Mekong Review is a quarterly literary journal publishing fiction, essays, reviews and poetry from and about Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

Mekong Review was launched at the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival in Cambodia in November 2015. Our ambition was to publish a magazine that would bring the region’s literary and intellectual life to a broader audience. Today it’s available in bookshops and cafes in major cities in mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. 

Mekong Review is an independent publication with no political, institutional or commercial affiliations. We exist solely on the proceeds of sales and subscriptions from readers. By being here, reading us, and subscribing to us, you are supporting us, so we thank you.


What people said about us:

“Mekong Review is a welcome arrival, not least for its willingness to engage with, and sometimes interrogate, a diverse mix of writers, artists, thinkers and politicians who are interested in the region.” – Patrick Allington

“The publishing event of the year.” – Alexander Hinton

“The best review in Southeast Asia.” – Gregory Stanton

“A polished quarterly journal.” – Financial Times