We take seriously our mandate to showcase the work of West Coast writers and artists, reproducing 30 or so images in each issue, an on-going survey of recent drawing, printmaking, and photography...Little magazines played a key role in the triumph of early modernism. They were emblematic of the new, hotbeds of radical experiment. That was then. Now we confront a culture obsessed with big numbers. Big-time magazines have all but given up on fiction & poetry...ZYZZYVA attacks the new smugness by asserting classical values: the possibilities of individual vision; the enduring magic of words; the delight of variety; absolute freedom from commercial constraint.