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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Editor's Notes, Volume 16, Number 1

Editor's Notes, Volume 16, Number 1

We at River Teeth talk a lot about what the journal has meant to us during our first fifteen years. What we’ve discovered doesn’t surprise us now, but it would have fifteen years ago. It’s the people: the people we’ve met, the people we’ve published, the people who came of age as creative nonfiction writers reading River Teeth. It’s all pretty damn humbling, to be sure....

Essaying a Spinning World

Essaying a Spinning World

Much of what Skloot deems "off-kilter" seems the kind of emotional imbalance with which we can all identify....

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Falling featured on Longreads.com

Debie Thomas's fine essay, "Falling," from our fall 2013 issue of River Teeth, was featured as a longreads.com member pick August 14, 2014....more

Steven Harvey--The Humble Essayist--Joins RT Staff

River Teeth is pleased to welcome Steven Harvey as the most recent addition to our editorial staff as Senior Editor. Today, Steve has launched his new website, The Humble Essayist, devoted to the essay and the reflective memoir....more

River Teeth Essay Selected for Reprint in Best American Essays Two Years in a Row

Congratulations to Chris Offutt, whose essay "Someone Else" from River Teeth Volume 15, Number 1 will be reprinted in The Best American Essays 2014....more

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