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*We're hosted an online Open (Tin) House: A Q&A with TH Workshop on Friday, January 13th, 3:00 PM PST, where applicants can ask us questions about our own admission process. View the recording


Please note that you are applying to the 2023 Summer Workshop. You can apply as a general applicant and for our scholarships through this single application.

For detailed descriptions of our 2023 specialized scholarships, please visit: https://tinhouse.com/workshop/summer-workshop/

Instructions for Application:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your manuscript.

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

Nonfiction: One essay/excerpt 4,000 words or less. The excerpt should be from the project you plan to workshop from.  Double-spaced, 12pt font.

Novel: One excerpt, 4,000 words or less (excerpted from the novel you plan on workshopping). Double-spaced, 12pt font.

Poetry: Four poems totaling no more than ten pages.

Please note the following:

  • If you have previously attended a Tin House workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different excerpts from the same project are acceptable).
  • 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 complete story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to workshop a different manuscript/section.
  • All scholarship applicants will also be considered for general admission.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age by the time of the workshop.


Fee Waivers

Tin House offers a limited number of application fee waivers. We will distribute 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 another writer,

Please email workshop@tinhouse.com with the subject line "Summer Application Waiver" to inquire.

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