MIR15 is out in the world! Buy your copy here! We had a great time at the launch and hope you did too.

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September 26, 2018
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MIR15 Launch Party Photos

MIR15 is out in the world! Buy your copy here! We had a great time at the launch and hope you did too.
August 6, 2018
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The Gardener by Andrew Dicker

Short Fiction by Andrew Dicker
July 30, 2018
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Coming to Town by Alex Clark

Short Fiction by Alex Clark Coming to Town was shortlisted for The Mechanics’ Institute Review Issue 15
July 23, 2018
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Kestrels and Crows by Tim Cooke

Flash Fiction by Tim Cooke. Kestrels and Crows was shortlisted for The Mechanics’ Institute Review Issue 15
October 8, 2017
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Jenn Ashworth talks to Lauren Miller

With the launch of MIR 14 featured author Jenn Ashworth talks to Lauren Miller about the potential of the short story and promoting diversity in publishing.
September 12, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #7: Being Edited

On Being Edited, by Kev Pick
September 4, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #6: Being Edited

Refining the Story, by Reshma Ruia
September 4, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #5: Copy-editing

A final plane and polish, by Sue Tyley
June 25, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #4: Editing

The Edit – things are shaping up, by Sarah Alexander
May 30, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #3: Final List

Final Selection – Championing the Story, by Rebecca Rouillard
April 4, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #2: Longlisting

To the Longlist – a whittling challenge, by Tamara Pollock
March 15, 2017
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The Mechanics of MIR14 – #1: Sifting

Things that made me say “yes” – or “no”, by SJ Bradley
March 13, 2017
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Waterstones, Piccadilly Circus by Shaniqua Harris

Short Fiction by Shaniqua Harris
March 6, 2017
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Weekend in the Cairngorms by Odette Brady

Short Fiction by Odette Brady
February 20, 2017
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Saturday’s Soup by S.A. Edward

Short Fiction by S.A. Edward
January 11, 2017
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Creative Writing by Maggie Womersley

Short fiction by Maggie Womersley. This story was originally published in The Mechanics’ Institute Review: Issue 10. The Mechanics’ Institute Review is an annual collection of fiction now open for submissions to all UK authors. While submissions are open, we will be posting some of favourite work from past collections. Creative Writing was selected by […]
January 4, 2017
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Stag by Louise Lee

An extract from  In The Name Of Love by Louise Lee. This extract was originally published in The Mechanics’ Institute Review: Issue 12. The Mechanics’ Institute Review is an annual collection of fiction now open for submissions to all UK authors. While submissions are open, we will be posting some of favourite […]
December 1, 2016
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MIR14 Call For Submissions

October 9, 2016
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Sowing Seeds by Melanie Jones

A short story by Melanie Jones first published in MIR11
October 3, 2016
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Pretty in Pink: MIR13 Launch Party

On Tuesday we celebrated the launch of our thirteenth anthology in the Keynes Library at Birkbeck.