Nov 01 2012

Don’t Forget the Fall 2012 Deadline!

The Fall 2012 deadline is November 1st, 2012 at 11:59 pm.

-The Volition Staff

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Oct 30 2012

Scary Story Contest Winner and Two-Runners Up will be Announced This Evening

The winner and two runners up for the scary story contest will be receiving confirmation emails in the evening on October 30th, 2012.

-The Volition Staff

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Oct 28 2012

Harvest Moon Cafe has been postponed.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, Harvest Moon Café has been postponed. The Harvest Moon Café  has been rescheduled for  October 31st, 2012 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the J.C. Bistro.

-The Volition Staff

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Oct 11 2012

MCN & Volition’s Volonté Film Fest!

MCN & Volition’s Volonté Film Fest

Create a 6 to 8 minute original short film. The theme for the contest is volition “free will.”

Deadline: Before November 8th, 2012 at Noon. The winner will be announced on November 9th, 2012.

1st Prize Winner will receive: $250.00


  • Must be a GMU undergraduate student
  • No nudity
  • Cursing is allowed
  • Must follow theme
  • No racial slurs
  • No copyrighted material
  • Files must be in mpg2 format
Note: Your film will be disqualified if you do not follow these guidelines.
All files must be brought on a flash drive to MCN in the Student Media Office.
A typed script (in American standard play format), one page typed summary explaining creative process (including makeup, set design, costume design, etc), and a typed list of the cast and crew involved in the film.


The script, summary of creative process, and production photos must be sent to Volition at: with the subject line: MCN & Volition Film Contest 2012 Entry.


All films submitted will be aired on MCN. The top three films will be shown at Volition’s Open Mic Night in November.
Accepting applications for contest on a rolling basis.

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Oct 03 2012

Fall Anouncements

We made it to October, and along the way we picked up a whole bunch of new cool events and contests:

Harvest Moon Cafe: come out for Mischief Night (Oct. 31st) and join Volition and WGMU for a night of scary stories and live music by The Ash Lovelies and Star FK Radium, not to mention a trip up at the astronomy tower to check out the moon. Check out the Events page for all the info.

Scary Story Contest: Final submissions are due the 26th and the winner will be announced at the Harvest Moon Cafe, not to mention receive $100.  Check out the Contest for more info.

Cover Contest: It’s back! Send in your black and white photo or art by November 15th for a chance to be on Volition Fall 2012 Cover! Check out the Contest for more info.

In the Works:

Open Mic Night: For all of you who want to read their poetry and prose out loud, or even act out a skit you wrote, this is the event for you.  Our bi-annual Open Mic Night is tentatively scheduled for November 15th.

Video Contest: We know its not just the writers with talent, and we have wanted to incorporate you struggling actors and directors for a long time, this semester MCN and Volition are teaming up for a 8 minute video contest.  The top three will be shown at the Open Mic Night and the winner will receive a cash prize.

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Aug 24 2012

Announcement: Fall 2012 Deadline

Hi everyone,

We hope you have had a good summer!

The Fall 2012 deadline is November 1st, 2012. For submission rules, please visit the “Submit” web page.

Best wishes,

The Volition Staff

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Jun 07 2012

Volition Spring 2012 and Beyond

Hello everyone,

Thank you to everyone who came to Slam Jam 2012! It was a great way to end the Spring semester. The Spring 2012 issue of Volition magazine was distributed in May. There are printed copies still available in Sub II (THE HUB) in the Student Media Office. We have also put a pdf version of the Spring 2012 magazine online.  To view the Spring 2012 online, please click on the Issues Section and it will be under Spring 2012, Volume 13.

We hope you enjoy your summer! Volition has a lot planned for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. For any updates (and fun literary quirks), be sure to follow Volition on Twitter and Facebook.

Best wishes,

The Volition Staff

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Apr 18 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Volition!


Volition is excited to celebrate National Poetry Month! Join the event on Facebook and learn more about the Volition Challenge. There will be prizes for participating in the Volition Challenge!


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Mar 28 2012

Free Kindle

If you haven’t heard by now Volition is teaming up with WGMU for our first ever lyric competition, not only will the song writer get a chance to perform their work on WGMU and get their lyrics printed in Volition but they will also receive a free Kindle from the Offices of Student Media, so get your chords in shape and submit to!

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Mar 23 2012

Breaking into Spring

So now that the 80 degree weather has hit we here at Volition are working hard to get the magazine ready to publish all of your work.  Again, if you are like most of us here, your wonderful work is sitting on your desk, awaiting your final edit because you keep putting it off and want to allow your thoughts to ferment.

Well DON’T let the ferment TOO long.  The deadline is April 4th, a mere two weeks away!  And remember, even fine wine, if left fermenting too long turns to vinegar.  So don’t let your amazing work go sour and send it into us!

We are also anouncing a new contest week and closing another one.  Our cover competition has found a winner and will be announced later this week.  After seeing all this amazing talent at Open Mic Night we wanted to tap into that a bit too, so Volition is teaming up with WGMU for a lyric/song writing contest! We want your music, the winner will have their lyrics published in Volition and will be featured on WGMU for a chance to either play their song or have it played. The deadline is April 6th,  for all the info go to:

WGMU & Volition Magazine Present: Spring 2012 Song Writing Contest

So all you creative minds out there: SUBMIT SUBMIT SUBMIT!

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