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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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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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


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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!




Best wishes,

Volition Editors


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Season’s Greetings!

Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful winter break!

-The Volition Staff

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Fall 2011 Magazine Updates

Hi everyone,

This is just an update on the Fall 2011 Volition Magazine. As many of you have probably noticed, it has not become available yet. We have had some technical issues with our publisher. We have set a deadline for the magazine to arrive around January 16th, 2012. We understand that many of you need this issue for your portfolios. Please email us your mailing address, if you would like to receive the magazine due to reasons, such as transferring from Mason or graduating this semester.

Therefore, we will be putting out the magazine during the beginning of the spring semester but, the magazine will be available for pick up either in the JC or in The HUB, as indicated in a previous post.

We appreciate your patience. Volition is making sure that we put out the best magazine possible for the Mason community.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us. For our email address, please view our contact information.


The Volition Staff

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Volition Spring 2012 Deadline

Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that our Spring 2012 deadline is April 4th, 2012! Be sure to use your winter break wisely to get ahead. 🙂

For more information, please see our submission guidelines.

Best wishes,

The Volition Staff

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Coming Soon…Fall 2011 Volition Magazine Copies

Hello everyone,

We are still editing the Volition Fall 2011 Volume 12 . The magazine will probably not be available until late next week.

Please continue to check this website for current updates.

The Volition Fall 2011  will be (eventually) available in the following locations:

  • Johnson Center (JC)
  • Our office in The HUB (SUB II) in Room 1201

We will add an additional post to announce when the Fall 2011 issue will be available for pick up at the above locations.

Thank you for your patience.

Best wishes,

The Volition Staff


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Open Staff Positions

Hi everyone,

Volition, GMU’s undergraduate literature and art magazine, is currently seeking enthusiastic, creative, and  hardworking individuals for the following positions:

  • Prose and Poetry Staff
  • Art/Photography Staff
  • Publicity Officer
  • Graphic Designer

If you have any questions about these positions , please email us at: or check out our job descriptions tab to the right.

Best wishes,

The Volition Staff






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Fall 2011 Submission Deadline

Hello fellow undergraduate writers and artists,

Upon seeing the title of this post, you may be thinking “Is it time yet?” The answer is “Yes”. The deadline for Fall 2011 is coming sooner than you think. The submission deadline for Fall 2011 is November 4th, 2011.  Please see “Submission Guidelines” under pages for guidance and… last minute anxiety relief.

We are still in need of submissions for all categories including art, poetry, photos, and prose.

What are you waiting for? Get those creative juices following! Submit today.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us at:





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