIRLive!
November 17, 2014

Burnt Oak

A new short story by Frances Gow about family, loss and pyromania.  
October 27, 2014

Cathy Galvin Poetry

Two poems by Cathy Galvin including the title poem from her collection Black and Blue: A Sequence of Sonnets, published by Melos Press last month.
May 12, 2014

Tamar Yoseloff Poetry

Three poems by Tamar Yoseloff including new work commissioned for the recent Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy.
January 27, 2014

Aoife Mannix Poetry

Two poems from Aoife Mannix’s latest collection, Cocktails from the Ceiling, published by The Tall Lighthouse.
January 12, 2014

Tsunami: Nature and Culture

An excerpt from Richard Hamblyn’s new book: ‘From the legend of Atlantis to the violent tsunamis of the present day, this book casts new light on one of the world’s most spectacular and destructive natural phenomena.’