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: volitionmagazine@gmail.com 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://volitionmagazine.onmason.com/2012/10/03/fall-anouncements/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://volitionmagazine.onmason.com/2012/06/07/volition-spring-2012-issue/

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 wgmuvolitioncontest@gmail.com!

Permanent link to this article: http://volitionmagazine.onmason.com/2012/03/28/free-kindle/

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!

Permanent link to this article: http://volitionmagazine.onmason.com/2012/03/23/breaking-into-spring/

Mar 14 2012

Open Mic Night Pics

Thank you everyone who came out to Open Mic Night, you all made it a huge success.  We hope to host a Slam Poetry/Open Mic Night in early May where you will also be able to pick up this semesters Volition Magazines!  We hope you all come out again to share your amazing poetry, music and prose with us!  If you want to check out some photos from open mic night you can look under the ‘Open Mic Night’ Tab to your right.

Remember that April 4th is coming up quickly so send is your submissions by then!

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Feb 17 2012

Open Mic Night

As the semester progresses we hope that all of you are putting aside your best work to send to us by April 4th, 2012!  In the meantime we have planned an Open Mic Night on March 5th, 2012  in the JC BISTRO to showcase poets, short story writers and musicians.  We will also be announcing and awarding our cover contest winner during the Open Mic Night.

Come join us from March 5th, 2012  7-9 pm for free food and a night of literary zest in the JC BISTRO!  Bring yourself, your friends, random strangers if you’re brave and any poems short stories (500 words or less) and/or original music you want to perform or read!

~The Volition Editors


Permanent link to this article: http://volitionmagazine.onmason.com/2012/02/17/open-mic-night/

Jan 27 2012

New Semester, New Volition

Hi everyone,

We hope you had a wonderful winter break! At Volition, we are excited about the spring semester. And what better way to kick off the first week of the semester by receiving the longingly anticipated Fall 2011 magazine!


You can pick up your copy of the Fall 2011 magazine at the following locations:

  • The Johnson Center (JC) in the wooden bins
  • The Student Media office in SUB II (THE HUB) at the Volition cubicle
  • Starbucks (Northern Neck)
  • SUB I

Be sure to pick up your copy!

Volition has plenty of planning to do this semester!

Here are  some of our current projects:

  • Cover Contest ( For more information, please see Contests on the right side of your screen).
  • Spring 2012 Submission Deadline: April 4th, 2012
  • Open-Mic Night ( currently, in planning stages!)
  • Redesigning of Volition’s logo

For updates, please continue to visit our website!

Do you have a Facebook or Twitter? Be sure at follow us!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Volition-GMUs-Undergrad-Art-Literary-Magazine/223441244408659

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/VolitionGMU


Best wishes,

Volition Editors


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