Please note that you are applying as a General Applicant.

Instructions:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your manuscript:

All manuscripts should be double-spaced and 12 pt. font.

  • Short Fiction: One story, 4,000 words or less.
  • Novel: 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the novel you plan on workshopping).

Please note:

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House Workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend three workshops (this does not include Tin House Craft Intensives or virtual workshops).
  • Participants must be 18 years old by the start of the workshop.

All scholarship applicants will also be considered for general admission as well (meaning you do not need to submit a separate general application).

Specialty Scholarship Applicants: If you wish to be considered as a General Scholarship Applicant, please check both scholarship options. You will not need to submit a separate fee/application/essay.

Payment plans are available for both the application and workshop fees. Please email india@tinhouse.com for inquiries.

Instructions for General Scholarship:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your scholarship letter and manuscript as one document:

Scholarship Letter: 500-1,500 word essay describing what you are currently working on, how you hope an experience at our conference will benefit your writing and any other personal information you feel like we should know about you. Think of this as nothing more than an introduction to who you are and where you are coming from as a writer.

All manuscripts (with the exception of poetry) should be double-spaced and 12 pt. font.

Short Fiction: One story, 4,000 words or less.

Novel: 1-2 page novel synopsis + 4,000 words or less (from the novel you plan on workshopping.

Instructions for Single Parent Scholarship: This award is intended to help support single parents who have at least one child under the age of 18 living at home, and who might otherwise find it challenging to devote time, space, and resources to writing. In addition to covering the full cost of tuition and room/board, the recipient of this award will also receive a $500 stipend for childcare.

Instructions:

1) Fill out the questionnaire.

2) Upload your scholarship letter and manuscript as one document:

Scholarship Letter: A 500-1500 word essay describing how being a single parent influences and challenges your writing, how you hope an experience at our conference will benefit your work, and any other personal information you feel like we should know about you. Think of this as nothing more than an introduction to who you are and where you are coming from as a writer.Of note:

  • If you have previously been accepted into a Tin House workshop, please do not apply with the same material (different chapters/excerpts taken from a previously accepted project are fine).
  • Your submitted manuscript does not have to be a completed story/essay/chapter.
  • Please do not apply with published material. However, it is acceptable to apply with work that is out for submission.
  • If accepted, you will have the opportunity to switch out your manuscript.
  • Participants may only attend three workshops (Craft Intensives do not apply).
  • One may only be awarded a Tin House scholarship once.
  • Participants must be 21 years old by the start of the workshop.