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 fill out this form: http://studentvoice.com/gmu/interestform2015 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.

Mission: Volition serves to elevate the creative capacity of the Mason community by fostering freedom of expression across diverse mediums.

Beyond the Pages: Olivia deGregoryOlivia deGregory is the poet behind “How to Survive as a Foreigner in America” tha...
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!!

Our second Open Mic Night is right around the corner! Join us March 28th in the JC Bistro as we partner with Women and G...
03/15/2019

Our second Open Mic Night is right around the corner! Join us March 28th in the JC Bistro as we partner with Women and Gender Studies! A guest speaker will be in attendance!

Need some midterm motivation? Volition has got you covered. Here's some inspiration to continue crushing your midterms!
03/07/2019

Need some midterm motivation? Volition has got you covered. Here's some inspiration to continue crushing your midterms!

Want to enjoy more spoken word and poetry? TODAY IS THE HYPERBOLE!!! Go to the JC bistro at 4 pm for an Open Mic and sta...
03/02/2019

Want to enjoy more spoken word and poetry? TODAY IS THE HYPERBOLE!!! Go to the JC bistro at 4 pm for an Open Mic and stay for the grand slam competition at 6 pm in the Atrium of the JC. The feature artist will be Rasheed Copeland, local DC artist. Don't miss out!

For the entire month of February, we have been highlighting influential black authors to celebrate Black History Month! ...
02/28/2019

For the entire month of February, we have been highlighting influential black authors to celebrate Black History Month! Haven't seen our posts? Head over to our Instagram (@volitiongmu) to check out our posts and stay up date on some amazing authors. This week we showcased James Baldwin!

By the way...our first Open Mic Night is tonight! JC Bistro at 7pm! See you there!

Volition is looking for graphic designers to help put together our magazine and create other amazing work. Come flex you...
01/28/2019

Volition is looking for graphic designers to help put together our magazine and create other amazing work. Come flex your design skills and email us at volition.gmu.edu!! #gmu #graphicdesign #literarymagazine

Hot Off the Press!! Stop by the Student Media office located on the bottom floor of the Hub and pick up the latest editi...
01/24/2019

Hot Off the Press!! Stop by the Student Media office located on the bottom floor of the Hub and pick up the latest edition of Volition!!

Our Fall 2018 Edition is being printed as we speak but in the meantime check out the online version of our most recent e...
01/21/2019
Volition - Fall 2018

Our Fall 2018 Edition is being printed as we speak but in the meantime check out the online version of our most recent edition of Volition!

Volition is George Mason University’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal, publishing original student poetry, prose, photography, visual art, and short screenplays. Submit your work: volition.gmu.edu.

Be sure to check out WGMU’s Art & Music Festival event tonight from 8-11pm in the Hub Ballroom! It’s free admission ...
11/09/2018

Be sure to check out WGMU’s Art & Music Festival event tonight from 8-11pm in the Hub Ballroom! It’s free admission so be sure to check out the awesome artists that will be present!

THE WEEKEND HAS COME! Join us TOMORROW (Friday, November 2) in the JC Bistro at 7PM for our final Open Mic Night of the ...
11/01/2018

THE WEEKEND HAS COME! Join us TOMORROW (Friday, November 2) in the JC Bistro at 7PM for our final Open Mic Night of the semester!

THEN, SUBMIT your own, original work to our magazine by SATURDAY, November 3 for a chance to be published in the Fall volume of Volition! Visit volition.gmu.edu and click on the "Submit" tab to submit!

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE TOMORROW! GET EXCITED!

Join Volition for out LAST Open Mic Night of the Semester!! Hosted in the JC Bistro from 7-10pm on November 2nd!!
10/26/2018

Join Volition for out LAST Open Mic Night of the Semester!! Hosted in the JC Bistro from 7-10pm on November 2nd!!

10/25/2018

Hey there Mason Nation! Don’t forget that the submission deadline for our magazine is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3! We want as many submissions as possible, so if you like to write prose, poetry, screenwriting, or art and photography, then be sure to head over to the “Submit” tab at volition.gmu.edu and enter your work for a chance to be featured in our Fall 2018 volume of Volition!

