Our spring journal submissions period is open until May 1.
River Teeth invites submissions of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as 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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River Teeth will consider simultaneous submissions as long as writers follow the normal etiquette of such submissions by indicating so in a cover letter or the notes section of the submission, and notifying us immediately if the piece is picked up by another journal.
The editors of River Teeth try to respond to submissions within three to six months, though we always work hard to return submissions as quickly as possible while giving each submission a fair read.
**Submissions are accepted September 1 to December 1 and January 1 to May 1. **
If published, the writer will receive two complimentary issues of the journal, one year subscription, and the option to purchase more of the journal the piece appeared in at a discounted rate. If you allow River Teeth to publish your piece, we will receive first North American serial rights.
Submissions by Mail
River Teeth no longer accepts submissions by mail. Please use Submittable to enter your piece for consideration.
Flash nonfiction submissions to the River Teeth weekly column, Beautiful Things, should be 250 words or less. Please submit one beautiful thing at a time, via Submittable.
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In his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays.
At the heart of Duncan's tales are characters undergoing the comIn his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays.
At the heart of Duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. These experiences—shaped by his own river of time—are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. In River Teeth, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, and all that lies in between....more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by The Dial Press (first published 1995)