Leah Angstman

Direct correspondence inquiries
to Deputy Editor Paige Ferro
Leah Angstman DOES NOT READ SUBMISSIONS OR EMAILS. DO NOT CONTACT HER WITH YOUR INQUIRIES. She is Founder and Editor-in-Chief and gives final editing approval for all work passing across Alternating Current’s desk.

Leah is a historian and transplanted Midwesterner, unsure of what feels like home anymore, and she writes fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, and poetry, generally with a historical bent. She is the recent winner of the Loudoun Library Foundation Poetry Award and Nantucket Directory Poetry Award and was a recent placed finalist in the Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction (Washington & Lee University), Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition (in both Poetry and Fiction categories), Saluda River Prize for Poetry (twice), Blue Bonnet Review Poetry Contest, Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry Contest, and West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. She has had 20 chapbooks published, has earned three Pushcart Prize nominations, and serves as a fiction and nonfiction reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, including Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Electric Literature, Midwestern Gothic, Atticus Review, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Slice Magazine, and Shenandoah. Born and raised in Michigan, she is an alumna of Lansing College and Michigan State University and has taught Creative Writing and poetry classes at college level, as well as led writing workshops and been a keynote speaker and panel member for writing conferences. You can find her publications at

Paige M. Ferro
Deputy Editor
Paige M. Ferro is Deputy Editor at Alternating Current and right-hand woman to the Editor-in-Chief. She is the top dog in the chain of command, so contact her for your specific needs and inquiries if you can’t find your questions answered elsewhere on our website. (General press or operations questions should be addressed to Julia Hy. Paige does not read submissions; see the Submissions tab to address your work to the correct reader.)

Paige’s fiction has appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and She holds degrees in Creative Writing, Literature, and Spanish from the University of Montana, and her writings focus on Queer Studies, works that depict homosexual or homoerotic themes. She recently finished her first book, a memoir depicting her childhood in central Montana being raised Roman Catholic and growing up Queer. Paige currently lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and two cats and is settling in nicely to a new life of Paleo food, more cats, and reading on the river. You can find her online at

Julia Hy
Relations Director
Book Reviewer
Julia Hy is our Relations Director and a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She handles all incoming mail and inquiries for general questions and operations concerns, and she ran our Buffalo Small Press Book Fair table for years before the event closed down.

Julia lives in Buffalo, New York, in a small house with one large dog and two mischievous kittens. Returning to school to complete a major in Creative Writing and Illustration, she fills her time with painting and arts of all sorts, writing, editing, and reviewing fantastic works of literature. Find her writings and musings on

Do Nguyen Mai
Funding Director
Book Reviewer
Events Assistant
Do Nguyen Mai (Mai) is our Funding Director for Alternating Current and a Book Reviewer for The Coil. Contact her for any questions or concerns with fundraising, sponsorships, award funding, or advertising.

Mai is a Vietnamese American poet and advocate for Vietnamese American progress. She is the founder of Rambutan Literary, the co-founder of CA25 United for Progress, and the author of Ghosts Still Walking. You can read more about her at

We are seeking volunteers for the following categories:

Artistic, Audio, & Visual Designers
[We are looking for book-cover designers, people good with Photoshop or Gimp who can make marketing materials, posters, fliers, social media banners and share-images, etc., as well as people with video-editing and filming knowledge who can make book trailers, and people with good reading voices, recording equipment, and editing knowledge interested in doing audiobooks. There are some tiny stipends and token payments for some items, depending on book budgets, but they are small, if anything, so consider this volunteer work first and foremost.]

Awards & Microgrants Coordinator
[Must exercise extreme organizational skills. Your job would be to coordinate our processes for our annual writing awards (Electric Book Award, Spark Book Award, Coil Book Award, Luminaire Award for Best Prose, Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, and Charter Oak Award for Best Historical), and for our Microgrants for Marginalized Writers. You’d have to work with spreadsheets, deadlines, contacts, judges, and very meticulously catalog blind submissions and authors.]