Wondering how to submit? Check out the video below:

We are only a few weeks away before our fall submission deadline of November 3! Be sure to head over to our website (vol...
10/24/2018
About Us | Volition

We are only a few weeks away before our fall submission deadline of November 3! Be sure to head over to our website (volition.gmu.edu) and click the submit tab to submit your work!

Volition is GMU’s Undergraduate Art & Literary Magazine. We live a life on the edge between boldness and creativity that cannot be found elsewhe...

10/16/2018

DON’T FORGET! Submission deadline for the Fall 2018 issue is Saturday, November 3rd! To submit, visit our website volition.gmu.edu and click on submit!

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Today is Day 2 of Fall for the Book, and we are still doing our book swap! Today we have moved to the bottom of the JC i...
10/11/2018

Today is Day 2 of Fall for the Book, and we are still doing our book swap! Today we have moved to the bottom of the JC in front of Dewberry Hall due to the rain. Stop by, grab some books, exchange some books, and donate! Come see what our literary journal is all about! (And check out some awesome photos from yesterday!)

You. Volition. Chipotle. Come stop by the Chipotle here at the JC on Friday, October 5, from 4-8pm and show this flyer a...
09/28/2018

You. Volition. Chipotle. Come stop by the Chipotle here at the JC on Friday, October 5, from 4-8pm and show this flyer at the checkout to support Volition! Can’t wait to see everyone there! 🔥🔥🔥

09/07/2018

WELCOME BACK MASON NATION! Congrats on completing the first two weeks of school! The team here at Volition is extremely excited for this semester and all that we have planned! Make sure you mark these activities in your calendars (flyers with these events will be coming shortly!):

--Friday, September 21st: Our FIRST Open Mic Night of the semester! All are invited to showcase your talents! (Location: JC Bistro, 7-10pm).

--Friday, October 5th: Stop by the Chipotle on campus and grab yourself a bite to eat while supporting our fundraiser! (Location: Chipotle in the JC, 4-8pm).

--Friday, November 2nd: Our SECOND and FINAL Open Mic Night of the semester! Join us and showcase your talents one last time before finals begin! (Location: JC Bistro, 7-10pm).

--Saturday, November 3rd: Fall submission deadline! This is the last day to submit your original work (prose, poetry, art, photography, screenwriting, etc.) for a chance to be published in our Fall 2018 volume! Visit volition.gmu.edu for ALL information regarding submitting. You'll also be using this site to submit your work as well!

CAN'T WAIT FOR AN AWESOME SEMESTER! SEE YOU ALL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! Pick up the printed version of the latest edition of Volition Magazine in the Student Media Office, ...
05/14/2018

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! Pick up the printed version of the latest edition of Volition Magazine in the Student Media Office, located in the HUB!

The spring semester is coming to a close but fortunately not before we publish Volition's newest volume! Check out Volit...
05/11/2018
Volition - Spring 2018

The spring semester is coming to a close but fortunately not before we publish Volition's newest volume! Check out Volition: Volume 25!!! Physical copies coming soon!

Volition is George Mason University’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal, publishing original student poetry, prose, photography, visual art, and short screenplays. Submit your work: volitionmagazine.onmason.com

We are only 2 DAYS away from our Spring Submission deadline!! Make sure to submit your original work today to bit.ly/Sub...
03/29/2018

We are only 2 DAYS away from our Spring Submission deadline!! Make sure to submit your original work today to bit.ly/Submit2Volition! (Link is case sensitive). And come visit us at JC Kiosk A this week (Thursday 10am-2pm and Friday 12-2pm) to ask us any questions you may have and grab some free stuff!!

03/19/2018

REMINDER!!!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE APPROACHING: MARCH 31st

Submit your original work of prose, poetry, photography, art, design, screenwriting, and more!

