Accepting Submissions for Online & Vol. 1

The Shanghai Literary Review is currently reading submissions for online and Volume 1 of our print issue.

If you're writing or making art from or about Asia on topics related (but not limited!) to urbanism, globalism, identity, or transnationalism, please consider submitting. Selected works will be published online and/or in print and be automatically entered into our annual end-of-year contest where cash prizes will be awarded in each genre.

We are looking for: 

  • Fiction - less than 5,000 words

  • Poetry - 2 poems submission limit per person

  • Non-Fiction & Essay - less than 5,000 words

  • Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction - less than 500 words

  • Visual Art - photography, video, photo essay, collage, painting, sketch, etc.

  • Translation - translation into English of any poetry, essay or short fiction from Asia, or vice versa, along with the original

  • Book Review - pitch book review ideas to us, on fiction or non-fiction from or about Asia 

Submissions are due by the end of February, 2017. 

To submit online, please go to our online submissions manager.

Or, send us an email with an attachment - put the category of your submission in the name of your document (e.g., FICTION-thebeststory.doc), and in your email, please write the category of your submission in the subject line (e.g., FICTION or NON-FICTION).

Send all email submissions to