SUBMISSION DEADLINE MARCH 31ST!

March 31st is the deadline to submit your original work for a chance to be featured in our Spring issue of Volition! We want all prose, poetry, screenwriting, art, and photography to be submitted! We are also really looking for art and photography submissions! We know you guys are out there…. SO SUBMIT!

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March 31st Submission Deadline

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Our Biggest Open Mic Night to date?

Yes, this last open mic night of the semester could quite possibly be our BIGGEST open mic night we at Volition have ever had! We are happy to announce that we are partnering with House Studios, a Grammy-winning multi-media recording company! Three of their signed artists, Mannywellz, Sydney Franklin, and Luke James Shaffer, will be in attendance!

WE WANT EVERYONE who has ANY talent to come on out on Thursday, March 8th! Do you like stand-up? Come crack a joke. Are you a magician? Come wow us with some tricks! Have some spoken word you’d like to share with the audience? Move us!

Thursday, March 8th, starting at 7pm in the JC Bistro, we will be having our last open mic night of the Spring semester. Come on out and relax before the start of Spring Break. There will be free food and swag, so you DEFINITELY WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!

Interested in submitting to our Spring issue? Deadline is March 31st. Submit to: bit.ly/Submit2Volition

Check out a little bit about our guests:

World traveling singer/songwriter over the past decade, Luke's patience and persistence as a songwriter finally opened up doors he had spent years trying to knock down. His blend of Americana/Country/Folk wrapped in a singer/songwriter blanket has developed from writing hundreds of songs, and has propelled him to work with the greats that have brought us Coldplay and John Mayer. Will Luke be next? Luke also has a passion for incorporating philanthropy with the arts and has partnered up with the Mental Health Alliance to write their engaging theme song "We're All a Little Crazy" which debuted at #42 on iTunes.

World traveling singer/songwriter over the past decade, Luke’s patience and persistence as a songwriter finally opened up doors he had spent years trying to knock down.
His blend of Americana/Country/Folk wrapped in a singer/songwriter blanket has developed from writing hundreds of songs and has propelled him to work with the greats that have brought us Coldplay and John Mayer. Will Luke be next?
Luke also has a passion for incorporating philanthropy with the arts and has partnered up with the Mental Health Alliance to write their engaging theme song “We’re All a Little Crazy” which debuted at #42 on iTunes.

Millions of viral Spotify spins, a sold out national tour with Jidenna, and a victim of Trumps anti-immigration hubris, meet a DMV raised artist and multi instrumentalist who is threatened by POTUS' threats to end DACA. Mannywellz is a rising, Nigerian-born artist who crafts songs from a potent blend of hip-hop, R&B and West African influences.

Millions of viral Spotify spins, a sold-out national tour with Jidenna, and a victim of Trumps anti-immigration hubris, meet a DMV raised artist and multi-instrumentalist who is threatened by POTUS’ threats to end DACA.
Mannywellz is a rising, Nigerian-born artist who crafts songs from a potent blend of hip-hop, R&B, and West African influences.

Tired of playing by everyone else's rules, Sydney Franklin shook off the chains of traditional education and dropped-out of the prestigious Berklee School of Music to pursue her dreams and artistry on her own terms. With her debut EP coming out in a few weeks (February 23rd), what advice does Sydney have for other young aspiring women in the often male-centric music industry?

Tired of playing by everyone else’s rules, Sydney Franklin shook off the chains of traditional education and dropped out of the prestigious Berklee School of Music to pursue her dreams and artistry on her own terms. With her debut EP coming out in a few weeks (February 23rd), what advice does Sydney have for other young aspiring women in the often male-centric music industry?

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FEBRUARY 15TH OPEN MIC NIGHT!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR! Join us on February 15th from 7-10pm in the JC Bistro for another amazing Open Mic Night! There will be comedy, poetry, written word, music and free food! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!

FEB. 15TH OMN

FEB. 15TH OMN

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Fall 2017 Issue is Officially IN!

You heard correct! The Fall 2017 issue of Volition is IN and it is straight fire. Come grab a hard copy from the Office of Student Media in the HUB and check out all of the awesome talent here at Mason!

Fall 2017 Issue

Fall 2017 Issue

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Thank You!

Volition Literary and Arts Magazine would like to extend one last thank-you to everyone at GMU who submitted work for our Fall 2017 issue! We received 253 submissions, which is an impressive testament to how much creative talent we have at GMU. Our Fall 2017 issue will be out in the spring semester.

Please tell your friends about Volition, and submit again next year if you don’t make it into this issue! In the meantime, look for the magazine stands around campus to find our previous issues, plus other GMU student publications. You can also pick up your free copies of previous issues of Volition at the OSM office! Visit us on the bottom floor of the HUB, past the mailroom.Pick up previous issues of Volition at the OSM office!

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Open Mic Night November 10

A big thank-you to everyone who submitted work to Volition this semester. The Fall 2017 issue is coming soon!

In the meantime, our second Open Mic Night is on Friday, Nov. 10 from 7–10 PM in the JC Bistro. There will be music, prose, poetry, comedy, and food! Invite your friends!Open Mic Night Nov. 10, JC Bistro, 7–10 PM

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National Day on Writing

Join Volition as we help celebrate The National Day of Writing on October 20th! Visit us in North Plaza from 10am-12pm.

National Day on Writing Schedule - events in JC Meeting Room E and Fenwick Library/North Plaza, 11-2 AM

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Fall for the Book and Volition Book Swap

Fall for the Book is this week! Make sure to check out all the great events in the area, especially the ones happening on our very own GMU campus. You can find a schedule on their web site here: http://fallforthebook.org/schedule/

Also, from Wednesday–Friday, Volition is hosting a book swap. Bring a book to donate, and take a book home! We’ll be in the JC Plaza Tent.

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Fall 2017 Submission Deadline

Do you write poetry or prose? Are you a photographer or an artist? Volition’s Fall 2017 submission deadline is Nov. 3rd, less than a month away!

Click here (or see the “Submit” tab above) for submission guidelines and more information. We look forward to seeing the creative work of GMU artists, graphic designers, and writers!

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Join Volition Staff!

16831650_10158261018705367_435015120_nInterested in reviewing prose and poetry, or art and photography from Mason’s best writers and artists? Want to have a hand in designing the layout of the magazine? Or maybe you’d like to publicize our events and submission deadlines online and on campus? Whatever your interests, there’s a place for you on Volition staff! Email us at volition@gmu.edu today, or visit studentmedia.gmu.edu and click on “Apply Now!”

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