Social Media Director (USA only)
[Someone who has a good head for social media. Must act professional and have excellent grammar and editing skills. Can’t be easily baited by trolls. Must be able to handle (and/or learn) Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Ello, Google+, YouTube, and Vimeo, and keep them all updated daily, or handle assistants or others under you who have access.]

Eric Shonkwiler
Acquisitions Editor
Critiques Editor
Book Reviewer

Direct correspondence inquiries
to Deputy Editor Paige Ferro
Eric Shonkwiler is Director of Critique Services & Acquisitions Editor at Alternating Current, as well as a Staff Book Reviewer and columnist for The Coil. He is in charge of handling all submissions, critiques, submission readers, and editing for all pieces before they are officially acquired by the press. He joined the team after his debut novel, Above All Men, became Alternating Current’s inaugural Coil Book Award winner, and his submitted short story, “Chindi,” won the 2015 Luminaire Award for Best Prose that led to a contract for Alternating Current to publish his first collection of novellas and short stories, Moon Up, Past Full.

Eric has had writing appear in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, [PANK] Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He was born and raised in Ohio, received his MFA from University of California-Riverside as a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, was recently selected as a New River Gorge Winter Writer-in-Residence in West Virginia, and has lived and worked in every contiguous U.S. time zone. Above All Men was chosen as a Midwest Connections 2014 Pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and was included as a Best Book of 2014 selection on multiple lists, including The Next Best Book Club, Bent Country, and Chicago Book Review. His second novel, 8th Street Power & Light, a loose sequel to Above All Men, was released by MG Press in October 2016. Eric has taught college-level English and Creative Writing, and has formerly served as Regional Editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, a reader for [PANK], and Editor-in-Chief and Fiction Editor for Crate Magazine: The Journal of UCR (now called Santa Ana River Review). You can find his books and publications at

Brendan Hamilton
History Editor
[Do not query via email]
Brendan Hamilton is History Editor at Alternating Current. He is in charge of handling all history-themed submissions, including the monthly DaguerreoTyped Ekphrastic Photo Prompt Writing Challenge on The Coil and selecting and editing all work for our annual print journal, Footnote: A Literary Journal of History. He is a history-obsessed writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His work includes a book of poems, Jerusalem Plank Road (Durga Press, 2010), a historical fiction novel, a satirical tome he might hurl off a cliff some day, and occasional guest articles on the Irish in the American Civil War blog. Brendan lives in Longmont, Colorado, with his wife and son and dog and probably a few spiders. He also has a nifty website and a Tumblr page.

Hanna Andrews
Prose Editor
[Do not query via email]
Hanna Andrews is a Prose Editor for Alternating Current Press and a queer writer and student from Southern California, where she is currently a rising senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing conservatory and a Senior Editor on Inkblot literary magazine. She was the 2017 winner of the Young Cúirt New Writing Prize for poetry through the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, Ireland, with the opportunity to read at the Cúirt Labs, and was a finalist in the 2017 F(r)iction Winter Poetry Contest. She has competed at the 2017 OCRYSE Slam, in which she received first place and the opportunity to participate in workshops at the LA Get Down Poetry Festival, and the Get Lit Classic Slam, in which she was a semifinalist. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Rookie, Vagabond City, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Penn Review, Poetry Space, and Aerie International, among others, and she has a short methodology forthcoming in the Cockroach Blueprint Anthology through Thirty West Publishing House. She occasionally writes as a journalist for LA Times HS Insider, and has recently joined the reporting team for OC Scholar, a local online newspaper run by students. She was recently a member of an online discussion group on the significance of memoir, hosted through the University of Pennsylvania and curated by the Kelly Writer’s House.

Jen Corrigan
Prose Editor
Book Reviewer
[Do not query via email]
Jen Corrigan is a Prose Editor for Alternating Current Press and a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. A nominee for the 2017 Pushcart Prize, she is a graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa, and Fiction Editor for 3Elements Review. Formerly she worked as an editorial intern at the North American Review and served as a jury member for Mash Stories. Her prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Heather, Apocrypha and Abstractions, The Gambler, Change Seven Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, The Tishman Review, Pithead Chapel, Cease, Cows, and elsewhere.

