The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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Editors
Leah Angstman

Transplanted Midwesterner; EIC of Alternating Current Press; reviewer at Publishers Wkly; CNF & fiction writer and poet. Find her at http://leahangstman.com.

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)

The Coil

Managing Editor & Associate Editors for The Coil from @AltCurrent: https://medium.com/the-coil. Fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, lit commentary, essays.

Coil Shelfies

Shelfies at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact Shelfies Editor Tanner McClelland at shelfies@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag

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.

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

Coil Excerpts

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Coil History

History at The Coil: An Independent Literary Magazine at http://thecoilmag.com. Contact History Editor Genevieve Mills at history@thecoilmag.com. #CoilMag

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

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

Latest Posts

The Last Thing I Loved: Collecting Rocks and Bones

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The Last Thing I Loved: The “Help’s on the Way” Snack

Andrea Klinker shares her family’s tradition of potlucks, swapping food recipes, and sneaking snacks before dinner.

The Last Thing I Loved: Key Lime Pie

Morgan Roberts dishes on the simple pleasure of baking and indulging in key lime pie.

The Last Thing I Loved: My Flat in Prague

Amy McMahon relives the life-changing experiences of teaching abroad in Prague in her twenties.

You Are Not Just Anything

Poem by Mason O’Hern

Optimism & the Colorado High Desert: A Conversation with Heather Abel

Corey Farrenkopf interviews Heather Abel about politics, satire, & her debut novel, The Optimistic Decade, in the era of Trump.

The Last Thing I Loved: Writing Poetry in Third Grade

Jeremy Brooks explores the cathartic nature of writing poetry from a young age.

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