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Book Prize Winner is Rosemary McGuire

The winner of this year's River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize is Rosemary McGuire. Her memoir Out West: A Season on Water is a coming of age tale set in the Alaskan fishing industry. The manuscript was selected by final judge Andre Dubus III, author of six books including House of Sand and F Read More...

2016 Nonfiction Book Contest Accepting Manuscripts

River Teeth is pleased to announce that Andre Dubus III will serve as final judge once more for the 2016 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. Series co-editors, Dan Lehman and Joe Mackall, will continue to screen all manuscripts submitted to the contest. The winner will receive $1,000 an Read More...

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 River Teeth Book Contest

Congratulations to Sarah Viren, the winner of this year's River Teeth book contest. Her manuscript "Mine" is a collection of linked essays. Final judge Andre Dubus III had this to say about the manuscript: “With wonderfully precise and evocative prose, Sarah Viren takes us deeply into her Read More...

River Teeth 2014 Book Contest Winner Receives 2017 PEN Literary Award

The 2014 winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award reaped a major PEN literary award at ceremonies in New York City on Monday, March 27. Angela Morales, whose manuscript The Girls in My Town was selected by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed as a River Teeth winner from five finalists Read More...

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 Island Read More...

River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize Winner

“Narcissa Prentiss Whitman died alone, her body crumpled like waxed paper, her head a cracked melon. She was shot a dozen times on a cold day in November 1847, likely whipped while she was still breathing, her body rolled into a ditch probably not all that far from a ditch I peered into a few Read More...

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