Tin House

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Tin House
Founded 1998
Founder Win McCormack
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon
Distribution W. W. Norton
Publication types Magazines, Books
Official website www.tinhouse.com
Tin House Headquarters

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Tin House magazine[edit]

Tin House
Tin House (magazine) volume 9 number 1 cover.jpg
Editor-in-chief Win McCormack
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Quarterly
First issue  1999 (1999-month)
Country United States
Based in Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon
Language English
Website www.tinhouse.com/magazine/
ISSN 1541-521X

Tin House publishes 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 It is also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers to feature as "New Voices."[4]

Tin House is consistently 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,[5] and in 2006, "Window" by Deborah Eisenberg was a "juror favorite" in The O. Henry Prize Stories.[6]


  • Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Win McCormack
  • Editor: Rob Spillman
  • Managing Editor: Cheston Knapp
  • Executive Editor: Michelle Wildgen
  • Poetry Editor: Camille Dungy
  • Associate Editor: Emma Komlos-Hrobsky
  • Editorial Assistant: Thomas Ross
  • Workshop Director: Lance Cleland
  • Art Director: Diane Chonette
  • Designer: Jakob Vala
  • Deputy Publisher: Holly Macarthur
  • Paris Editor: Heather Hartley
  • Editor-at-Large: Elissa Schappell[7]

Writers whose work has appeared in Tin House[edit]

Tin House Books[edit]


  • Editor: Tony Perez
  • Editor: Masie Cochran
  • Associate Editor: Emma Komlos-Hrobsky
  • Director of Marketing & Rights: Nanci McCloskey
  • Director of Publicity: Sabrina Wise
  • Publicity and Marketing Assistant: Priscilla Wu
  • Art Director: Diane Chonette
  • Designer: Jakob Vala
  • Editorial Advisor: Rob Spillman[7]

Books published[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 50 Literary Magazine". EWR. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ McGrath, Charles. "Does the Paris Review Get a Second Act?" New York Times, February 6, 2005.
  3. ^ Greenfield, Beth. "Where Words Go to Work and Play". New York Times, May 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Cotts, Cynthia. "Tin Meisters." The Village Voice.
  5. ^ Moore, Lorrie (ed.), The Best American Short Stories 2004, Houghton Mifflin, 2004 https://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Short-Stories-2004/dp/0618197354
  6. ^ Furman, Laura. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006. Anchor: May 2006.
  7. ^ a b Staff, Tin House. Archived 2012-01-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ See also List of short stories by Alice Munro
  9. ^ Tin House Catalog

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