Ends on

$30.00 USD

The Tin house Spring Residency is intended for writers of color working on their debut project. 

Application Requirements (to be submitted as one document):


Personal Essay (1500 words or less outlining your journey as a writer and description of the project you will be working on)

Writing Sample (from the project)

  • Fiction and Nonfiction: One writing sample of no more than 7,500 words. A short story/essay or a portion of a novel or memoir may be submitted. If you are submitting a novel/memoir, please include a synopsis.
  • Poetry: Up to eight 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 20 pages of the project (please upload everything except the project excerpt here. Email the project excerpt to india@tinhouse.com).

No reference letters, please.


  • To apply for this residency you must be 21 years of age or older by May 1st, 2020.
  • Tin House Book authors are not eligible to apply. 
  • You are not yet under contract to publish as of February 9th, 2020. Self-published books and Chapbooks do not count toward this requirement.
  • Former Scholars and International writers may apply. 
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.