Persona is the University of Arizona's Undergraduate Magazine for Literature and Art.


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.





University of Arizona
Department of English
Persona Magazine
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721



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Modern Languages 503



Since its founding by editors John Hudak, James Fitzgerald, and Robert Weine, Persona has been an entirely student-run organization, with the much-appreciated assistance and guidance of our faculty and financial advisors. All work made and produced by Persona is the work of UA undergraduates. We have a general staff that selects the pieces that go in the magazine, an editing committee for workshopping, and an elected board of officials that runs the club.

In the fall and spring semesters, we recruit staff members of all majors and backgrounds. If you’re interested in joining Persona, keep an eye out for our recruitment meetings announced through campus mailing lists and on our site calendar.


Most of our funding comes from college and department donations. However, a large portion also comes from fundraisers we do on- and off-campus. Past issues of Persona are available for purchase in the English Office in Modern Languages 450 or at our bake sale tables. Currently, volume 38 is on sale for $10. Previous issues are on sale for $5.

For donations of any amount, we have a UA Foundation page here.


As a not-for-profit organization, Persona runs entirely on donations and proceeds generated by our fundraising events in the fall and spring semesters. Any money made by magazine sales goes back to the club in order to produce the next issue and organize our yearly Release Event. We are greatly appreciative of any support from casual donors and departments alike.

Please consider making a contribution to Persona by clicking here.



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