THE COIL is a weekday literary magazine that features essays, book reviews, interviews, shelfies, columns, articles, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, historical writing, literary recipes, booklists, soundbites, and more. We post at least one new piece per day every Monday through Friday, so follow us, and check back often. We welcome diverse and underrepresented voices and are an LGBTQ+ safe-space. *We pay token for all the pieces we accept, via paper check for U.S. authors and PayPal for foreign authors, about a month after publication. Pay varies, but is small.* We are operated by ALTERNATING CURRENT PRESS and are dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world.