Coming in the Fall

After 25 years, we’re giving ZYZZYVA a new look, even a new heft.

When the Fall issue hits stands on August 21, you’ll notice the journal’s elegant new design, along with its new page count: an extra 40 pages of fine work from West Coast artists and writers.

Here’s what else you can expect in this first issue of the new ZYZZYVA:

  • fiction from David Guterson and Tom Bissell (both writing about Americans not exactly making the best of it while abroad) and Malena Watrous (writing about a mom making the best of dealing with the weird kid at her son’s birthday party)
  • verse from esteemed poets W.S. Di Piero and Troy Jollimore
  • Jill Storey‘s essay on what it means to see with only one eye, and George Keithley‘s meditation on the fallout of a powerful storm striking the hinterlands of Guatemala
  • an excerpt from Zack Anderson and Robert Mailer Anderson’s screenplay on Mexico and 9/11
  • Blossom Plumb‘s story about a London chambermaid tending the suite of a legendary actor, and Will Boast‘s slithery story of vengeance, set in San Francisco’s indie music scene
  • and introducing new talent: Los Angeles writer Susan Berman and her vibrant, funny story of toxic love in ‘70s New York, and Daryl Curryer and his tale of the reluctant showdown between two teen track “stars” in Washington state

Of course, there’s the art, too: a cover featuring work from The New Yorker favorite Owen Smith, original illustrations from Sandow Birk, and a series of paintings influenced by Mexico’s drug war by Julio Cesar Morales and Katy Grannan‘s stunning photographic portraits — which we present inside in full color.

Get your four-issue subscription to ZYZZYVA now and start with the Fall issue. Copies will be limited. Don’t miss out!

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