Volition is George Mason University's premier undergraduate literary and art magazine. Formally known as Apathy, Volition was officially established in 1996. We publish exclusively undergraduate art, photography, poems, and prose. Volition publishes twice a year during the spring and fall semester.

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Mar 27 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MARCH 31ST!

March 31st Submission Deadline

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! bit.ly/Submit2Volition

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Mar 01 2018

Our Biggest Open Mic Night to date?

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.

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 …

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Feb 02 2018

FEBRUARY 15TH OPEN MIC NIGHT!

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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!

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Jan 23 2018

Fall 2017 Issue is Officially IN!

Fall 2017 Issue

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!

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Nov 27 2017

Thank You!

Pick up previous issues of Volition at the OSM office!

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 …

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Nov 08 2017

Open Mic Night November 10

Open Mic Night Nov. 10, JC Bistro, 7–10 PM

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!

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Oct 19 2017

National Day on Writing

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

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

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Oct 10 2017

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 …

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Oct 07 2017

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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Mar 26 2017

Join Volition Staff!

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Interested 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 …

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