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.

Concrete Has Launched

On May 31, 2018, TSLR launched Concrete, our special edition of essays and photography about Chinese cities. What a great night, with a great turnout, featuring great live stories curated by Unravel.

Please enjoy a recap video produced by Nicole Chan, wechat id: nicolattes

Concrete is now available in the TSLR Store.