Since our inception in 1978, Persona has been designed, edited, produced, and marketed entirely by our undergraduate staff. Submissions, which include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art (both two- and three-dimensional), are selected in a multi-committee system by students of all majors. It is our goal to allow aspiring undergraduate authors and artists the opportunity for recognition in a nationally-renowned publication, while also connecting with organizations both within the university and our surrounding community.

Persona has received national recognition and awards from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (CCLM) in 1980 and the Associated Writing Program (AWP) in 1993, 1994, and 2000.

More information about our involvement, funding and donors under Additional Information in the About Us tab. Also, check out our archive of the past 40 years of Persona!


For the 2021-2022 school year, Persona will be holding meetings starting in Spring 2022. For more information, please contact us as literature.persona@gmail.com OR fill out our Google form for new members here. 


We are currently on a hiatus as we work to publish accepted pieces from 2019-2021.

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University of Arizona

Department of English

Persona Magazine

P.O. Box 210067

Tucson, AZ 85721

Contact us via email: literature.persona@gmail.com

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