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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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Pushcart Nominations for 2017

We love everything we publish in our print journal, but we can only nominate six for the Pushcart Prize. Here's our editors' picks for 2017....more

River Teeth Essays on Best American Essays Notables List

Congratulations to the authors of the five River Teeth essays listed on this year's Best American Essays "Notables" list: Rebecca McClanahan, Sonya Huber, Jerald Walker, David Lazar, and Heather Gemmen Wilson. ...more

Gretel Ehrlich to Judge 2017 Book Contest

Acclaimed nonfiction writer Gretel Ehrlich will judge our 2017 book contest. Submissions open July 1 and close October 15. ...more

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Beautiful Things

How to Envy

How to Envy

By Carmella Guiol

December 11, 2017

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Slim & Sublime

Slim & Sublime

In On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser extols the memoir form: "For me, no other nonfiction form goes so deeply to the roots of personal experience--to all the drama and pain and humor and unexpectedness of life."...

The Dead Baby Lives

The Dead Baby Lives

Jennifer Sinor's birth, which is anything but ordinary, sets up the thematic trajectory of Ordinary Trauma, a coming-of-age memoir that doubles as a father-daughter story......

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