The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Birkbeck, University of London’s annual short-story anthology, is now inviting submissions for Issue 15 from writers across the UK.

The Mechanics’ is a critically acclaimed literary print and ebook publication that champions the short story as an art form, promoting diversity, inclusivity and opportunity while publishing new work of the highest possible standard. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, The Mechanics’ has gone national, widening its reach to find and develop talent from throughout the country.

They are looking for unpublished short stories of up to 6,000 words from both new and established authors.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday 9 February 2018.

For full details and to submit, please visit the website