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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By Beth Howard

May 25, 2015

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Why We're Here: River Teeth Nonfiction Conference 2015

Why We're Here: River Teeth Nonfiction Conference 2015

One week out from the River Teeth conference, conference director Sarah M. Wells reflects on why we gather for writers' conferences....

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Brooke Jarvis:

Matt Tullis interviews Brooke Jarvis, longform narrative and environmental journalist. Jarvis discusses recent stories about the oil industry in Ecuador and deep sea mining. ...

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