Tin House is currently accepting submissions until September 30, 2016. If you submitted work during our last open reading period but have not heard from us, thank you for your patience! We will respond as soon as possible. If you have new work you'd like to submit instead, please withdraw your older submission first.

We are currently accepting submissions for our two upcoming themes: 

Spring 2017: REHAB

Fall 2017: TRUE CRIME

As always, we are looking for any and every angle on those themes. Our summer and winter issues are not themed. 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.

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. [Currently it is much longer. Please bear with us.] 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Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication.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, brief publication history (if applicable), 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.

Send up to five poems in a single file.

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.