Tin House

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"We are a general interest literary quarterly. Our watchword is quality. Our audience includes people interested in literature in all its aspects, from the mundane to the exalted."


Prose Rejections

Standard

Thank you for sending us "[submission title]." Unfortunately, we must pass at this time.

Best of luck placing your work elsewhere.

Standard

2018

Thank you for sharing "[submission title]" with us. Unfortunately, we have decided to pass here, but we hope to see you around Tin House again. It's a privilege to read your work.

Sincerely,

Tin House


2018

Thank you for sending us "[submission title]." Unfortunately, we have decided to pass on this submission.

I realize this response is far, far overdue. Thank you for your patience in waiting to hear back from us. Submittable generally makes managing the many submissions we receive each year much easier, but the staggering number of submissions we receive means that it is still possible to misfile or lose track of submissions. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work, so we apologize for the delay. We are working to introduce new methods to shorten our response times and keep submissions from getting lost in the system.

We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future—and responding to it in a more reasonable amount of time. Submissions reopen next month! If you do submit again, please note in your cover letter that I specifically asked you to submit more work, so that we can expedite your submission to attempt to make up for this delay.

Sincerely,

Tiered

2018

Dear [Author's First Name],

Thank you for sending us "Story Title." Unfortunately, we have decided to pass on this submission.

Thank you, also, for your patience in waiting to hear back from us. Submittable generally makes managing the many submissions we receive each year much easier, but we receive enough submissions that the process still takes some time. We are implementing new processes that we hope will speed our response times.

It is a privilege to read your work, and we look forward to seeing more from you in the future. We are open for submissions through the end of March.

Sincerely,

Thomas Ross

& Tin House

Higher Tier

2015

Thank you for submitting "[submission title]" to Tin House. Thank you also for your patience in waiting to hear from us. While we were unable to select your piece for publication at this time, we want you to know we were impressed by the quality of your writing. We hope to see more of your work in the future.

Sincerely, Tin House Editors

2014

Thank you for submitting "[submission title]" to Tin House. While we were unable to select your piece for publication at this time, we want you to know we were impressed by the quality of your writing. We hope to see more of your work in the future.

Best of luck placing your work elsewhere.

Poetry Rejections

Tiered(?) after long response time

Dear —,

Thank you for sending us "—." Unfortunately, we have decided to pass on this submission.

Thank you, also, for your patience in waiting to hear back from us. Submittable generally makes managing the many submissions we receive each year much easier, but we are lucky enough to receive so many submissions that the process still takes some time. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work, and we are working to introduce new methods to get through submissions faster.

We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future—submissions open again next month!

Sincerely,

Thomas Ross & Tin House