March 8, 2021

H20 by Farrah Akbik

Short Fiction: My father left Damascus like a lover creeping from his mistress’ bed in the dark of night.
March 5, 2021

Review: Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Review: ...Wynne has the well-deserved confidence of her publisher which likens her work to that of Margaret Atwood, Naomi Alderman and Madeleine Miller...
March 1, 2021

Blog: Meet Our New Creative Non-fiction Editor

Blog: Creative nonfiction demands a balance between factual information and literary technique.
February 26, 2021

Author Not Present: The Entertainer

Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the sixth episode, Louise, Christina, and Peter discuss ‘The Entertainer’. Listen to find out what they liked and what they thought could be improved as they deal with structure […]
February 25, 2021

Blog: Landing Smiles (Pt. 3)

Continuing her series, Lizzie Hubbard writes about studying a creative writing degree remotely during a pandemic.
February 24, 2021

Review: Light by C.M. Taylor

Jude Whiley-Morton reviews Light by C.M.Taylor
February 22, 2021

We Are Johnny Pulp by Liam Konemann

Short Fiction: Johnny Pulp used to be a girl. It’s not his favourite thing about himself, but that’s the deal.
February 19, 2021

Review: Living with Annie by Simon Christmas

If some people were biological machines operated by a fungus that had infiltrated their nervous systems—looking, behaving, and to an observer’s eye displaying emotions like any sentient human being—how would anyone know? This concept of ‘Cartesian scepticism’ is central to the story of Living with Annie, the first novel written […]
February 15, 2021

The Opposite of Attraction by Lucy Yates

Short Fiction: This morning I imagined breaking up with Alice.
February 11, 2021

Interview: Nydia Hetherington

Alexia Sereti interviews author of 'A Girl Made of Air' Nydia Hetherington
February 8, 2021

far away fields by Alex Reece Abbott

Short Fiction: ...we had appendicitis flapjack (my cousin Mary), banana bread broken leg (me), lung cancer linguine (Aunty Joan), heart attack hummus (Grandma Phyllis)...
February 3, 2021

Bethena (plus one more) by Hannah Lowe

Poetry: ... She’d play Scott Joplin’s waltz, ‘Bethena’, its title like her name, so I thought the song was hers ...
February 1, 2021

The Joy of Cooking by Emma Henderson

Short Fiction: ...we had appendicitis flapjack (my cousin Mary), banana bread broken leg (me), lung cancer linguine (Aunty Joan), heart attack hummus (Grandma Phyllis)...
January 28, 2021

Interview: Marina Benjamin

Alice-Louise MacGillivray interviews writer and editor Marina Benjamin.
January 25, 2021

Escape the Room by Sophie Powell

Short Fiction: If someone broke into your house now, how would you get out?
January 22, 2021

Podcast: Alice Haworth-Booth and Kate Ellis

In the fourteenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks with the winner of the Bricklane Bookshop short story prize, 2020 Alice Haworth-Booth, and the head of the prize, Kate Ellis. They discuss writing climate change and what it takes to run a big prize.     Show Notes: Bricklane Bookshop […]
January 18, 2021

No Man at All by Naomi Elster

Short Fiction: Whoever named this town Prosper had a sense of humour, and no one was laughing anymore...
January 15, 2021

‘We Are Condemned to Sense: Hapticality, Phenomenology, Recovery’ – excerpt. by Azad Ashim Sharma

Creative Non-fiction: I swim against the current of bodies, against the grain of the crowd, swaying as one corpus in a rhythmic harmony of bass.
January 14, 2021

Interview: Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton’s debut novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle met with great success, winning the Best First Novel prize in the 2018 Costa book awards and topping bestseller lists.
January 13, 2021

Boiled Egg (plus two more) by Anisha Jackson

Poetry: “Boiled eggs taste better at sea,” she claimed. We dedicated our morning to untangling rods and replacing hooks.