The Mechanics' Institute Review Call For Submissions

Submissions for Issue 14 of The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s annual short-story anthology, are now closed.

MIR is a literary print and ebook publication that aims to champion the short story as an art form, promoting diversity and opportunity for all while publishing new work of the highest possible standard. With Issue 14, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, MIR is going national, widening its reach to find and develop talent from throughout the country. We look for unpublished short stories of up to 6,000 words from both new and established authors.

Details of how to submit to next year’s issue, MIR15, will be announced in due course.

If you have any queries, please email