Congratulations to Joseph Levens who correctly answered these questions and won a year's subscription to Tin House!
1. Which genres are taught in the Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop?
a) Graphic novel, fiction, creative nonfiction
b) Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry
c) Photo essays, fiction, poetry
2. Which of the following is not a title published by Tin House books:
a) A Householder's Guide to the Universe, by Harriet Fasenfast
b) Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, by Matt Kish
c) If God Loves Me, Why Can't I Get My Locker Open? by Lorraine Peterson
3. Which of the following has not been a theme issue for Tin House magazine?
a) Race in America
b) Class in America
4. What is the reading period for Tin House magazine?
b) September 4 - May 31
c) summer only
5. Which of the following will disqualify a story from submissions to Tin House magazine?
a) The opening paragraph has a curse word.
b) The story's characters happen to be named Rob, Lance, and Win (also names of Tin House editors)
c) The story is longer than 10,000 words.
Answers: 1, b; 2,c; 3, b; 4, b; 5, c.
Aside from being an ace at lit mag trivia, Joseph Levens' unpublished collection was a finalist in the Bakeless Prize for Fiction. Work of his has won the Florida Review Editors' Prize and has been published in places such as AGNI, Sou’wester (four issues), Other Voices, New Orleans Review, Cream City Review, Meridian, and The Literary Review. He is the editor of The Summerset Review.