Volition - GMU's Literary & Arts Magazine

Volition - GMU's Literary & Arts Magazine Volition is GMU's Literary & Arts Magazine. We are a part of the Office of Student Media. We publish bi-annually in the Fall and Spring semester.

Volition, formerly known as Apathy, is George Mason University's Undergraduate Creative Literature and Art Magazine. Voltion lives a life on the edge between boldness and creativity that cannot be found elsewhere on campus. We publish poetry, prose, art, and photographs during the fall and spring semester and are always looking for talented artistes to join our staff! If you're interested in working with us, please visit https://studentmedia.gmu.edu and click the red "Apply Now!" button. Getting published in Volition adds more than a publication onto your writers resume; it allows you to be a part of the growing literary movement on campus. You never know who reads literary magazines, don't allow the chance to put your work on display pass you by, it may become famous. Many of the artists and writers featured in Volition have gone on to continue to pursue careers in their fields. Volition hosts open-mic nights two-three times per semester to allow writers and other performers to show their work and hear the work of other writers and performers in the GMU community. Not to mention free pizza and soda for all our starving artists.

Operating as usual

We have EXTENDED our deadline! You can now submit your work until February 12!
02/06/2021

We have EXTENDED our deadline! You can now submit your work until February 12!

We have EXTENDED our deadline! You can now submit your work until February 12!

Sign up for our open mic night (happening in one month!) for a chance to win our latest edition and this super stylish s...
10/20/2020

Sign up for our open mic night (happening in one month!) for a chance to win our latest edition and this super stylish student media shirt.

Be sure to submit your work by February 5, 2021!bit.ly/VolitionSpring2021
10/06/2020

Be sure to submit your work by February 5, 2021!
bit.ly/VolitionSpring2021

09/22/2020

Happy voting registration day! Remember to register to vote!

Interested in student media? Come to press pass on Thursday, September 10 to learn more about all our great media progra...
09/05/2020

Interested in student media? Come to press pass on Thursday, September 10 to learn more about all our great media programs! (bit.ly/PressPassF20)
#gmu #GeorgeMason #georgemasonuniversity #gmupatriots

08/31/2020

If you want to pick up a paper copy of Volition's latest magazine, you can! They are located on the bottom floor of the hub, right outside the office of student media!

Don't forget to check out our latest edition of Volition Literary Magazine! Check it out at volition.gmu.edu
08/26/2020

Don't forget to check out our latest edition of Volition Literary Magazine! Check it out at volition.gmu.edu

05/15/2020

Looking at some extra time for reading this summer, but not sure what you want to read? GMU Volition staff have come up with some recommendations for you!

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The first son of the US, Alex, starts a fake social media friendship with the prince of Wales, Henry. While it’s all for show, they start falling for each other and have a secret romance. Could this derail Alex’s mom’s presidential campaign for re-election?

The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston

An account of how infectious diseases, smallpox in particular, have the potential to destroy human civilization. Especially potent in the time of the coronavirus.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

What do you get when you mix The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Russian folklore? You get a rich story with intriguing characters, settings, and a plot that will leave you craving more.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This classic coming-of-age autobiography shows how inner strength and literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

A book of poetic essays sure to leave the reader thinking. The poems span all kinds of topics, from love to elating and drinking, prayer to housing, laws to clothing. Over nine million copies of this book have been sold in America.

04/06/2020

Reminder! Today is your last day to submit work for our spring 2020 edition!

If you missed our deadline, we're still taking submissions until April 6!
04/01/2020

If you missed our deadline, we're still taking submissions until April 6!

Our submission deadline is still on! If you want your work  published this semester, go ahead and submit your work by Ma...
03/19/2020

Our submission deadline is still on! If you want your work published this semester, go ahead and submit your work by March 29.

03/13/2020

We regret to inform you that the open mic night scheduled for Monday, March 23 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Hope you stay healthy and enjoy your extra week of spring break!

Our first open mic night last week was a success! Read about it here:http://gmufourthestate.com/2020/02/24/volition-crea...
02/29/2020
Volition Creates Space for Expression | Fourth Estate

Our first open mic night last week was a success! Read about it here:http://gmufourthestate.com/2020/02/24/volition-creates-space-for-expression/?fbclid=IwAR0V5fdoZROqsU_TECi-thDdAi0grklj_mbMrAxxvfQgKyE45P9xGaP4IfQ

A night of poetry and performance with Mason’s literary publication BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Fourth Estate/Maggie Roth The artists, poets and musicians of Mason got the opportunity to share their work in front of a crowd when Volition, Mason’s student literary magazine, held their open mic ...

Looking at a slow Monday afternoon? Now is the perfect time to start  working on your submission for Volition's Spring 2...
02/17/2020

Looking at a slow Monday afternoon? Now is the perfect time to start working on your submission for Volition's Spring 2020 edition! And be sure to attend our open mic night this Thursday at 7:00 pm in the JC Bistro.

