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ZYZZYVA

Founded and then helmed by Howard Junker for 26 years, ZYZZYVA once only published writers living on the West Coast — many of whom have since become important voices (Kay Ryan, Sherman Alexie, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, the first English translation of Haruki Murakami). Since Laura Cogan and Oscar Villalon took over in 2011, they've made some major changes: an elegant print redesign, a revamp of the website, and regular event programming (about 20 a year). They've also opened up space to feature writers from around the country and run special features like reportage on the drug war in Mexico. The latest issue, No. 100, features an unbelievable list of contributors, including Ryan, Rebecca Solnit, Daniel Handler, and Robert Hass.

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