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A project of Alternating Current Press (see other related projects)

About

THE COIL is a literary magazine that features essays, book reviews, interviews, shelfies, columns, articles, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, historical writing, literary recipes, book lists, soundbites, and more. We always have something new and electric, and we post up to four new pieces per day, so follow us, and check back often. We welcome diverse and underrepresented voices and are an LGBT+ safe-space.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. Look for the fees icon.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All sexual identities.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 365 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 4 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewMore than 600 words.
Article ArticleMore than 600 words.
Essay EssayMore than 600 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$5 per poem) Token payment (under US$5 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Coil Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 25 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 31 Aug 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 19 Mar 2019

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.