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Tin House is an American literary magazine and book publisher based in Portland, Oregon and New York City. The Tin House magazine 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 Holly MacArthur as managing editor, along with the help of two experienced New York editors, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell.

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.


Tin House magazine

Tin House publishes both fiction and poetry, 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 It is also distinguished from many other notable literary magazines by actively seeking work from previously unpublished writers for its "New Voices" section.

A story from the Summer 2003 issue, "Breasts" by Stuart Dybek, was featured in The Best American Short Stories for 2004, and in 2006, "Window" by Deborah Eisenberg was a "juror favorite" in The O. Henry Prize Stories.


  • Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Win McCormack
  • Editor: Rob Spillman
  • Art Director: Janet Parker
  • Managing Editor: Cheston Knapp
  • Executive Editor: Lee Montgomery
  • Poetry Editor: Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Senior Editor: Michelle Wildgen
  • Editorial Assistant: Lance Cleland
  • Designer: Diane Chonette
  • Associate Poetry Editor: Matthew Dickman
  • Paris Editor: Heather Hartley
  • Editor at Large: Elissa Schappell
  • Deputy Publisher: Holly Macarthur

Writers whose work has appeared in Tin House

Tin House Books


  • Lee Montgomery: Editorial Director
  • Meg Storey: Associate Editor
  • Tony Perez: Associate Editor
  • Deborah Jayne: Director of Publicity

Books published

See also

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