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Tin House

About Tin House: A highly acclaimed quarterly literary journal based in Portland, Oregon, and New York City, and distributed throughout North America.

Contact Information:

PO Box 10500

Portland, OR  97210

Phone: (503) 219-0622

Email: mag_info@tinhouse[do]com

Web: www.tinhouse.com

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous Submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Payment: yes Contests: no Founded: 1998 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: PGW Copy Price: $12.95 Subscription (Ind): $29.90

Publisher’s Description: Tin House is a literary magazine based in Portland, Oregon and New York City. The journal was conceived in the summer of 1998 by Portland publisher Win McCormack. He envisioned a journal that would be graphically appealing and free of the stale substance found in many contemporary journals. With this in mind, he enlisted the help of two experienced New York editors, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, which resulted in a magazine that contains the energies of both coasts.

Rather than simply being dedicated to either fiction or poetry, Tin House excels in both, and it also publishes interviews with important literary figures, a "Lost and Found" section dedicated to exceptional public domain and generally overlooked material, and drink recipes. It is also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers for its "New Voices" section.

Recent issues:

Volume 16 Number 1: In this issue we turn to our favorite storytellers and poets, hoping to arrest time long enough for them to show us what life is like in our contemporary tribes. There are Julia Elliott’s cavemen and cavewomen wannabes in her story “Caveman Diet” and Alice Sola Kim’s teenage Korean American adoptees trying to find their place in the suburban jungles of “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying.” In Alexander Chee’s story, “The Insincere House,” there are conflicting tribal allegiances—familial, geographic, and sexual. Roxane Gay looks at the complicated way her Haitian American family handles the consumption of food from both countries.

Volume 15 Number 4: This “Summer Reading” features new fiction by Adam Johnson and Joan Silber, poetry by Nick Flynn and Meg Freitag, non-fiction by Wayne Koestenbaum, an interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, and much more!

Volume 15 Number 3: What is memory? How does it work? Reliable, unreliable, manipulated, historical, contradictory—from pure speculation to hard cognitive science, this issue brings you fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and memoirs from Stephen King, Cheryl Strayed, Colum McCann, Rachel Kushner, Dana Spiotta, Joy Williams, Diane Williams, C.K. Williams, Maggie Nelson, Phillip Lopate, Kevin Barry, Dale Peck, Lacy M. Johnson, and more, as well a full-color excerpt of Allen Crawford’s Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself.


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