Tin House expands the boundaries of what great literature can do.

Publisher of award-winning books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original. We are proud to publish and promote writers who speak to a wide range of experience, and lend context and nuance to their examination of our world.

HISTORY

The first issue of Tin House magazine arrived in the spring of 1999, the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine. During its 20-year print run, the magazine established Tin House as a vital and vibrant part of the American literary landscape, a showcase for not only established, prize-winning authors, but undiscovered writers as well.

In 2002, Tin House ventured into the world of book publishing, first as an imprint with Bloomsbury, and in 2005, an independent press in Portland, Oregon. 2003 saw the launch of the Tin House Summer Workshop, where some of Tin House’s most esteemed and exciting colleagues gather together with ambitious and talented up-and-coming writers for a week of workshops, seminars, and readings on the beautiful campus of Reed College in Portland. In 2013, the workshops expanded to the intimate, genre-specific Winter Workshops at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon, and in 2015, Tin House began offering Craft Intensive seminars.

Today, Tin House publishes two dozen books a year, and our authors have garnered attention from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Tin House books have made the New York Times’ and other National Bestseller Lists, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, been longlisted and among the finalists for the National Book Award, and more. Our workshops and seminars continue to attract high-caliber writers as both teachers and students, and in 2019, we were thrilled to announce a series of Portland-based residencies, each designed to offer greater time, space, and financial flexibility to authors. We were also delighted to announce our partnership with David Naimon, whose “Between the Covers” podcast is now available on our website. Naimon’s long-form in-depth interviews have been singled out by the Guardian, Book Riot, the Financial Times, and BuzzFeed as one of the most notable book podcasts for writers and readers around. Each episode is a conversation of which we at Tin House are honored to be a part.

Whether through our books, workshops, seminars, residencies, or podcast, Tin House’s doors will always be open to great writing, and to those who love it.

 

Staff

Win McCormack (he/him) is the owner of Tin House. He has been in the magazine and book publishing business since 1976. He published Oregon Magazine from 1976 to 1988, and has also been involved in publishing Oregon Business, Oregon Home, Travel Oregon, Military History Quarterly, and Art and Auction magazines, and was involved in the start-up of Mother Jones. He is editor of the books Profiles of Oregon, Great Moments in Oregon History, and The Rajneesh Chronicles, and won a William Allen White award for his investigative coverage of the Rajneesh cult from 1982-1986. He writes on politics and wrote the article “Deconstructing the Election: Foucault, Derrida and GOP strategy,” about the presidential election debacle in Florida in 2000, for the Nation. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon.

Craig Popelars (he/him) is the Publisher of Tin House. Craig formerly was associate publisher of Algonquin Books, where he worked for twenty-five years. During his time at Algonquin, Craig helped launch and promote many bestselling and critically acclaimed works from authors including Larry Brown, Amy Stewart, Tayari Jones, Julia Alvarez, Lee Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sara Gruen, and Richard Louv.

Holly MacArthur (she/her) was a founding editor and deputy publisher of Tin House. She was formerly senior editor of EcoTraveler magazine and of TravelAge. She has written for various magazines and newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and the Rocky Mountain News.

Nanci McCloskey (she/her) is the Associate Publisher and Director of Marketing and Sales for Tin House. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her two boys.

Becky Kraemer (she/her) is the Director of Publicity for Tin House. She most recently ran her own freelance publicity company and lives in the New York City metro area.

Alex Gonzales (she/her) is the Publicity Assistant at Tin House. She holds a BA in Journalism & Psychology from the University of New Mexico and an MS in Book Publishing from Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Sangi Lama (she/her) is the Marketing Assistant at Tin House. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Sangi was born in Hetauda, Nepal and lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

Masie Cochran (she/her) is the Editorial Director at Tin House. Before coming to Tin House, she worked at InkWell Management Literary Agency in New York, NY.

Elizabeth DeMeo (she/her) is the Associate Editor at Tin House. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arkansas, and is the former managing editor of the Arkansas International.

Hanif Abdurraqib (he/him) is the Nonfiction Editor-at-Large. He is the author of The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (2016), Vintage Sadness (2017), They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (2017), Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest (2019), A Fortune For Your Disaster (2019), and A Little Devil In America (2021). He is from the east side of Columbus, Ohio.

Alyssa Ogi (she/her) is the Editorial Assistant at Tin House. She received an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jae Nichelle (she/her) is an Editorial intern at Tin House. She is a poet and poetry lover based in Atlanta, and holds a dual degree in Linguistics and English from Tulane University.

Amanda Bernardi (she/her) is an Editorial intern at Tin House. She is the author of the cookbook The Modern Bohemian Table. She lives with her partner and two sons outside of Denver, Colorado.

Diane Chonette (she/her) is the Art Director at Tin House. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a BS in Biology from Santa Clara University. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and son.

Jakob Vala (he/him) is the Senior Designer at Tin House. Born in Portland, Oregon, he grew up in a small cabin in the woods and attended a one-room schoolhouse on an island. Jakob has a BFA in Communication Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He designs books and other things that are read.

Gage Murrey (he/him) is the Graphic Design intern at Tin House. He was born and raised in Ohio, and moved to Portland in 2018 to begin his BFA in Graphic Design at Portland State University. He has an interest in page layout and typography, but also loves illustration and product design.

Lance Cleland (he/him) is the Director of the Tin House Writing Workshops. A founding member of the Prime Rib Record Club, he spends his time in Portland, Oregon with his family and a dog named Mingus.

India Downes-Le Guin (she/her) is the Assistant Director of Tin House Writing Workshops. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

A.L. Major (they/them) is the Workshop Manager of Tin House Writing Workshops. They earned their MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan. They live in Oakland, California.

David Naimon (he/him) is a writer and the host of the literary radio show and podcast Between the Covers.  His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Orion, Tin House, Boulevard, AGNI, Black Warrior Review and elsewhere.  He is also the co-author, with Ursula K. Le Guin, of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, winner of the 2019 Locus Award in nonfiction and a Hugo Award finalist.