Former L.A. Weekly Editors Launch New Literary Journal

Former L.A. Weekly editors Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly are set to release the first issue of Los Angeles based quarterly journal Slake in early July, according to LA Observed. The full color publication will feature narrative journalism, fiction and poetry by several former L.A. Weekly writers, including current food columnist (and Ochoa’s husband) Jonathan Gold. In addition, there are plans for a yet to be launched website that “will be one of the first websites designed from scratch to take advantage of the display capabilities of the iPad.”

Donnelly left the Weekly in 2008 after his position was eliminated and Ochoa parted ways with the paper last year after holding the editor in chief position for eight years.