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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 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

River Teeth 2014 Book Contest Winner Receives 2017 PEN Literary Award

In 2014, Angela Morales and her essay collection The Girls in My Town was selected by bestselling author and final judge Cheryl Strayed for the River Teeth Nonfiction Book Award. The collection published by University New Mexico Press in 2016, has now received the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for Art of the Essay as well. This prestigious award was presented at a live awards ceremony on March 27, 2017. ...more

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Did You Notice Me?

Did You Notice Me?

By Aaron Newman

October 16, 2017

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Words and Their Users: Wrestling with John D'Agata's Canonry

Words and Their Users: Wrestling with John D'Agata's Canonry

I suppose it was inevitable. The age of self-disclosure-memoir writing, celebrity tweets, one-person Broadway shows, jihadist pre-bomb goodbye videos-would give way to one editor's need to order up a new hegemony for that intractable thing we call the essay......

Editor's Notes, Volume 19, Number 1

Editor's Notes, Volume 19, Number 1

Remembering Brian Doyle and Nancy Mairs...

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