Writing Student Margaret Meehan Named Tin House Scholar

BY Zoe Contros Kearl, September 6, 2018

Tin House logoCurrent fiction student Margaret Meehan was recently named a 2018 Tin House Scholar.


Tin House magazine was founded in 1999 with the intention of creating a literary magazine for passionate readers who are not necessarily a part of the literature community. The magazine and press strives to offer an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as bi-annual print issues focsed on unique themes and several full length titles each year. Tin House offers several workshops throughout the year, including the highly selective Tin House Summer Workshop. Meehan was named a Tin House Summer Scholar by a board composed of editors from Tin House Magazine, Books, and Workshop staff based on the execution and promise of her submitted manuscript. As a result, Meehan took part in the prestigious Tin House Summer Workshop, a weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by prominent contemporary writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.


Meehan is an MFA Candidate in Fiction at Columbia University's School of the Arts, where she is a Chair’s Fellow and a recipient of the 2018 Felipe P. De Alba Fellowship. Before pursuing fiction, Meehan worked as an editor, copywriter, and content consultant for major brands and publications in New York City. She is a Writing Mentor for Girls Write Now, and her work has appeared in The New York Times.