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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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River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize Open for Submissions

River Teeth is pleased to announce that Andre Dubus III will serve as the final judge for the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. Submissions will be accepted until October 15, 2015....more

River Teeth Conference Presentations Available Online

Around 80 nonfiction writers gathered at the Ashland University campus in Ashland, Ohio, May 29-31 for the 4th annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, featuring Cheryl Strayed and Jerald Walker....more

River Teeth essay chosen for The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology

Kim Todd's essay "Curious," which appeared in River Teeth issue 15.2, has been chosen for the next edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. ...more

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House Call

By Andrew Bomback

July 27, 2015

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Climbing the High Ridge—and Stumbling

Climbing the High Ridge—and Stumbling

I should be clear: I think writing well is terribly hard work, and I admire anyone who endures it. Me, I’ve yet to publish a book of any kind, and I don’t teach writing or literature at any college or university, so maybe you’d just as soon stop reading right here. After all, I’m hardly a professional book reviewer. But because I’m a professional educator, an environmental educator, I do know this: it all comes down to creating an authentic experience....

Podcast Interview with Michael Graff

Podcast Interview with Michael Graff

Female skydivers, street races, and more in this edition of Gangrey the Podcast. Matt Tullis talks with Michael Graff, the editor of Charlotte Magazine and freelance writer for SB Nation Longform, Washingtonian Magazine, and Politico. ...

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