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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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Beautiful Things

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October

By Kathryn Wilder

February 18, 2019

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Blamed No More

Blamed No More

Heartland, by journalist Sarah Smarsh, already a nonfiction finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, is a multigenerational account of a hardworking family caught in the systemic forces that perpetuate the unknown and disdained Americans who are sometimes called "white trash."...

It's Not Marriage. It's the (Russian) Husbands.

It's Not Marriage. It's the (Russian) Husbands.

In her debut memoir, For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors, Laura Esther Wolfson, an American essayist and Russian translator for the PEN World Voices Festival, has written a complex book about three interacting subjects: her Jewish heritage, marriages to two Russian men, and her difficulties as a translator of Russian literature.......

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