NEW RELEASE! Solstice to Solstice to Solstice by Allison Boyd Justus on sale now!

Against a backdrop of loss and exhaustion, in the searching tradition of Walden, Bluets, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the speaker of Solstice to Solstice to Solstice chronicles the in-breaking of day in a quest to see and to be seared by seeing, to know what can be known, to find truth sturdy as clapboards and joy robust enough to get her through each coming day. Allison Boyd Justus’ collection of freeform and prose poetry captures every sunrise during the 2009-10 solar year—from solstice to solstice and back to solstice—and each cyclical dawn brings something new and fresh, bursting with color, internal compasses, and astronomical guides. Through it all, beauty, introspection, hope, and felicity remind us to embrace every day in its new light. Buy it now!


Alternating Current at the APRIL Book Expo in Seattle, April 1

Join our lovely editor Amanda Jean at the Alternating Current table during the APRIL Festival (Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature) Book Expo in Seattle, at the Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, on April 1, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Meet publishers and browse books from over 50 independent presses, including AC. Lectures and readings will also be held throughout the day in Hugo House classrooms. Our table will have free AC swag all day, plus deep discounts on all our titles. Join us at our Facebook Event page!


Alternating Current recent news & posts from The Coil

•We have new open calls for submissions for upcoming anthologies: Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change, Retell It Like It Is: Classic Fairytales Retold by People of Color, Spectral Lines: Poems about Scientists, and On Being LGBT+ in Rural Areas and LGBT+ in the Deep South.

Ashley Shelby’s “LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions” was a 2017 Best of the Net Finalist! Congrats!

David Leo Rice’s A Room in Dodge City is named one of Brian Evenson’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017: “A deeply odd book in all the best ways. It’s the kind of book that after you read it you wonder ‘What the hell just happened to me?’”