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Submission Deadline: Tin House: Nonfiction (including Memoirs and Graphic nonfiction)
September 4 @ 12:01 am - September 5 @ 11:59 pmFree
Three times per year, Tin House offers a two-day submission period for writers to submit their work. Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Per our schedule below, we accept works of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry, both originally in English and in translation (please only submit translation projects which the translator has already been granted formal permission to translate), and ask that you do not send us a project unless you have a completed draft.
In particular, we are looking to engage with work by writers from historically underrepresented communities, including—but not limited to—those who are Black, Indigenous, POC, disabled, neurodivergent, trans and LGBTQIA+, debuting after 40, and without an MFA.
From September 4th at 12:01 a.m. PT to September 5th at 11:59 p.m. PT, our Submittable link will be live for nonfiction submissions. You can click below then to submit!
For the next submission period, we will be accepting works of nonfiction (including memoirs and graphic nonfiction) both originally in English and in translation (please only submit translation projects which the translator has already been granted formal permission to translate). As mentioned above, we ask that you do not send us a project unless you have a completed draft.
Note that writers may submit only once during each submissions period, and that a schedule for other submissions periods is available above. Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay).
Please upload the first chapter of your nonfiction project in a PDF or Word document. For graphic submissions, please upload a PDF at 150 dpi. We kindly request that you do not send any additional material beyond a first chapter, and we will contact you if we are interested in seeing more. You will also be asked to provide a short bio and a one-paragraph project overview that describes your manuscript in the submission form.