A couple  quick  announcements! Firstly, be sure  to attend our open mic night on February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the JC Bis...
02/11/2020

A couple quick announcements! Firstly, be sure to attend our open mic night on February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the JC Bistro. Also, the GMU review extended its deadline to February 16! This is a great opportunity for graduate students to share their research and maybe even earn a cash prize.

Did you hear the news!? The Fall 2019 edition of Volition Magazine is now available! Pick up your own copy in the Office...
02/01/2020

Did you hear the news!? The Fall 2019 edition of Volition Magazine is now available! Pick up your own copy in the Office of Student Media on the bottom floor of the Hub, and get inspired to submit your own work to us by March 29! Visit volition.gmu.edu for more!

Happy Birthday, George!Thursday, December 5th | 12-2pm | Dewberry HallJoin Student Media to de-stress before finals as w...
12/03/2019

Happy Birthday, George!

Thursday, December 5th | 12-2pm | Dewberry Hall

Join Student Media to de-stress before finals as we celebrate George Mason’s 294th birthday! Festivities will include free food, games and activities, live performances, special guests, raffle prizes, birthday cake, and more.

#294YearsofGeorge

#gmustudentmedia #gmu #studentmedia #masonnation

Our submission deadline is TODAY!Submit your poetry, prose, art, and photography to Volition.gmu.edu!
11/03/2019

Our submission deadline is TODAY!

Submit your poetry, prose, art, and photography to Volition.gmu.edu!

Our Fall 2019 submission deadline is less than a week away! Submit your poetry, prose, art, and photography to Volition....
10/28/2019

Our Fall 2019 submission deadline is less than a week away! Submit your poetry, prose, art, and photography to Volition.gmu.edu by November 3rd!

#masonnation #gmu #patriots #volition #studentmedia

Interested in getting your poetry, prose, art, or photography published? Submit to Volition, GMU's Undergraduate Literary and Arts magazine! The deadline for submissions is November 3rd! Visit Volition.gmu.edu to learn more!

#volition #studentmedia #masonnation #gmu

Can't make it to the Hub Ballroom tonight but want to watch some amazing Open Mic Night performances? For the first time...
10/25/2019

Can't make it to the Hub Ballroom tonight but want to watch some amazing Open Mic Night performances? For the first time, Volition's Open Mic Night will be STREAMING LIVE on our website! Tune in at Volition.gmu.edu at 7 PM!

#openmicnight #gmu #masonnation #patriots #studentmedia #volition

This Friday is going to be SPOOKTACULAR with our last Open Mic Night of the semester! Join us on October 25th from 7-10 ...
10/22/2019

This Friday is going to be SPOOKTACULAR with our last Open Mic Night of the semester! Join us on October 25th from 7-10 PM in the Hub Ballroom (upper level of the Hub Student Center). Perform poetry, prose, song, and more or watch and support your GMU peers while enjoying free food!
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#masonnation #gmu #studentmedia #volition #openmicnight

Exciting things are happening for Volition in the next few weeks!1. Open Mic Night is BACK—This time, in the HUB Ballroo...
10/21/2019

Exciting things are happening for Volition in the next few weeks!

1. Open Mic Night is BACK—This time, in the HUB Ballroom! Come out to perform or just watch and enjoy #FREEPIZZA. Reminder, our venue is changing this time to the HUB Ballroom on the upper level of the HUB Student Center!

2. Our submission deadline is 2 WEEKS AWAY! Interested in getting your work published? Submit your prose, poetry, art, and photography to us at Volition.gmu.edu.

3. We are also accepting applications to be part of the Volition staff! Do you want experience in working for a Student Media publication? Send us an email at [email protected]!

#studentmedia #masonnation #volition #openmicnight #gmu

Our Fall for the Book booth has moved to the JC Plaza! Come swap books with us~
10/10/2019

Our Fall for the Book booth has moved to the JC Plaza! Come swap books with us~

Come visit the Volition Book Swap Kiosk at Fall for the Book! We will be hosting our kiosk on Thursday and Friday from 1...
10/09/2019

Come visit the Volition Book Swap Kiosk at Fall for the Book! We will be hosting our kiosk on Thursday and Friday from 10 AM - 1 PM near Merten Hall. Hope to see you there!

#FallfortheBook #georgemasonuniversity #georgemason #volition #studentmedia #masonnation

Our staff is excited about our November 3rd submission deadline, and we want YOU to be a part of the Fall 2019 edition! ...
10/09/2019

Our staff is excited about our November 3rd submission deadline, and we want YOU to be a part of the Fall 2019 edition! Submit your poetry, prose, art, or photography to our publication at Volition.gmu.edu! Deadline is November 3rd, 2019 and we accept work from all majors!

#masonnation #georgemasonuniversity #volition #studentmedia #studentpublication

Interested in getting your poetry, prose, art, or photography published? Submit to Volition, GMU's Undergraduate Literar...
09/26/2019

Interested in getting your poetry, prose, art, or photography published? Submit to Volition, GMU's Undergraduate Literary and Arts magazine! The deadline for submissions is November 3rd! Visit Volition.gmu.edu to learn more!

