The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Birkbeck, University of London’s annual literary anthology, is now inviting submissions for Issue 16 from writers across the UK.

The Mechanics’ promotes inclusivity, diversity and opportunity while publishing new work of the highest possible quality. It is available in print and ebook format. From Issue 16, they are widening their content to include non-fiction and poetry, while remaining steadfastly committed to championing the short story as an art form.

This year The Mechanics’ is asking for your responses to the word climate. Are we living in a climate of fear? Is the climate changing? What does it mean to have a climate? You’re welcome to interpret climate as directly or indirectly as you wish.

They are looking for unpublished work from both new and established authors. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday 15 February 2019.

For full details and to submit, please visit the Mechanics’ Institute Review’s website.