We ask for one (4,000 words or less) unpublished fiction writing sample from a novel or short story.
If you have previously been accepted/attended, please do not apply with the same sample. A different excerpt from the same project is acceptable.
Once admitted, you will have the opportunity to workshop a different manuscript or section from your project.
In addition to the writing sample, the application includes several questions about your project.
Applicants must be 21 years of age to apply.
International writers may apply.
There is no cap on the number of Tin House Workshops you may attend.
Applications are read by a board composed of Tin House Workshop staff and Reading Fellows. At least two readers will read all applications, and acceptance is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample and how much the board feels an applicant might benefit from the Workshop and contribute to the community.