#volition #studentmedia #masonnation #gmu

Coming soon to the JC Bistro near you: OPEN MIC NIGHT! 🎤 Come out and perform poetry, prose, music, and more! No need to...
09/26/2019

Coming soon to the JC Bistro near you: OPEN MIC NIGHT! 🎤 Come out and perform poetry, prose, music, and more! No need to RSVP—just show up and perform or watch and enjoy FREE FOOD on October 3rd in the JC Bistro (lowest level of the Johnson Center).
#openmicnight #volition #studentmedia #johnsoncenter #masonnation #gmu

Happy Thursday! Reminder that Student Media's Press Pass Open House is happening TODAY from 4-6 PM in The Hub 1201. Join...
09/05/2019
PRESS PASS: Fall ’19 Open House | Student Media | George Mason University

Happy Thursday! Reminder that Student Media's Press Pass Open House is happening TODAY from 4-6 PM in The Hub 1201. Join us to learn more about getting involved with Volition and eat free pizza! https://studentmedia.gmu.edu/events/press-pass-fall-19-open-house/

Meet Student Media’s writers, editors, producers, DJs, student leaders, and faculty advisers, learn how to get involved, and enjoy FREE pizza and drinks!

Happy first day of school! Interested in joining the Volition team? Join us for @GMUStudentMedia's Press Pass Open House...
08/26/2019

Happy first day of school! Interested in joining the Volition team? Join us for @GMUStudentMedia's Press Pass Open House to learn how you can get involved and enjoy #FREEpizza! #welcome2mason #masonnation

Beyond the Pages: Olivia deGregoryOlivia deGregory is the poet behind “How to Survive as a Foreigner in America” that wa...
04/22/2019

Beyond the Pages: Olivia deGregory

Olivia deGregory is the poet behind “How to Survive as a Foreigner in America” that was published in Volition’s Fall 2018 edition. In her poem, originally written for her Intro to Creative Writing class, she highlights the challenges foreigners face when introduced to American culture. She creates a quick and punchy list of do’s and don’ts for those who do not call America home. Her background as a Bahamian has given her a unique experience that she channels through her writing and everyday life. Check her out on social media: @olivialiedel.
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About Beyond the Pages: Beyond the Pages is Volition's way of highlighting the student artists here at Mason who were published in Volition Magazine. The goal of Beyond the Pages is to provide readers with a bit of background on the artists and the meaning of their pieces. Visit volition.gmu.edu for more. Enjoy.

Beyond the Pages: Sydney Noel"Sydney Noel is junior at George Mason University who has been writing since 10th grade. Af...
04/18/2019

Beyond the Pages: Sydney Noel

"Sydney Noel is junior at George Mason University who has been writing since 10th grade. After her grandmother Ruth passed away, writing became her outlet to vocalize and put words to her emotions. She is currently studying Applied Computer Science with a concentration in software engineering. Noel is an aspiring author and web developer. Her poem “American Fables” is found in Volition’s Fall 2018 edition where she explicitly addresses issues of discrimination, racial bias, and socioeconomic strife in regards to people of color. Follow the poet @sydneynoels on Instagram and Twitter.”
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About Beyond the Pages: Beyond the Pages is Volition's way of highlighting the student artists here at Mason who were published in Volition Magazine. The goal of Beyond the Pages is to provide readers with a bit of background on the artists and the meaning of their pieces. Visit volition.gmu.edu for more. Enjoy.

It's that time of the semester, again! Come hang with us at our Open Mic Night this Thursday, March 28th. Then, submit y...
03/26/2019

It's that time of the semester, again! Come hang with us at our Open Mic Night this Thursday, March 28th. Then, submit your original work for a chance to be published in our Spring 2019 edition of Volition! Visit ➡️ volition.gmu.edu for more info of submission guidelines!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to express yourself. Volition's Spring Deadline is March 31st!!
03/25/2019

Don't miss out on this opportunity to express yourself. Volition's Spring Deadline is March 31st!!

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Fairfax, VA
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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Volition, formerly known as Apathy, is George Mason University's Undergraduate Creative Literature and Art Magazine. Voltion lives a life on the edge between boldness and creativity that cannot be found elsewhere on campus. We publish poetry, prose, art, and photographs during the fall and spring semester and are always looking for talented artists to join our staff! If you're interested in working with us, please visit volition.gmu.edu Getting published in Volition adds more than a publication onto your writers resume; it allows you to be a part of the growing literary movement on campus. You never know who reads literary magazines, don't allow the chance to put your work on display pass you by, it may become famous. Many of the artists and writers featured in Volition have gone on to continue to pursue careers in their fields. Volition hosts open-mic nights two-three times per semester to allow writers and other performers to show their work and hear the work of other writers and performers in the GMU community. Not to mention free pizza and soda for all our starving artists.

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Hey Volition People! Come out to Bards Alley Bookshop in Vienna for Open Mic Poetry Night, next one is 2/26
Come out and showcase your talents this Friday!