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    Beyond the Pages: Jamie Gergen

      Jamie Gergen “fell into writing” as he stated through his Intro to Creative Writing class at George Mason University. In a pursuit to continue his education to move up in his career, he fell in love with writing. He changed his major to English and is now studying abroad at Oxford for his last semester at GMU. Jamie submitted a flash fiction piece in our Fall 2018 edition. He invites his readers onto the lake that him and his father meet annually to fish. While interviewing Jamie, we learned that this tradition with his Dad is something he holds near and dear to his heart. Jamie faces the fact…

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    Beyond the Pages: Olivia deGregory

        Olivia deGregory is the poet behind “How to Survive as a Foreigner in America” that was published in Volition’s Fall 2018 edition. In her poem, originally written for her Intro to Creative Writing class, she highlights the challenges foreigners face when introduced to American culture. She creates a quick and punchy list of do’s and don’ts for those who do not call America home. Her background as a Bahamian has given her a unique experience that she channels through her writing and everyday life. Check her out on social media: @olivialiedel.     Beyond the Pages is Volition’s way of highlighting the student artists here at Mason who…

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    Beyond the Pages: Sydney Noel

        Sydney Noel is junior at George Mason University who has been writing since 10th grade. After her grandmother Ruth passed away, writing became her outlet to vocalize and put words to her emotions. She is currently studying Applied Computer Science with a concentration in software engineering. Noel is an aspiring author and web developer. Her poem “American Fables” is found in Volition’s Fall 2018 edition where she explicitly addresses issues of discrimination, racial bias, and socioeconomic strife in regards to people of color.  Follow the poet @sydneynoels on Instagram and Twitter.     Beyond the Pages is Volition’s way of highlighting the student artists here at Mason who…

  • Announcements,  News/General,  Submissions

    Submission Deadline: November 3

    Hey there Mason Nation! Don’t forget that the submission deadline for our magazine is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3! We want as many submissions as possible, so if you like to write prose, poetry, screenwriting, or art and photography, then be sure to head over to the “Submit” tab and enter your work for a chance to be featured in our Fall 2018 volume of Volition!  Wondering how to submit? Check out the video below:

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    Welcome Back, Mason Nation!

    WELCOME BACK MASON NATION! Congrats on completing the first two weeks of school! The team here at Volition is extremely excited for this semester and all that we have planned! Make sure you mark these activities in your calendars (flyers with these events will be coming shortly!): –Friday, September 21st: Our FIRST Open Mic Night of the semester! All are invited to showcase your talents! (Location: JC Bistro, 7-10pm). –Friday, October 5th: Stop by the Chipotle on campus and grab yourself a bite to eat while supporting our fundraiser! (Location: Chipotle in the JC, 4-8pm). –Friday, November 2nd: Our SECOND and FINAL Open Mic Night of the semester! Join us and…

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    Our Biggest Open Mic Night to date?

    Yes, this last open mic night of the semester could quite possibly be our BIGGEST open mic night we at Volition have ever had! We are happy to announce that we are partnering with House Studios, a Grammy-winning multi-media recording company! Three of their signed artists, Mannywellz, Sydney Franklin, and Luke James Shaffer, will be in attendance! WE WANT EVERYONE who has ANY talent to come on out on Thursday, March 8th! Do you like stand-up? Come crack a joke. Are you a magician? Come wow us with some tricks! Have some spoken word you’d like to share with the audience? Move us! Thursday, March 8th, starting at 7pm in the…

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    Thank You!

    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 friends about Volition, and submit again next year if you don’t make it into this issue! In the meantime, look for the magazine stands around campus to find our previous issues, plus other GMU student publications. You can also pick up your free copies of previous issues of Volition at the OSM office! Visit us…

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    Happy New Year!

    Issue Update Due to some publishing issues, we’re releasing our Fall 2013 at the beginning of next semester.   Congratulations Seniors! We’re sorry to see some of our editors and staff members leave, but as the semester draws to a close, so does their time here at Volition. They’re a wonderful group of people the rest of the staff and editors at the mag wish them all the best as they move on out into the world. Congratulations and good luck to Alana Hackes – Prose Editor Henry Leeker – Poetry Editor Raven Jenkins – Public Relations Officer   Happy New Year! We hope everyone got fantabulous final exam scores…