Call for Submissions: CONCRETE

The Shanghai Literary Review is excited to announce a special edition publication, CONCRETE, a collection of essays and photography about cities in China. We are now accepting submissions until the end of August. 

CONCRETE will be published in early 2018, between the publication of TSLR regular issues 2 & 3. 

We are looking for personal essays and narrative nonfiction (2,000-8,000 words) that capture different facets of various Chinese cities. Each piece should be about one Chinese city, and may focus on people, buildings, histories, stories, etc. [We will likely not publish pieces about teaching English.]  

We are also seeking photography and photo essays

To submit, please visit our Submittable page. We only accept submissions via Submittable. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing your great work.