If eligible, you may apply for all Residencies using this single application.

Tin House Workshop recognizes that the ongoing pandemic makes traveling and timelines more difficult than ever. We’re committed to working with each resident to make their visit as comfortable and safe as possible. Should anyone need to cancel their residency due to COVID concerns, we will still honor the stipend. 

As part of our Pay It Forward program, you have the option of helping to cover the cost of another writer’s application fee. All additional funds raised will be carried over to our next residency application period. Thank you!

Application Requirements (submitted as one document): 

A personal essay (1,500 words or less outlining your journey as a writer and description of the project you will be working on) + writing sample. Please submit something from the project you will be working on during the residency. No reference letters, please.

  • Fiction and Nonfiction: One writing sample of no more than 5,000 words. A short story/essay or a portion of a novel/NF project may be submitted. If you are submitting an excerpt, please include a synopsis.
  • Poetry: Up to five poems, totaling no more than 20 pages.
  • Translation: Please follow the requirements for the genre in the original language and submit both your translation and the original text.
  • Graphic Narrative: Project synopsis and up to 30 pages (text/images of the project).


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YA Residency
This residency is intended to support authors working on a full-length YA manuscript.
Dates: September 3rd-19th
Stipend: $600
Eligibility:
-Working on a full-length YA manuscript.
-Applicants may be under contract to publish the book they are applying with.
-International writers may apply.
-2020/2021 Workshop Scholars/Faculty, former Residents, and Tin House Books authors may not apply.
-You must be 21 years of age or older by September 1st, 2021.

Residency for Parents
This residency is intended to support authors who have school-aged children living at home.
Dates: September 24th-October 10th
Stipend: $600
Eligibility:
-Have at least one child under the age of 18 living at home as of May 1st, 2021.
-Working on a full-length (Fiction/NF/Poetry/GN) manuscript. Translations welcomed.
-Applicants may be under contract to publish the book they are applying with.
-International writers may apply.
-2020/2021 Workshop Scholars/Faculty, former Residents, and Tin House Books authors may not apply.
-You must be 21 years of age or older by September 1st, 2021.


Second Book Residency
This residency is intended to support writers working on their second book.
Dates: October 15th-October 31st
Stipend: $600
Eligibility:
-Working on a full-length (Fiction/NF/Poetry/GN) manuscript. Translations welcomed.
-Previously published or under contract to publish one full-length manuscript.
-Applicants may be under contract to publish the book they are applying with.
-International writers may apply.
-2020/2021 Workshop Scholars/Faculty, former Residents, and Tin House Books authors may not apply.
-You must be 21 years of age or older by October 1st, 2021.


Graphic Narrative Residency

This residency is intended to support writers working on a full-length Graphic Narrative.
Dates: November 5th-November 21st
Stipend: $600
Eligibility:
-Working on a full-length Graphic Narrative.
-Applicants may be under contract to publish the book they are applying with.
-International writers may apply.
-2020/2021 Workshop Scholars/Faculty, former Residents, and Tin House Books authors may not apply.
-You must be 21 years of age or older by November 1st, 2021.



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