Tin House Theme Issues
Tin House accepts submissions September 1 through May 31, and, 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 have provided 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 three months, however, in some cases this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within ninety days, we will be happy to respond to your e-mail 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Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication. Our reading period is September 1-May 31; submissions received after this date will not be read.
Cover letters should include a word count and indicate whether the submission is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Size limit: 10,000
Please ensure that the author’s name appears on every page. Please number each page of your manuscript, starting with the title page. Please also number the last page and indicate by writing “End” that it is the final page.