BIT.LY/SUBMIT2VOLITION

Our Submission deadline is right around the corner!!! Be sure to submit your work by March 31st!!
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Our Submission deadline is right around the corner!!! Be sure to submit your work by March 31st!!

Volition will only accept submissions that are in a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .jpg formats. No other formats will be accepted.

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Fourth Estate
03/07/2018
Fourth Estate

Fourth Estate

Happy Women's History Month!

Did you know that all of the Office of Student Media's organizations are lead by women? In spirit of a month dedicated to inspiring women, this week's edition of Faces of Mason highlights our women leaders!

Check out our features from: GMR - The George Mason Review, Volition - GMU's Literary & Arts Magazine, WGMU Radio, Mason Cable Network, GMU SPJ, and Fourth Estate.

Check out this article written by Fourth Estate about Mannywellz, one of the artists who will be performing at our Open ...
03/06/2018
Rising-artist Mannywellz makes waves | Fourth Estate

Check out this article written by Fourth Estate about Mannywellz, one of the artists who will be performing at our Open Mic Night on THIS Thursday!!

SOULFRO ARTIST By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Mannywellz, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American musician and Maryland native, is making mov...

Our Executive Editors Ayleah Hanton and Karolina Blaziak were featured in Fourth Estate this week!! Check out what they ...
03/05/2018
Faces of Mason: Volition | Fourth Estate

Our Executive Editors Ayleah Hanton and Karolina Blaziak were featured in Fourth Estate this week!! Check out what they had to say about their time running Volition!!!

The last artist who will be in attendance at our Open Mic Night is Sydney Franklin!! SEE YOU MARCH 8TH AT THE JC BISTRO!...
03/05/2018

The last artist who will be in attendance at our Open Mic Night is Sydney Franklin!! SEE YOU MARCH 8TH AT THE JC BISTRO!!! PS: have you heard her new EP? 🔥

Nigerian-born and Maryland-based artist Mannywellz stopped by WGMU Radio on-air studio to share insight about his debut ...
03/01/2018

Nigerian-born and Maryland-based artist Mannywellz stopped by WGMU Radio on-air studio to share insight about his debut album Soulfro (2018), tour life, his DACA experience, and future plans. He will be performing at Union Stage on March 5, and at our Open Mic Night on March 8th. Check out the Full interview at http://wgmuradio.com/2018/02/27/litlive-with-mannywellz/

Let the countdown begin!! Only 15 days until our open mic night with @housestudios is a GO! Mason students-you all bette...
02/21/2018

Let the countdown begin!! Only 15 days until our open mic night with @housestudios is a GO! Mason students-you all better bring out your talent because this is going to be an evening you WON’T want to miss!

02/16/2018

1st OMN!!!

TODAY IS THE DAY! Our staff has been kiosking all week for this event! Come on out to the JC Bistro TONIGHT (Feb 15) fro...
02/15/2018

TODAY IS THE DAY! Our staff has been kiosking all week for this event! Come on out to the JC Bistro TONIGHT (Feb 15) from 7-10pm to have an awesome time at our FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT of the semester! There will be free drinks, food, literary magazines, and everyone is welcome to participate! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!

(P.S.: Submission deadline for the Spring volume of Volition is March 31st. Submit here: bit.ly/Submit2Volition)

DON'T FORGET! Thursday, Feb. 15th from 7-10pm is our FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT of the semester! We can't wait for you to show up and show us your talent! Check us out on Twitter and Instagram: @VolitionGMU

Interested in having your work published in Volition? Submit your work here: bit.ly/Submit2Volition

THREE DAYS. FEB 15. 7-10PM. @ JC BISTRO. FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT OF THE SEMESTER. Come visit us at Kiosk A in the JC for in...
02/12/2018

THREE DAYS. FEB 15. 7-10PM. @ JC BISTRO. FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT OF THE SEMESTER. Come visit us at Kiosk A in the JC for info and grab a new copy of of our magazine while you’re there!! (Submission deadline: March 31st. Submission link: bit.ly/Submit2Volition)

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The HUB (Sub II) On GMU's Fairfax Campus
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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