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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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2016 Book Prize Winner a Finalist in WILLA Literary Awards

Earlier this month Women Writing the West (WWW) announced the 2018 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists. The 2016 River Teeth book prize winner, Rough Crossing: An Alaskan Fisherwoman’s Memoir by Rosemary McGuire, was one of two finalists in the category of Creative Nonfiction. ...more

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

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Miracle at Delancey Street

Miracle at Delancey Street

By Jean-Marie Saporito

December 17, 2018

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Making Violence Holy

Making Violence Holy

A dialogue review by Renee E. D'Aoust and Thomas Larson... ...

Editor's Notes 20.1

Editor's Notes 20.1

A few issues ago, this space discussed the dangers of what some have termed "me-moir": nonfictional self-absorption in an era increasingly dominated by noisy narcissism. We suggested that genuine empathy is a ready antidote and and that such other-centeredness might help us not only reach outward for our topics, but even more importantly, help to coax deeply personal stories toward genuine connection. The secret, we suggested, was... ...

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