Poetry Editor: Laura Brzyski

We are seeking volunteer submissions readers for the following categories:

YA Editor (USA only)
[Must demonstrate knowledge of the YA (Young Adult) field and be able to identify the language and significance in stories with themes of science, mathematics, engineering, computing, history, and/or invention, with excellent messages for upper-middle school and high school ages. We are not interested in readers of YA romance or YA puberty/growing pain issues or YA vampire fantasy, etc. Your job would be to read YA submissions and communicate with the Acquisitions Editor about acceptances and editing needs.]

Stevie Devine
Publicity Manager
Stevie Devine is Publicity Manager at Alternating Current. All publicity inquiries should go through her, and she will direct them to their respective publicists, if necessary. If you are interested in reviews, interviews, podcasts, hosting material, excerpts, distribution, guest posts, press kits, in-store display kits, or any like promotion pertaining to our books and authors, please direct your inquiry to Stevie. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of New South and a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nano Fiction, Louisiana Literature, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The Austin Review, Joyland, Pembroke Magazine, Cheap Pop, Atticus Review, Fiction Southeast, Treehouse, and Glassworks Magazine. She is the winner of the Nano Prize, Columbia’s Issue 53 Fiction Award, and the Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Prize. Stevie grew up in Pittsburgh and now lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.

Jamie Vincent
Associate Publicist
Jamie Vincent is an Associate Publicist. She handles publicity for various titles and authors on our press. Please only email Jamie if you know for certain that you should be dealing with her directly. All general publicity questions or inquiries should be directed to Stevie Devine, so start your inquiry there.

We are seeking volunteer publicists for the following categories:

YA Publicist (USA only)
[Must demonstrate knowledge of the YA (Young Adult) field and be able to market and promote YA books with our themes of science, mathematics, engineering, computing, history, and/or invention to as wide of an audience as possible. Your job would be to familiarize yourself with our YA Spark imprint series, and to network with connections and people in the YA community to get reviews, enter contests, and seek awards, recognitions, publicity, and opportunities for our YA books.]

Mukethe Kawinzi
Events Coordinator
Mukethe Kawinzi is our Events Coordinator for all Alternating Current events, readings, signings, series, bookfairs, panels, presentations, and conferences. If you are interested in booking an author for a reading or having Alternating Current represented at an event or show, direct your inquiries to her. Mukethe is a product of Liberia, Kenya, and several different corners of these United States. She has worked across the country to expand access to healthy food while remaining dedicated to community development efforts for green spaces. Mukethe currently lives among the palms of South Florida, where she works for an arts incubator to spread the reach and impact of local artists in multiple mediums.


Lisa Favicchia
Managing Editor
Lisa Favicchia is Managing Editor for The Coil. Contact series editors for inquiries about individual columns, but contact Lisa for general questions that are not answered elsewhere or for columns that do not have a specific editor listed.

She holds an MFA in Poetry from Bowling Green State University and has worked on several literary journals, including Mid-American Review and The Adroit Journal. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic, Rubbertop Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Adelaide Literary Magazine.

Julia Dixon Evans
Senior Columns Editor
Julia Dixon Evans is Senior Columns Editor for The Coil and handles editing for all general nonfiction, personal nonfiction, and memoir in The Spark: Columns. If you are trying to reach an editor regarding this department, please contact the associate editors for each column, instead.

Julia is the author of the novel How to Set Yourself on Fire (Dzanc Books, 2018) and Nonfiction Editor for Noble / Gas Qtrly. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Barrelhouse, Pithead Chapel, Fanzine, and elsewhere. She was a PEN in the Community resident instructor and is the former program director for So Say We All, a literary nonprofit. She lives in San Diego, where she writes, teaches creative writing in the community, and is building a reading series. More at her website.

Amanda Jean
LGBT+ Diversity Editor
Amanda Jean is LGBT+ Diversity Editor for The Coil. She handles LGBT+ material for The Coil and Pride Month, and she is the editor of our LGBT+ anthologies on Alternating Current Press. Contact her if you are an LGBT+ author interested in featuring work on the magazine.

