For the last few years, we have invited former alum to join us as paid readers for an application season. This has allowed us an opportunity to further engage with our alum,-whom we love!- as well as open up our admission panel to a broader set of readers with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and passions. Through this collaboration, we have seen our programs and community expand in what are thoughtful and meaningful ways.

With that spirit in mind, we are excited to announce a new direction for this program: The 2023/2024 Tin House Workshop Reading Fellowship!

This 12-month paid fellowship, which runs from July 2023 through July 2024, is designed to provide fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into arts administration, sharpen their critical reading skills, and help shape our workshop and residency programs. The Reading Fellow’s responsibilities will include reading, voting, and awarding scholarships for various workshop programs and helping select our 2024 Residents. Through this program, Fellows will also be given opportunities to enrich their own writing practices through online classes, lectures, and meetings with Tin House Books staff. The fellowship will culminate with a week-long writing residency at the 2024 Tin House Summer Workshop.

As we are just getting this program off the ground, this fellowship will initially only be open to our 2020-2023 workshop/residency alum.

Please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions.