Program: 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.

We will be selecting Six fellows across genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry). Selected Fellows will not be eligible to apply for any 2023/2024 Workshop or Residential Programs. 

Eligibility: Open to any alum who attended a workshop/residency from 2020-2023. This is a remote position.

Compensation: The Fellowship comes with the following:

  •  $5,000 Stipend
  • $600 credit for Tin House Online Programs (Craft Intensives, Seminars, Lectures)
  • Lecture Pass to the 2024 Winter Workshop
  • Meeting with Tin House Books Editors
  • A week-long residency at the 2024 Tin House Summer Workshop (this includes room & board, a lecture pass, and a $250 travel stipend).  

Time Period: The Reading Fellowship begins July 24th, 2023, and concludes in July 2024 with a writing residency at our Summer Workshop (in Portland, Oregon). Fellows can expect to read an average of around 10hrs a week, though there will be many reading breaks spread out throughout the year. The tentative reading calendar is as follows:

July 24th-August 17th: Reading

August 18th-August 27th: Break

August 28th-September 7th:  Reading 

September 8th-September 17th: Break

September 18th-October 26th: Reading

October 27th-November 12th: Break

November 13th-December 15th: Reading

December 16th-January 21st: Break

January 22nd-March 14th: Reading

March 15th-April 7th: Break

April 8th-May 2nd: Reading

May 3rd-May 27th: Break

May 28th-June 13th: Reading

June 14th: Reading Ends

July 12th-21st: Residency at Summer Workshop


Applications Due June 11th

Finalist Interviews: June 20th-23rd

Announcement: June 30th

Start Date: July 24th


Please email with any questions.