She is also an editor (and writer) of LGBT+ romance, and when not wrangling manuscripts, writing about the video game industry, or co-hosting the queer romance podcast The Hopeless Romantic with Austin Chant, you can find her watching documentaries, reading too many books on true crime, and caring too much about fictional characters. Find her at her website.

Andrew H. Dincher
Fiction Editor
Andrew H. Dincher is Fiction Editor at The Coil and handles editing, layout, and communication for The Neon: Fiction column. Do not send Andrew your fiction submissions; submit here instead. Contact him only if you are an author whose fiction has already been accepted and is already forthcoming at The Coil.

When not playing the guitar or mandolin, you can usually find Andrew either reading a book or staring at trees. He is an ISA-certified arborist who has worked with and admired trees since he was about 13. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, a small liberal arts school in Central Pennsylvania, where he double-majored in English Literature and American History. His nonfiction can be found at Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk, Eco-Speculation, and Obsolete Press. Andrew is also an avid writer and reader of science fiction and fantasy. He is currently living in the high desert of Northern Nevada with his two cats and his wonderful wife, Phoebe.

Lyndsey Ellis
Excerpt Editor
Lyndsey Ellis is Excerpt Editor at The Coil and handles editing, layout, and communication for The Neon: Excerpts column. Contact her if you are an author of a traditionally published and / or forthcoming book and are interested in featuring an excerpt of the book at The Coil.

Lyndsey earned her BA in English from University of Missouri-Columbia and MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She was a 2016 recipient of the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award for her fiction, which explores intergenerational struggle and resiliency in the Midwest. A VONA / Voices of Our Nation alumna and Kimbilio Fellow, her writing appears in Joyland, The Jamaica Observer, Shondaland, Entropy, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and elsewhere. You can find her online at her website.

Katie Gezi
Last Thing Series Editor
Katie Gezi is Last Thing Series Editor for The Coil and handles editing, layout, and communication for The Spark: The Last Thing I Loved column. Contact her if you are interested in submitting essays on things you absolutely love, are passionate about, and simply must share with the world.

California-raised, Katie is now a publishing professional in NYC. She is an active fiction writer, and edited the 1569 facsimile, The Trauailed Pilgrime. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, and — above all — reading.

Tanner McClelland
Shelfies Series Editor
Tanner McClelland is Shelfies Series Editor for The Coil and handles editing, layout, and communication for The Signal: Shelfies column. Contact him if you are an author with a traditionally published or forthcoming book and are interested in sharing snapshots and essays of your bookshelf.

He enjoys poetry at all times and life occasionally. He is currently an English major at Randolph-Macon College and would love to read or to be read for as long as possible. Most of Tanner’s time in college is spent balancing his dedications to lacrosse and literature; he understands fully the two-sided nature of college life. On campus, he works as a writing tutor and has contributed heavily to the school’s creative writing journal. Off campus, his work has been published by The Coil and The Poeming Pigeon.

All queries, pitches, and questions should be sent to our Book Reviews Editor at Do not send attachments or press releases, just send a query and links. Do not query a specific reviewer; queries are sent to all reviewers internally.

Erin Britton
Book Reviewer
Erin Britton is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She is a freelance editor who also reviews books for nb magazine and Nudge.

Jaclyn Brown
Book Reviewer
Jaclyn Brown is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and a high school English teacher in the Midwest, energizing 14- & 15-year-olds to find and express their voices responsibly and with conviction. She believes wholeheartedly that reading and discussing quality literature bridges cultural divides and breaks down prejudice, going so far as to proclaim that “Reading is capable of creating world peace.” In addition to teaching, she is a book reviewer with the #DiverseBookBloggers initiative dedicated to reading, supporting, and promoting underrepresented and marginalized voices in literature and publishing. Her blog and book reviews focus on #ownvoices narratives and small, independent presses. When she is not gabbing on endlessly about books, she can be found debating local and global politics with friends, chilling with her cats, interpreting dreams, and planning world travel with her wife. Find her at

