Please note that you are applying as a General Applicant.

Instructions:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your manuscript:

  • All manuscripts should be double-spaced and 12 pt. font.
  • 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the novel you plan on workshopping).

Please note:

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House Workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend three workshops (this does not include Tin House Craft Intensives or virtual workshops).
  • Participants must be 18 years old by the start of the workshop.

Tin House is offering a limited number of application fee waivers this year for those whose income or employment has been affected by COVID-19. We will be distributing these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

As an applicant, you will also have the ability to Pay It Forward to help cover the cost of the application fee for someone whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID 19.

Please email india@tinhouse.com for details.

Please note that you are applying as a 2021 YA Fiction Workshop Scholar. You will be able to apply for our general scholarship as well as any other scholarship that applies to you through this single application.

For detailed descriptions of specialized scholarships, please visit: https://tinhouse.com/workshop/ya-workshops/

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to use with work that is out for submission.
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend our workshops three times. Online Workshops do not count.
  • All scholarship applicants will also be considered for general admission (meaning you do not need to submit a general application as well).
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the time of the workshop.

Payment plans are available for both the application and workshop fees. Please email india@tinhouse.com for inquiries.

Instructions for Scholarship Application:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your scholarship letter and manuscript as one document:

  • Scholarship Letter: 500-1,500 word essay describing what you are currently working on, how you hope an experience at our conference will benefit your writing and any other personal information you feel like we should know about you. Think of this as nothing more than an introduction to who you are and where you are coming from as a writer.
  • All manuscripts (with the exception of poetry) should be double-spaced and 12 pt. font.
  • 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the novel you plan on workshopping.


Tin House is offering a limited number of application fee waivers this year for those whose income or employment has been affected by COVID-19. We will be distributing these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As an applicant, you will also have the ability to Pay It Forward to help cover the cost of the application fee for someone whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID 19.

Please email india@tinhouse.com for details.

Please note that you are applying as a General Winter Applicant.

Instructions:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your manuscript:

All manuscripts (with the exception of poetry) should be double-spaced and 12 pt. font.

  • Short Fiction: One story, 4,000 words or less.
  • Novel: 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the novel you plan on workshopping).
  • Poetry: Four poems, totaling no more than ten pages.
  • Nonfiction: One Essay, 4,000 words or less OR 1-2 page memoir synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the memoir you plan on workshopping).

Please note:

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend three workshops (this does not include Tin House Craft Intensives or virtual workshops).
  • Participants must be 18 years old by the start of the workshop.


Tin House is offering a limited number of application fee waivers this year for those whose income or employment has been affected by COVID-19. We will be distributing these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As an applicant, you will also have the ability to Pay It Forward to help cover the cost of the application fee for someone whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID 19.

Please email india@tinhouse.com for details.


Please note that you are applying as a 2021 Winter Workshop Scholar. You will be able to apply for our general scholarship as well as any other scholarship that applies to you through this single application.

For detailed descriptions of specialized scholarships, please visit: https://tinhouse.com/winter-workshops/

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to use with work that is out for submission.
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend our workshops (including Winter) three times. Online Workshops do not count.
  • All scholarship applicants will also be considered for general admission (meaning you do not need to submit a general application as well).
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the time of the workshop.

SF/NF/Novel/Poetry Instructions:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your scholarship letter and manuscript as one document:

Scholarship Letter:  An essay, 1500 words or less, describing what you are currently working on, how you hope an experience at our conference will benefit your writing and any other personal information you feel like we should know about you. Think of this as an introduction to who you are and where you are coming from as a writer.

Short Fiction: One story, 4,000 words or less. Double-spaced, 12pt font.

Nonfiction: One essay, 4,000 words or less OR 1-2 page memoir synopsis + 4,000 words or less (excerpted from a memoir). Double-spaced, 12pt font.

Novel: 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (excerpted from a novel). Double-spaced, 12pt font.

Poetry: Four poems, totaling no more than ten pages.

Tin House is offering a limited number of application fee waivers this year for those whose income or employment has been affected by COVID-19. We will be distributing these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As an applicant, you will also have the ability to Pay It Forward to help cover the cost of the application fee for someone whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID 19.

Please email india@tinhouse.com for details.

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