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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Best American Essays Notables 2015

Congratulations to this year's BAE Notables, originally published in River Teeth!...more

Conference Speakers' Essays Appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

Steven Harvey, Ana Maria Spagna, and Sarah M. Wells's essays related to their presentations at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference are included in the current issue of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies....more

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

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Beautiful Things



By Lisa K. Buchanan

October 12, 2015

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Podcast Interview with Glen Stout & Jeremy Collins

Podcast Interview with Glen Stout & Jeremy Collins

This episode of Gangrey: The Podcast features Glen Stout, long form editor of SB Nation and Jeremy Collins who was featured in this year's Best American Sports Writing. ...

An Inner Exuberance

An Inner Exuberance

With this review, River Teeth begins an occasional series of essays on nonfiction books we believe deserve to be read, whether again or for the first time. We are calling it "Neglected Nonfiction Classics." One of the most poignant, absorbing autobiographical memoirs I’ve ever read is this gem from 1943, The Little Locksmith....

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