TSLR4 Launches Today & New Digital Versions of TSLR & CONCRETE

We are happy to announce that our fourth issue of The Shanghai Literary Review has launched today. TSLR4, which contains original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation, book reviews, interviews, and art, features work and interviews by Chang-rae Lee, Vi Khi Nao, Lux Chen, Anthony Tao, Sonia Leung, Judith Dancoff, and Emily Williams. Books reviewed in this issue include Expulsion of the Other, Go Home!, Curating Revolution, Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers, and Invisible Planets: 13 Visions of the Future from China.

Please view the full list of contributors here, and visit our online store to purchase a limited edition print copy or digital instant download.

2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

The Shanghai Literary Review is proud to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations for 2018: 



I Am Writing About A Hole, by Sheung King

in which we open the box marked home to find eternity inside, by Xiao Yue Shan

The Bureaucrats’ Daughters, by Lynn Zhao

Nashville, by Francis C. Macansantos


Born Under the Influence, by Andrena Zawinski


Pom Pom, by Xu Xiaobin, Translated into English by Nicky Harman

Congratulations and best of luck to our nominees - thank you again for sharing your work with TSLR. We look forward to publishing in 2019 and to keep pushing forward and representing the amazing work our contributors are doing around the world. 

2018 Best of the Net Nominations

It is after much deliberation and debate that TSLR is delighted to announce our nominees for 2018’s Best of the Net anthology, by Sundress Publications. Those eligible were first published online here between the summers of 2017 and 2018. Congratulations to the nominees, and best of luck in the competition.


Kale Chips, by Albert Choi

Memory Palace, by Karen Kao


Tachikawa Dismantled, by Brenda Yates

A Hymn to Shanghai, by Nancy Huang

On Defamations of Millennial Love in the Metropolis, by Karen An-hwei Lee

Open Parenthesis, by Alina Gregorian

Hometown of Lu Xun 1972, by KB Ballentine

Chance, by Sherry Luo


Two, by C. Allen Harrison

Choy Sum, by Max Berwald

Issue Three Has Launched

Thank you all for coming out to the launch party for Issue Three. We couldn't be happier with the reception, and the warm crowds that showed up to celebrate with games, drinks, card readings, and live music. 

See below to view a few photos from our launch, and visit our Facebook page to see them all. All photos by Nicole Chan.