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THE COIL is a daily 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, so follow us, and check back often. We welcome diverse and underrepresented voices and are an LGBT+ safe-space. *We pay token for all the pieces we accept, via paper check for U.S. authors and PayPal for foreign authors, the month after publication. Pay varies.* 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.

Editors
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editor-in-chief / FOUNDER
Leah Angstman
Transplanted Midwesterner; EIC of Alternating Current Press; reviewer at Publishers Wkly; CNF & fiction writer and poet. Find her at http://leahangstman.com.
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owner / publisher
Alternating Current Press
Indie press dedicated to lit that challenges readers & has a sense of self, timelessness, & atmosphere. Publisher of @CoilMag #CoilMag (http://thecoilmag.com)
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Managing Editor
The Coil
Managing Editor & Associate Editors for The Coil from @AltCurrent: https://medium.com/the-coil. Fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, lit commentary, essays.
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SHELFIES EDITOR
Coil Shelfies
Shelfies at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Shelfies Editor Tanner McClelland at shelfies@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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SENIOR COLUMNS EDITOR
Julia Dixon Evans
I am Senior Columns Editor at The Coil (http://thecoilmag.com), Nonfiction Editor at Noble/Gas, and author of the novel HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE.
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LAST THING SERIES EDITOR
The Last Thing I Loved
Column at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Series Editor Katie Gezi at lastthing@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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EXCERPTS EDITOR
Coil Excerpts
Book Excerpts at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Excerpt Editor Lyndsey Ellis at excerpts@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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HISTORY EDITOR
Coil History
History at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact History Editor Genevieve Mills at history@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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Fiction Editor
Coil Fiction
Fiction at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Fiction Editor Andrew H. Dincher at fiction@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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POETRY EDITOR
Coil Poetry
Poetry at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Poetry Editor Lewis J. Phillips at poetry@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
Writers
Go to the profile of Leah Angstman
editor-in-chief / FOUNDER
Leah Angstman
Transplanted Midwesterner; EIC of Alternating Current Press; reviewer at Publishers Wkly; CNF & fiction writer and poet. Find her at http://leahangstman.com.
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STAFF WRITER / Book reviewer
Eric Shonkwiler
Author of Above All Men and 8th Street Power & Light, novels from @mwgothic, and Moon Up, Past Full, stories from @altcurrent.
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owner / publisher
Alternating Current Press
Indie press dedicated to lit that challenges readers & has a sense of self, timelessness, & atmosphere. Publisher of @CoilMag #CoilMag (http://thecoilmag.com)
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LGBT+ DIVERSITY DIRECTOR
Amanda Jean
weirdo, editor, & gaddabout. occasional writer. co-host of @redpenpod, articles editor at @strangehorizons, and acquistions at @lt3press.
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BOOK reviewer
Margaryta Golovchenko
An undergrad student at the University of Toronto, Margaryta is a poet & sometimes-artist and reviewer for “The Coil”.
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book reviewer
Nicole Tone
writer, poet, novelist • book reviewer • seen on Hello Giggles, Femsplain, xoJane, Heels Down Magazine, etc. • For writing: ntommasulo@gmail.com
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book reviewer
Al Kratz
Al's novella-in-flash was recently short listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His publications are listed at alkratz.blogspot.com.
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interviewer
Lori Hettler
Founder/ The Next Best Book Club. Freelance Publicist. Small Press Junkie. Feeding the reading addiction at http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com
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interviewer
Kevin Catalano
Author of WHERE THE SUN SHINES OUT (Oct 2017), Professor at Rutgers-Newark, Interviewer for The Coil, Human with face, www.kevincatalano.com
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book reviewer
Cetoria
Poetic, Noble, Land Mermaid
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Book reviewer
Leland Cheuk
THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (novel), LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (stories) @macdowellcolony, @salon, @catapultstory, @electriclit, @the_rumpus, @kenyonreview
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STAFF WRITER
ExpendableMudge
Biblioholic, big-time reader, prolific reviewer, goofy garage veteran
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book reviewer
LA Lanier
Writer of short fictions & poetry sharing what helps her keep id monsters at bay. Including reviews at The Coil.
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PROSE EDITOR
Steph Post
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PROSE EDITOR / book reviewer
Jen Corrigan
Jen Corrigan is a prose writer. She writes book reviews for The Coil.