McKenzie Caldwell
Book Reviewer

McKenzie Caldwell is a student at the University of Mount Union, where she studies writing, French, and web design. Her favorite color is yellow. Her work has appeared in Cleveland Magazine, the University of Miami’s Mangrove Journal, Hiram College’s Echo, and the University of Mount Union’s Agora and Calliope. She’s always working on something new, though. Her current obsession is her bigfoot-folklore podcast, and you can find her online at

Leland Cheuk
Book Reviewer
Leland Cheuk is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and the author of the novel, The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (CCLaP Publishing, 2015), and the collection of stories, Letters from Dinosaurs (Thought Catalog Books). He has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies, including one from the MacDowell Colony, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Salon, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, [PANK] Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bartleby Snopes, The Margins, and elsewhere. He is also an assistant fiction editor at Newfound Journal. He lives in Brooklyn. Find him at

Romhy Alexandra Cubas
Book Reviewer
Romhy Alexandra Cubas is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and a Venezuelan journalist and writer based in Berlin. She graduated from the Catholic University Andres Bello of Caracas and is pursuing her M.A. in Literature with a spot at The New York University Program of Arts and Humanities. She writes and reads in English, Spanish, and German; believes more in books than in people; and usually thinks about that paradise of Borges in which the sky is some sort of library. At present, she writes for The Objective Media in Spain and for The Coil. Find her online at

Celia Daniels
Book Reviewer
Celia Daniels is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil and a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Literature at the University of Toledo. When she isn’t preoccupied with all the stress therein, she enjoys traveling back to her alma mater, Indiana University Bloomington, drinking copious amounts of tea, and reading environmentally-oriented science fiction.

Nicole Davenport
Book Reviewer
Nicole Davenport is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil.

Brandon Flammang
Book Reviewer
Brandon Flammang is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. He is a public school teacher and lives on a mountain in Arkansas. He worked on Music Row in Nashville, trained salespeople for an IT firm, and was responsible for too much at a transportation company. His writing has appeared in The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film, Missed Connections, and Dirty Chai’s Living Color issue. Brandon also has work forthcoming in the inaugural print issue of HYPERtext and is a former ediitor of the young adult magazine, Hypernova Lit. Even though he prefers not to, he is consistently an invited presenter at national conferences like NCTE and was an inaugural Crystal Bridges Museum ARTeacher Fellow. Find him at

Margaryta Golovchenko
Book Reviewer
Margaryta Golovchenko is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil and an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she serves as an editor for the campus’ only speculative fiction journal, The Spectatorial. Her work has appeared in publications such as Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Contemporary Verse 2, Dear Damsels, Half Mystic, and Luna Luna Magazine, and she is the author of the poetry chapbooks, Miso Mermaid (words(on)pages press, 2016) and Pastries and Other Things History Has Tried to Kill Us With (dancing girl press, forthcoming 2017). She is the recipient of the Vic One Chamberlin-Goodison Prize in Poetry and the Northrop Frye Undergraduate Research Award and Fellowship, both from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. When not maneuvering around her mountain of to-be-read books, she can be most often found sharing her (mis)adventures on Twitter.

Melissa Grunow
Book Reviewer
Melissa Grunow is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She is the author of Realizing River City (Tumbleweed Books, 2016), which won Second Place-Nonfiction in the 2016 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, The Nervous Breakdown, New Plains Review, and Blue Lyra Review, among many others. Her essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and listed in the Best American Essays 2016 notables. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction with distinction from National University. Find her at

Deborah Johnstone
Book Reviewer
Deborah Johnstone is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil and a Canadian writer who focuses on culture, ideology, and myth in America. Her work can be found, or is forthcoming in, Laterly, Salon, The Huffington Post, Ducts, Reader’s Digest, and other literary and arts publications. A graduate of the MFA program at Goddard College, she currently lives and works in New York but has her eye on a nice, quiet spot by the Atlantic coast in Cape Breton Island, where a bevy of other Canadians routinely enjoy Justin Trudeau, health care, moose, and Molson’s Canadian.

