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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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2016 Book Prize Winner a Finalist in WILLA Literary Awards

Earlier this month Women Writing the West (WWW) announced the 2018 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists. The 2016 River Teeth book prize winner, Rough Crossing: An Alaskan Fisherwoman’s Memoir by Rosemary McGuire, was one of two finalists in the category of Creative Nonfiction. ...more

River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize Winner

We're proud to announce the winner of this 2017's River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize: Debra Gwartney, with her piece "I Am A Stranger Here Myself." ...more

River Teeth Nonfiction Conference 2018

Our list of 2018 presenters is now available. This year’s conference will be June 1-3, 2018. Keynote presenters are Andre Dubus III and Angela Morales. Early registration discount until April 15....more

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My Grandmother's Pie Plate

My Grandmother's Pie Plate

By Kiley Bense

September 24, 2018

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A Failing Body Summons a Restless Mind: A Polio Memoir

A Failing Body Summons a Restless Mind: A Polio Memoir

Sandra Gail Lambert is not interested in being anyone's inspiration. If this review called her memoir in essays, A Certain Loneliness, inspiring, the author would recoil.......

One Reader's Homage to Two Dogeared Authors

One Reader's Homage to Two Dogeared Authors

The next time you stop by my house, ask to see my copy of Patricia Hampl's The Art of the Wasted Day, her most recent book. You may not know that long ago, feeling guilty about writing in the margins of books, I began dogearing pages where the author wrote something I hoped to remember.......

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