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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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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

Join Us for a 4-Journal Creative Nonfiction Reading at AWP Conference

River Teeth is thrilled to announce it will again take part in an offsite creative nonfiction reading at this year's annual AWP Conference. The offsite reading will be on Friday, March 9 and will include readers from River Teeth, plus Under the Gum Tree, Fourth Genre, and Hippocampus. ...more

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Waiting for Owls (rerun)

Waiting for Owls (rerun)

By Mark Liebenow

July 16, 2018

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A Mother's Tale, An Enabled Son, The Damage Done

A Mother's Tale, An Enabled Son, The Damage Done

Meg McGuire's memoir explores addiction, mental disorder, denial, guilt, and the destructive effects of a parent's love.......

Rooted and Reaching

Rooted and Reaching

My yoga instructor calls it “rooted and reaching,” that connection between the earthly and the sacred. I am here, even though somewhere in the past, if you’d asked me to shift into downward dog, I would have warned of some foreign demon taking residence in this Christ-saved jar of clay.......

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