Tin House: Wild

Win McCormack

Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.

Tin House: Memory

Win McCormack

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 that explore memory.

Tin House: Summer 2014

Win McCormack

Tin House’s Summer Reading brings you all the things you’ve come to expect from the acclaimed literary journal. Packed with thrilling fiction, introspective essays, and artful poetry, this issue is guaranteed to keep you in your seat for hours at a time–perfect for those long summer days on the porch.

Tin House: Tribes (Fall 2014)

Win McCormack

Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.

Tin House: Rejection (Spring 2015)

Win McCormack

We have all been rejected and we have all rejected. This is especially true for writers. In this issue, through poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, we’ll celebrate, lament, and explore rejection in all its forms: personal, emotional, sexual, medical, spiritual, ethical, professional and beyond.

Tin House: Summer 2011

Win McCormack

Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.


Mikhal Lossel

Few countries have undergone more radical transformations than Russia has since the fall of the Soviet Union. The stories in Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia present twenty-two depictions of the new Russia from its most talented young writers. Selected from the pages of the top Russian literary magazines and written by winners of the most prestigious literary awards, most of these stories appear here in English for the first time.

The Wild Hunt

Emma Seckel

The islanders have only three rules: don’t stick your nose where it’s not wanted, don’t mention the war, and never let your guard down during October. 

Leigh Welles has not set foot on the island in years, but when she finds herself called home from life on the Scottish mainland by her father’s unexpected death, she is determined to forget the sorrows of the past—her mother’s abandonment, her brother’s icy distance, the unspeakable tragedy of World War II—and start fresh. Fellow islander Iain MacTavish, an RAF veteran with his eyes on the sky and his head in the past, is also in desperate need of a new beginning. A young widower, Iain struggles to return to the normal life he knew before the war.  

But this October is anything but normal. This October, the sluagh are restless. The ominous, birdlike creatures of Celtic legend—whispered to carry the souls of the dead—have haunted the islanders for decades, but in the war’s wake, there are more wandering souls and more sluagh. When a young man disappears, Leigh and Iain are thrown together to investigate the truth at the island’s dark heart and reveal hidden secrets of their own. Rich with historical detail, a skillful speculative edge, and a deep imagination, Emma Seckel’s propulsive and transporting debut The Wild Hunt unwinds long-held tales of love, loss, and redemption.

Vera Kelly

Rosalie Knecht

It’s spring 1971 and Vera Kelly and her girlfriend, Max, leave their cozy Brooklyn apartment for an emergency visit to Max’s estranged family in Los Angeles. Max’s parents are divorcing—her father is already engaged to a much younger woman and under the sway of an occultist charlatan; her mother has left their estate in a hurry with no indication of return. Max, who hasn’t seen her family since they threw her out at the age of twenty-one, prepares for the trip with equal parts dread and anger. 

Upon arriving, Vera is shocked by the size and extravagance of the Comstock estate—the sprawling, manicured landscape; expansive and ornate buildings; and garages full of luxury cars reveal a privileged upbringing that, up until this point, Max had only hinted at—while Max attempts to navigate her father, who is hostile and controlling, and the occultist, St. James, who is charming but appears to be siphoning family money. Tensions boil over at dinner when Max threatens to alert her mother—and her mother’s lawyers—to St. James and her father’s plans using marital assets. The next morning, when Vera wakes up, Max is gone.

In Vera Kelly Lost and Found, Rosalie Knecht gives Vera her highest-stake case yet, as Vera quickly puts her private detective skills to good use and tracks a trail of breadcrumbs across southern California to find her missing girlfriend. She travels first to a film set in Santa Ynez and, ultimately, to a most unlikely destination where Vera has to decide how much she is willing to commit to save the woman she loves.  


Holly MacArthur

After two decades of publication, Tin House releases The Final Issue, featuring new stories, poems, and essays by Tin House writers from throughout our twenty-year history.

“Twenty years ago I believed that stories, poems, and essays could build bridges and save lives. I still believe this. Thank you for sharing the dream with us. I can’t wait to read what you write next.”

Tin House 77: Poison

Win McCormack

Our fall issue will be packing stories, essays, and poems inspired by poison pens, poison pills, and general-use poisons. But don’t worry, reading is the antidote, too. Featuring Elisa Albert, Melissa Febos, Ethan Rutherford, Shane McCrae, Deb Olin Unferth, and more.

Tin House 79

Holly MacArthur

Stop to admire the roses, thorns and all, with new fiction from the likes of Jo Ann Beard and Aleksandar Hemon; poets including Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jericho Brown; essays by Amy Lam and John Freeman; and much more.

Tin House

Win McCormack

“Talent borrows, genius steals” is usually attributed to Oscar Wilde, and occasionally Pablo Picasso. There is, however, no record of either one actually saying or writing this. T. S. Eliot, on the other hand, wrote, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” Theft and appropriation have always been artistic engines, and in this issue of Tin House, those engines run hot . . .

Featuring new work from Laura Lippman, Kevin Young, Mary Ruefle, George Singleton, Victor LaValle, Alissa Nutting, and more.

Tin House: Winter Reading 2016

Win McCormack

Thaw your icy heart with Tin House this Winter. Pour a mug of hot cocoa and cozy up with new fiction, essays, and poetry from fireside favorites and discover New Voices for the new year.

Tin House: Summer Reading 2017

Win McCormack

Drop it in your beach bag with the sunscreen and kadima paddles—our annual summer reading issue will feature a smorgasbord of new writing from established and new voices.

Tin House: True Crime

Win McCormack

Grand and slight, gritty and slick, our fall issue will be packing stories, essays, and poems inspired by the true crime genre. The long con is on you if you miss out on this one!