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Tin House

Tin House is an American literary magazine and book publisher based in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. Portland publisher Win McCormack conceived the idea for Tin House magazine in the summer of 1998. He enlisted Holly MacArthur as managing editor and developed the magazine with the help of two experienced New York editors, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell.

In 2005, Tin House expanded into a book division, Tin House Books. They also run a by-admission-only summer writers' workshop held at Reed College.

In December 2018 Tin House announced that they were shuttering their literary magazine after 20 years to focus on their book releases and workshops.

Tin House published fiction, essays, and poetry, as well as interviews with important literary figures, a "Lost and Found" section dedicated to exceptional and generally overlooked books, "Readable Feast" food writing features, and "Literary Pilgrimages", about visits to the homes of writing greats. It was also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers to feature as "New Voices".

Tin House was honored by major American literary awards and anthologies, particularly for its fiction. A story from the Summer 2003 issue, "Breasts" by Stuart Dybek, was featured in The Best American Short Stories for 2004, and in 2006, "Window" by Deborah Eisenberg was a "juror favorite" in The O. Henry Prize Stories.

The magazine was closed after the release of its June 2019 20th anniversary issue.

Staff

  • Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Win McCormack
  • Editor: Rob Spillman
  • Art Director: Diane Chonette
  • Deputy Publisher: Holly Macarthur
  • Managing Editor: Cheston Knapp
  • Executive Editor: Michelle Wildgen
  • Senior Editor: Emma Komlos-Hrobsky
  • Editor-at-Large: Elissa Schappell
  • Associate Editor: Thomas Ross
  • Poetry Editor: Camille T. Dungy
  • Senior Designer: [http://www.jakobvala.com Jakob Vala]
  • Paris Editor: Heather Hartley
  • Copy Editors: Meg Storey and Jess Kibler

    Writers whose work has appeared in Tin House

  • Chris Adrian
  • Sherman Alexie
  • Dorothy Allison
  • Steve Almond
  • Yehuda Amichai
  • Jodi Angel
  • Rebecca Aronson
  • Tom Barbash
  • Charles Baxter
  • Aimee Bender
  • Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
  • Lucy Corin

  • Ariel Dorfman
  • Stuart Dybek
  • Deborah Eisenberg
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  • Richard Ford
  • William Gay
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Ann Hood
  • Bret Anthony Johnston
  • Miranda July
  • Yasunari Kawabata
  • James Kelman

  • Stephen King
  • Phil Klay
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • Kelly Le Fave
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • Kelly Link
  • Patricia Lockwood
  • Rick Moody
  • Alice Munro
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Sharon Olds

  • Dawn Powell
  • Sreyash Sarkar
  • Peter Rock
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Karen Russell
  • Edward W. Said
  • James Salter
  • John Sanford
  • Charles Simic
  • Donna Tartt
  • Quincy Troupe
  • Danielle Trussoni
  • David Foster Wallace

    Tin House Books

    Staff

  • Senior Editor: Masie Cochran
  • Senior Editor: Tony Perez
  • Assistant Editor: Elizabeth DeMeo
  • Director of Marketing & Rights: Nanci McCloskey
  • Director of Publicity: Molly Templeton
  • Publicity and Marketing Assistant: Yashwina Canter
  • Art Director: Diane Chonette
  • Senior Designer: [http://www.jakobvala.com Jakob Vala]
  • Designer: Jeremy Cruz

    Books published



  • Best of Tin House (2006).
  • Do Me: Tales of Sex and Love from Tin House (2007).
  • Food and Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast (2006).
  • The World Within (2007).
  • Arnold-Ratliff, Katie. Bright Before Us (2011).
  • Becker, Geoffrey. Hot Springs (2010).
  • Beha, Christopher. What Happened to Sophie Wilder (2012). 978-1935639312
  • Bogan, Louis trans. and ed. The Journal of Jules Renard (2008).
  • Boren, Karen Lee. Girls in Peril (2006).
  • Braver, Adam. "November 22, 1963" (2008).
  • Corin, Lucy. The Entire Predicament (2007).
  • DeVoto, Bernard. The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto (2010).
  • Erens, Pamela. The Virgins (2013).
  • Fasenfest, Harriet. A Householder's Guide to the Universe (2010).
  • Freed, Dolly. Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money (2010).
  • Fuller, Claire. Our Endless Numbered Days (2015).
  • Goldfaden, Josh. Human Resources (2006).
  • Grimes, Tom. Mentor: A Memoir (2010).
  • Hallman, J.C. ed. The Story About the Story: Great Writers Explore Great Literature (2009).
  • Harvey, Matthea, illustrated by Zechel, Elizabeth. The Little General and The Giant Snowflake (2009).
  • Heyns, Michiel, introduction by A.L. Kennedy. "The Children's Day" (2009).
  • Hirvonen, Elina. "When I Forgot" (2009).
  • Hunt, Samantha. "The Seas" (2018).
  • Krusoe, Jim. "Erased." (2009)
  • Krusoe, Jim. Girl Factory (2008).
  • Lawrence, Sarahlee. River House (2007).
  • Lemon, Alex. Mosquito (2006).
  • Matheson, Michele. Saving Angelfish (2006).
  • McCormack, Win. You Don't Know Me: A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values (2008).
  • Michaels, Sean. Us Conductors (2014).
  • Montgomery, Lee and Tony Perez, eds. "The Writer's Notebook" (2009).
  • Morris, Keith Lee. Call It What You Want (2010).
  • Morris, Keith Lee. The Dart League King (2008).
  • Nevai, Lucia. Salvation (2008).
  • Otis, Mary. Yes, Yes Cherries (2007)
  • Parker, Jeff, Mikhail Iossel, eds. Francine Prose, intro. "Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia" (2009).
  • Parker, Jeff. Ovenman (2007).
  • Pashley, Jennifer. The Scamp (2015).
  • Pico, Tommy. Nature Poem (2017).
  • Shaughnessy, Brenda and C. J. Evans, eds. "Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House" (2008).
  • Smith, Robert Paul, illustrated by Smith, Elinor Goulding. How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself (2010).
  • Smith, Zak. Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow (2006).
  • Smith, Zak. "We Did Porn" (2009).
  • Sparling, Scott. Wire to Wire (2011).
  • Specktor, Matthew. American Dream Machine (2012). 978-1935639442
  • Taylor, Kimball. The Coyote's Bicycle (2016).
  • van Niekerk, Marlene. Agaat (2010).
  • Vanasco, Jeanie. The Glass Eye (2017).
  • Watson, Jan Elizabeth. "Asta in the Wings" (2009).