Win McCormack, founder of Oregon magazine and one of the original backers of Mother Jones magazine, is launching a new literary journal called Tin House, to be unveiled at BookExpo this month.

McCormack told PW that the time was right to start a "fun, interesting and lively" literary magazine. Tin House, which gets its name from the zinc-sided colonial house that is headquarters of McCormack Communications in Portland, Ore., will be a sleek, $10 trade paperback quarterly offering an eclectic range of essays, fiction and poetry from notable contributors. The inaugural issue includes contributions from Stuart Dybeck, Rick Moody, Ariel Dorfman and Agha Shahid Ali, and features a review of the Virginia Woolf- inspired (and winner of the PEN/ Faulkner Award) novel The Hours by Michael Cunningham, written by Woolf's niece, Angelica Garnett.

"We want writers writing about everything," noted co-editor Rob Spillman. Tin House is a cross-continental cyber operation, with the married, co-editing team of Spillman and Elissa Schappell based in New York City, a West Coast production team and contributors everywhere. Both editors will continue as book columnists for Details and Vanity Fair, respectively.