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Volition’s Fall 2018 deadline is November 3rd!

General Requirements

Volition has created a new online submission form to help simplify our submission process.

Submit your work here: http://bit.ly/Submit2Volition

Please keep all written pieces under 1,250 words.

Volition is only accepting 5 Prose and Poetry submissions per person and 10 Art and Photography pieces per person. Submissions that exceed this limit will not be considered.

Be sure to include a title for every piece/file submitted. Think of your pieces as your children; we hope you would want to give them interesting and enticing names.  Titles also act as an advertisement for your work in the table of contents, and we do not want to have multiple pieces with the same title. Please include your full name as well.

What We Are Looking For

Short Stories, Plays, and Scripts (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

Poetry

Art*

Photography*

*Keep in mind that most of our magazine is in black and white. Although we have some color pages, we are always in need of art and photos which are either black and white or will look good in black and white.

Submission Periods

Fall Semester: August 27th through November 1st
Spring Semester: January 20th through March 31st

What to Expect After Submitting

After submitting your work through our online system, you will receive a confirmation page thus confirming that we have received your work.

You will be notified if your piece has been selected to be in our journal approximately 1-3 weeks after the deadline for the submission period.

Prose pieces may be considered for print in excerpt form in our journal due to space limitations. All pieces may be considered for publication on our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

 

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    • Joseph Mcguinness on September 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm
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    I’m a first year PhD student here. Do you accept graduate writing?

    1. Edit: YES, we accept work from any and all Mason students!

    • Hannah Fowler on September 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm
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    What is the word limit on short stories?

    1. Hi Hannah! We don’t have a definitive cut off on word count, but keep in mind that most pieces are no longer than 1500 words.

  1. Are mixed media pieces accepted; meaning photo and word combination as I often create in a marriage of concepts that I hope will leave the reader in my own personal wonderland of misfit ideas word play.

    Sincerely,

    Marquis De Spade

    1. That sounds great! We accept any kind of artwork submission!

    • SRo on October 25, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    Do you accept Alumni writing?

    1. Unfortunately, no. You have to be a current Mason student to submit to Volition.

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