Laura Cogan, the reigning editor at literary journal ZYZZYVA is set to step down after dedicating 10 years to the role as the sun rises on the reign of Oscar Villalon, the long-serving managing editor.
Villalon has worked alongside Cogan for a decade, and will be the third editor in the magazine’s history and its first Latino editor.
In a tricky era for lit mags, ZYZZYVA punches far above its weight, having nabbed a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize and multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants, among other accolades. It counts Daniel Handler, Paul Beatty and Scott M. Gimple among its board members.
Issue No. 125 will be published on May 9th under the the sails of Villalon, with by a launch event at the Booksmith in San Francisco on May 25th.