River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

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Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Ana Maria Spagna, Angela Morales, Brenda Miller, Chris Offutt, Fleda Brown, Ira Sukrungruang, Jerald Walker, Mohja Kahf, Phillip Lopate, Rebecca McClanahan
Digital, Print
Reading Periods: 
Sep 1 to Dec 1
Jan 1 to Apr 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$25 for 1 year, $40 for 2 years
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

River Teeth is a biannual print journal publishing the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoir. They are also home to Beautiful Things, a weekly online magazine of micro essays.

River Teeth encourages underrepresented writers to submit work for consideration, including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled writers.

Tips From the Editor

Please do not mail hard copy submissions as all hard copies will be returned unread. We only publish creative nonfiction. Do not submit poetry or fiction as it will be returned unread.

Contact Information

Todd McKinney, Managing Editor
2000 West University Avenue
Ball State University
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2024