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book reviewer
Melissa Grunow
Author of REALIZING RIVER CITY: A MEMOIR (2016) and I DON’T BELONG HERE: ESSAYS (2018), book reviewer, word nerd. www.melissagrunow.com #amwriting
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BOOK REVIEWER
Benjamin Woodard
Writer, reviewer, occasional runner. No 2nd W in my last name. Words in many places. | EIC @AtlasAndAlice | https://benjaminjwoodard.com
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deputy Editor
Paige M. Ferro
Queer writer, memoirist, and editor currently living in Bend, Oregon. Writer on books, polyamory, humans, sex, love, and cats. Paigeferro.com; @Ferro3Paige
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Associate Publicist
Jamie Vincent
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book reviewer
Haley Searcy
Studying Sociology and English at Appalachian State University. www.twitter.com/hlysrcy
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BOOK reviewer
Lisa Favicchia
Lisa Favicchia is a poet and writer from Ohio. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.
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book reviewer
Surmayi Khatana
A writer trying to pen down words made out of ink from sunset colours. An author with a short story book to her name and a blog.
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POETRY EDITOR / BOOK reviewer
Ed Tato
Poet. Editor. Reviewer and Reader. His two poetry collections are available online. Some of his poems abide there, as well, or in various print journals.
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book reviewer
Romhy Cubas
Venezuelan journalist living in Berlin. I like to think that I can live without wifi. I read then I think. MA Literature student.
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book reviewer
Erin Britton
Freelance editor and book botherer for The Coil, Nudge, and nbmagazine.
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book reviewer
James Prenatt
Jack of all trades, master of some. Mostly writer though. Okay, just writer and not quite a master.
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book reviewer
Celia Daniels
Freelance writer and editor.
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book reviewer
Jen S
Read, Write, Learn, Share
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book reviewer
Jaclyn M Brown
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book reviewer
Nicole Davenport
Small creature of unknown species navigating the earth in search of dogs to cuddle, armed only with sarcasm.
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Managing Editor
The Coil
Managing Editor & Associate Editors for The Coil from @AltCurrent: https://medium.com/the-coil. Fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, lit commentary, essays.
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HISTORY EDITOR
Brendan Hamilton
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BOOK REVIEWER
Laura McKenzie
Lover of coffee and cocktails, often found with my nose in a book and my ears in music.
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SHELFIES EDITOR
T. McClelland
enjoys poetry at all times and life occasionally. An English major at Randolph-Macon College who loves to read and be read.
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STAFF WRITER
Corey Farrenkopf
Writer/Librarian on Cape Cod. Words in Blue Earth Review, JMWW, Gravel, and elsewhere. Rep'd by @MarieLamba. www.coreyfarrenkopf.com @CoreyFarrenkopf
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BOOK REVIEWER
Sean F
I’m a teacher, a reader, a writer, and overall exhausted human being. Coffee is my main food group.
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SHELFIES EDITOR
Coil Shelfies
Shelfies at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Shelfies Editor Tanner McClelland at shelfies@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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SENIOR COLUMNS EDITOR
Julia Dixon Evans
I am Senior Columns Editor at The Coil (http://thecoilmag.com), Nonfiction Editor at Noble/Gas, and author of the novel HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE.
Go to the profile of The Last Thing I Loved
LAST THING SERIES EDITOR
The Last Thing I Loved
Column at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Series Editor Katie Gezi at lastthing@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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EXCERPTS EDITOR
Coil Excerpts
Book Excerpts at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Excerpt Editor Lyndsey Ellis at excerpts@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
Go to the profile of Katie Gezi
LAST THING SERIES EDITOR
Katie Gezi
Californian-turned-New Yorker. Series editor for “The Last Thing I Loved” @CoilMag #CoilMag (http://thecoilmag.com).
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HISTORY EDITOR
Coil History
History at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact History Editor Genevieve Mills at history@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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EXCERPTS EDITOR
Lyndsey Ellis
Lyndsey Ellis is a writer and excerpt editor at The Coil (thecoilmag.com). Her work explores intergenerational issues in the Midwest. www.lyndseyellis.com
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BOok Reviewer
Michael Lindgren
Writer and musician.
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Fiction Editor
Coil Fiction
Fiction at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Fiction Editor Andrew H. Dincher at fiction@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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FICTION EDITOR
Andrew H. Dincher
I am an avid reader and writer of science fiction and fantasy, an ISA Certified Arborist, and a former English Lit and American History double major.
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POETRY EDITOR
Coil Poetry
Poetry at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Poetry Editor Lewis J. Phillips at poetry@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag
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POETRY EDITOR
Lewis Phillips
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SUBMISSIONS DIRECTOR
Katharine Coldiron
's work has appeared in Ms., the Guardian, LARB, elsewhere. Bookworm & feminist. Clips, kcoldiron.com; ko-fi.com/kcoldiron.