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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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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Apr 29 2016

Volition Anniversary Celebration – May 5th

Journal Jam Flyer 05.5.16

On May 5th, Volition will be celebrating its 20th anniversary alongside the George Mason Review in the JC Bistro at 7 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to network and unwind during finals week with food and refreshments.   We hope to see you there!

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Mar 15 2016

Open Mic Night – March 17th

What better way to return after a relaxing Spring Break than to enjoy a night of music, literature, and refreshments at Volition’s Open Mic Night? Our March 17th Open Mic Night will be held at the Bistro, first floor of the JC, beginning at 7:00 p.m. We hope everyone had a great time at February’s …

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Feb 22 2016

Open Mic Night — Feb. 25

Tune your instruments and polish your short fiction; Volition’s Open Mic Night is occurring this week, Thursday Feb. 25 in the Corner Pocket at the HUB, starting at 7:00 p.m. Come for a night of music, poetry, fiction, and food! More information can be found on our events page, or by talking to us in-person at …

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Feb 14 2016

Haven’t Picked Up the Fall 2015 Issue Yet?

If Student Media is just too far away in the brutal Winter cold, but you know you want Volition’s Fall 2015 Issue, then take a look at the IVth Estate stands throughout the Johnson Center! They now also hold our most recent publication.

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