From left to right: LaKiyah Russell, Sarah Enloe, Woody Woodger, Kayla Fontaine, and Lauren Nastari
Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Nastari
Managing Editor: Kayla Fontaine
Poetry Editor: Woody Woodger
Fiction Editor: Alexia Gagnon
Art Editor: Mitchell Benedetti
Layout Editor: LaKiyah Russell
Web Editor: Sarah Enloe
Submissions Managers: Sarah Enloe, Kayla Fontaine, and LaKiyah Russell
Sierra Bias, Mike Bokuniewicz, Tevin Cintron, Nathan Godard, Jamie Haines, Marie Kelland, Keera Kentish, Ashley Linnehan, Kathleen Morris, Raychel O'Meara, Samantha Sturtevant
Dr. Michael Filas, Dr. Glen Brewster, Professor Leah Nielsen, Professor Jamie Wainright (See right-hand column for contact information.)
Persona, the student-run Literary Arts Journal of Westfield State University, features student submissions of artwork, photography, poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. First, second and third place winners are chosen from each category and win cash prizes along with being published in the journal.
Aside from general submissions, which are open to all students aside from the named staff and editorial board, there are several events held throughout the year -- Flash Fiction and Flash Poetry -- where students can compete, using themed prompts, to have their work accepted into the journal. Editorial staff are allowed to participate in these events.
The 2016 edition of the journal will be released at the English Spring Gathering on April 28th at 5pm.
Now accepting sumissions for the 2017 edition!
Please include your name and email on all copies of your work for future notifications. All submissions must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students of all majors are encouraged to attend meetings and/or submit work!