Tin House

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Tin House
FounderWin McCormack
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBrooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon
DistributionW. W. Norton
Publication typesMagazines, Books
Official websitewww.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]

In December 2018 Tin House announced that they were shuttering their literary magazine after 20 years to focus on their book releases and workshops.[4]

Tin House magazine[edit]

Tin House
Tin House (magazine) volume 9 number 1 cover.jpg
Editor-in-chiefWin McCormack
CategoriesLiterary magazine
First issue 1999 (1999-month)
CountryUnited States
Based inBrooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon

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 It is also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers to feature as "New Voices".[5]

Tin House has been 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,[6] and in 2006, "Window" by Deborah Eisenberg was a "juror favorite" in The O. Henry Prize Stories.[7]

The magazine will be closed after the release of its June 2019 20th anniversary issue.[8]


  • 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: Jakob Vala
  • Paris Editor: Heather Hartley
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  • Copy Editors: Meg Storey and Jess Kibler

Writers whose work has appeared in Tin House[edit]

Tin House Books[edit]


  • 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: Jakob Vala
  • Designer: Jeremy Cruz

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. ^ Baer, April. "Tin House Publishing To End Print Magazine In 2019". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ Cotts, Cynthia. "Tin Meisters." The Village Voice.
  6. ^ Moore, Lorrie (ed.), The Best American Short Stories 2004, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  7. ^ Furman, Laura. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006. Anchor: May 2006.
  8. ^ "On the Closing of Tin House Magazine". December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  9. ^ See also List of short stories by Alice Munro
  10. ^ https://tinhouse.com/product/the-coyote/
  11. ^ Tin House Catalog

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