Gretel Ehrlich to Judge 2017 Book Contest

June 21, 2017

Gretel Ehrlich to Judge 2017 Book Contest

We at River Teeth are pleased to announce that acclaimed nonfiction writer Gretel Ehrlich will judge our 2017 book contest.

Gretel Ehrlich’s books have been translated into six different languages. Among her many publications are the essay collections The Solace of Open Spaces (1985) and Islands, the Universe, Home (1991), her memoir A Match to the Heart (1994), and several books based on her travels including This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland (2001) and, most recently, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami (2013). Ehrlich's work has been included in many anthologies including: Best Essays of the Century, Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, Best Travel Writing, and The Nature Reader. Her awards include: National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities grant, a Whiting Foundation Award, and many others.

The contest winner will receive $1,000 and have his or her manuscript published by The University of New Mexico Press. 

Submissions will be accepted until October 15, 2017. All contestants will receive a one-year subscription to River Teeth. For more information on entering please see our Contest Guidelines.

The River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize began in 2002. Click here for a list of previous winners, including The Girls in My Town by Angela Morales, winner of this year's PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for Art of the Essay.

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