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Tin House discontinues print magazine; Tommy Orange wins Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Tommy Orange

In a letter posted on Literary Hub, Tin House publisher and editor in chief Win McCormack announced that the magazine will discontinue print editions after its twentieth anniversary issue is published next June. McCormack writes that the magazine will continue to publish online, and that money previously used for printing costs will be shifted to Tin House Books and the Tin House Workshop. “Twenty years feels like the right time to be stepping away and moving on to new adventures,” said editor Rob Spillman in a statement. “I look forward to focusing on other opportunities at the intersection of art and activism.”

Tommy Orange’s There There has won this year’s Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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