2014 Book Contest Winner is Angela Morales

March 5, 2015

2014 Book Contest Winner is Angela Morales

River Teeth is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Nonfiction Book Prize is Angela Morales of Pasadena, Calif. Her collection of essays entitled The Girls in My Town was selected by contest series final judge Cheryl Strayed. The book will be published by The University of New Mexico Press and made available in the spring of 2016.

"These essays are wonderfully universal, for all of their intimacy. I never wanted to stop reading," Strayed commented.  

Morales is an English teacher at Glendale Community College in California and a graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. Her essays have recently appeared in Best American Essays 2013, The Southern Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The Harvard Review. Her essay "Riding in the Dark" appeared in River Teeth in 2011.

More than 270 excellent manuscripts were submitted for this year's contest. All were screened by River Teeth editors Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman.  A group of finalists were selected and sent to Strayed for final selection. Other high finalists were Annya Broderick, Fleda Brown, Scott Gould, Susan Hauser, Kim Kupperman, Michael Palmer, Rachael Peckham, and Lori Tobias. 

All who entered the contest will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to River Teeth journal. Watch for details soon about next year's contest.  

List of Previous Winners.

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