Tin House

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Tin House is not currently accepting submissions. Thank you for submitting during our last open period—we look forward to reading your work and will try to reply in as timely a manner as possible! We'll reopen for submissions in Summer 2016.

Theme Issues


Keep an eye on this space for upcoming announcements about the Spring 2016 theme and submission window!

As always, our summer and winter issues are not themed (see below for the proverbial exception to the rule). We consider each submission for all upcoming issues regardless of theme, however, please feel free to make a note in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for a particular theme. We provide suggested deadlines for each theme issue, but please be aware that these fill up fast, so get your theme-issue submissions in as soon as possible. Check back for future theme announcements.

Tin House Writers' Guidelines:

Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time. Multiple submissions will not be read. We will do our best to respond within six months, however, in some cases this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within six months, we will be happy to respond to status inquiries. We do ask that you please wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration.

Tin House does accept simultaneous submissions. In the event that the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please do us the courtesy of informing us promptly.

Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication. 

Submissions received outside our reading period will not be read.

Cover letters should include a word count and indicate whether the submission is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.