Surmayi Khatana
Book Reviewer
Surmayi Khatana is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and a writer trying to pen down words made out of ink from sunset colors. She has a short story collection called Cadence and a blog, and she is a former Star Student Reporter for the Times of India. Previously a Member, she is presently President of her school Editorial Board. Her work has been published in Pilcrow and Dagger Magazine, and she has been awarded Best Poet in the Chandigarh Literature Festival. Find her online at

Al Kratz
Book Reviewer
Al Kratz is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. He is a writer from Des Moines, Iowa, a former reader for Wyvern Lit and Pithead Chapel, and is currently working on a novel and a short story collection. He has had work featured in Red Savina Review, Wyvern Lit, Third Point Press, Daily Palette, Apeiron Review, Corvus Review, 1000words, Gravel, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere, and he is the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Society Flash Fiction Competition and second place winner of the 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award. Find him at

L. A. Lanier
Book Reviewer
L. A. Lanier is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She is an emerging writer focusing on the mastery of micro/flash fiction and dabbling in poetry. While a bachelor’s in Sociology didn’t quite lend itself to creative writing, she incorporates elements of her studies into her work, one piece of which can be found on Paragraph Planet. If you enjoy her reviews or wish to know more, feel free to visit her site and follow her on Twitter. (She assures both are more interesting than this bio.) Find her at

Meghan O’Hern
Book Reviewer
Meghan O’Hern is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. They received their BA from Bradley University in 2017 in English and Creative Writing. Their poetry has appeared in several journals, including Red Cedar Review and Spoon Knife.

James Prenatt
Book Reviewer
James Prenatt is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil.

Edmund Sandoval
Book Reviewer

Edmund Sandoval is a Staff Book Reviewer, Staff Interviewer, and content contributor for The Coil. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon, and his work has appeared in The Minnesota Review, The Common, Fourteen Hills, and The Mud Season Review, among others. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Find him at

Sayani Sarkar
Book Reviewer
Sayani Sarkar is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She resides in Kolkata, India, and is working toward her doctorate in structural biology. She has been a devout reader since she was a kid and pens her book reviews to encourage other readers. In her free time, she loves to cook, paint, and practice her calligraphy skills.

Jennifer Schneider
Book Reviewer
Jennifer Schneider is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil.

Haley Searcy
Book Reviewer
Haley Searcy is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil. She is currently working toward a B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Inequalities, as well as a minor in English. Her work has appeared in The Peel Literature & Arts Review, Body Parts Magazine, and Portraits in Ink.

Ed Tato
Book Reviewer
Ed Tato is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and he currently lives in Coburg, Australia. He edited poetry manuscripts and one chapbook series for Spartan Press in Kansas City before earning graduate degrees from the University of Auckland and Syracuse University. His two poetry collections are available online. Some of his poems abide there, as well, or in various print journals.

Cetoria Tomberlin
Book Reviewer
Cetoria Tomberlin is a Staff Book Reviewer for The Coil, and joined our team after Alternating Current Press published her story, “The Chicken and the Train,” on our fiction series, Go Read Your Lunch. She is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Northwest Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Berry College. Her work has previously appeared in Fairy Tale Review, NonBinary Review, Southern Women’s Review, The Battered Suitcase, Spires, and online at LADYGUNN and HelloGiggles. She is also currently a book reviewer for Mixed Diversity Reads. Find her at

Nicole Tone
Book Reviewer
Nicole Tone is a Staff Book Reviewer and content contributor for The Coil. She has her BA in Creative Writing and Literature and is working toward her MA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She is Publishing Director for REUTS Publications and the Industry News Coordinator for the Women Fiction Writers Association, and her work has been published in HelloGiggles and xoJane. Find her at

Hannah Keeton
Hannah Keeton is our current intern at Alternating Current, earning credit through us for Morehead State University. She is a writer from West Liberty, Kentucky, now living in Morehead, Kentucky, where she is one semester away from getting a BFA in Creative Writing. She has served as an assistant editor for Inscape Magazine and has written many short stories, both inside and outside of the classroom. She is presently in the proofreading process for her first novel, and is looking to seek publication for it soon.