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River Teeth is a biannual journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays and memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers.


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Pushcart Nominations for 2016

River Teeth is pleased to announce this year's Pushcart nominations! ...more

Four River Teeth Essays on this Year's BAE Notables List

Four River Teeth essays were listed on this year's Best American Essays list of Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction for 2015. ...more

2016 Nonfiction Book Contest Accepting Manuscripts

River Teeth is pleased to announce that Andre Dubus III will serve as final judge once more for the 2016 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. Series co-editors, Dan Lehman and Joe Mackall, will continue to screen all manuscripts. Deadline is October 31, 2016. ...more

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What We Did with the Honey

What We Did with the Honey

By Julia Shipley

January 16, 2017

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Stitched Together

Stitched Together

Body Memory is comprised of five, intimately connected essays. All of the essays, together, weave a story, simultaneously sad and expectant, of a man bereft. ...

A Craft He Would, Thankfully, Never Learn

A Craft He Would, Thankfully, Never Learn

In the 1970s and 1980s, freshman composition was a province of nonfiction writing. In those days, teachers who taught comp--myself among them--learned our craft largely from the primers of people like Peter Elbow, Toby Fulwiler, Wendy Bishop, and Donald Murray, four of that period's more formidable, most passionate teacher-writers......

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