River Teeth accepts creative nonfiction submissions to the journal September 1 through December 1 and January 1 through May 1. 

Submissions to the Beautiful Things column are considered year-round. (Although we may close from time to time when we fall behind on our reading.)

The Book Prize deadline is October 31; submissions are generally accepted for six months prior to the deadline.

River Teeth does not have a page length or word count limit. Please wait to submit another essay for consideration until a decision has been made on your first submission. Editors try to respond within six months but the review process sometimes takes longer. Thank you for sharing your work with us!

Glimpses, glimmers, meditations, moments, reflections, refractions, interrupted shadows, river shimmers, darkened mirrors, keyholes, kaleidoscopes, earring hoops, slabs of cracked granite, cracks where the light gets in. Beautiful things.

Flash nonfiction submissions to the River Teeth weekly series, Beautiful Things, should be 250 words or less. Please submit one beautiful thing at a time. 

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative