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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Best American Essays Notables 2015

Congratulations to this year's BAE Notables, originally published in River Teeth!...more

Conference Speakers' Essays Appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

Steven Harvey, Ana Maria Spagna, and Sarah M. Wells's essays related to their presentations at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference are included in the current issue of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies....more

River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize Open for Submissions

River Teeth is pleased to announce that Andre Dubus III will serve as the final judge for the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. Submissions will be accepted until October 15, 2015....more

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Beautiful Things

Linda on the Beach

Linda on the Beach

By Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade

November 30, 2015

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A Wildly Funny Life Story—I, Too, Admire Your Shoes!

A Wildly Funny Life Story—I, Too, Admire Your Shoes!

“I want to write the moral history of the men of my generation,” wrote Flaubert to his friend Mademoiselle Leroyer in 1864, talking of what would become his semi-autobiographical novel, Sentimental Education....Substitute women for men, memoir for novel, feminism for nineteenth-century bohemianism, and place our young-to-middle-aged protagonist in a green miniskirt in a Sun Belt college town. There you have, more or less, the themes and plot of Debra Monroe’s new memoir, My Unsentimental Education, which updates Flaubert’s novel for our own suburban, gender-redefining times....

Loosen Up

Loosen Up

A couple of months ago, I curled up in chair in the corner of my living room to begin reading Dinty Moore’s latest book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals. The book, as you can probably guess from the title, is a writing guide in the form of an advice column. In it Moore fields tongue-in-cheek questions from 20 contemporary essayists on topics such as grammar, the writing life, why so many writers write about writing, and how to recapture the humor of a cocktail party story without having to get drunk again....

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