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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 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

River Teeth at AWP 2015

River Teeth's editors are on two panels at this year's AWP conference. We look forward to running into you in Minneapolis!...more

2014 Book Contest Winner is Angela Morales

River Teeth is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Nonfiction Book Prize is Angela Morales. Her collection of essays entitled The Girls in My Town was selected by contest series final judge Cheryl Strayed. ...more

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Beautiful Things

First Walk

First Walk

By Lisa Hadden

April 27, 2015

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Where Have All the Overmedicated Mermaids Gone?

Where Have All the Overmedicated Mermaids Gone?

Elissa Washuta’s memoir is a twisting, chameleon-like work of reportage, highly poetic at times, showing how cultural forces and tragic events have left their tracks on her body and mind. The search “for an identity to sink into” in a savage, selfish world is at the heart of this book. ...

Podcast Interview with Brandon Sneed

Podcast Interview with Brandon Sneed

Brandon Sneed wrote the book "Behind the Drive: A Story of Passion, Dreams, Demons, and Highway 55, the World's Next Favorite Burger Joint." ...

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