Today was my second day at Zyzzyva. I worked from 10 am to 3pm. Here is a breakdown of my schedule for the day:
10:00 am: Enter Zyzzyva. Say hi to Laura and her intern. Oscar isn’t here yet
10:05 – 10:30ish: Open envelopes and log the authors work
10:30ish to 12:30ish: Read submissions and talk to Laura about my project
12:30 to 2:00: Archive work. This means copy and pasting poems, stories, essays and plays (all writing no art) from text edit to word and formatting them so they look like they did in the book
2:00 to 2:30: Oscar gets the mail so I log more pieces and organize them
2:30 to 3:00: Address envelopes to subscribers about how they are going to stop getting their subscription to Zyzzyva.
After my day at Zyzzyva I head over to the library for some lunch and research. Laura and Oscar want me to do a review piece and I think I’m going to do it on the exhibit in the library about what San Franciscans were reading when the Golden Gate Bridge was open. It might be featured on their website.