River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 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 open during this same time period. We're grateful for the opportunity to read your best true stories, big and small. 

The River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Contest is open for submissions August 1 through October 31 every year. 

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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!

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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, must be 250 words or fewer. Please note your word count in your cover letter and submit one beautiful thing at a time. 

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative