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Phoebe

Phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.

We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story.

Phoebe: Journal of Literature and Art, publishing original work since 1971.

 

So to Speak

So to Speak, a feminist journal of language and art, publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. Founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, the journal has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly twenty years. We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender. The journal is committed to representing the work of writers and artists from diverse perspectives and experiences and does not discriminate on the basis of race, class, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, culture of origin, political affiliation, disability, marital or premarital status, Vietnam-era status, or similar characteristics.

So to Speak is published by graduate students in the English and Art departments at George Mason University.

 

The George Mason Review

The George Mason Review is a cross-disciplinary, undergraduate journal. Through the publication of exemplary, scholarly works, the GMR acts as a medium for discussing among us – the Mason undergraduate body – scholarship. It seeks to re-vision Scholarship by exploring and challenging the boundaries separating disciplines, the humanities from the sciences, and academic from creative. In doing so, the GMR hopes to represent the academic excellence of the Mason Undergraduate Body.

 

Stillhouse Press:

Stillhouse Press is committed to publishing writers, both emerging and established, whose work affirms the enduring power of the written word to inform and delight.

In the rapidly changing landscape of small press publishing, their focus is craft publishing, combining traditional print methods with new technologies and working closely with authors to develop and promote their work.

 

Fall For the Book

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Each year, the Fall For the Book festival:

  • Advances children’s education by hosting specially tailored writing workshops or readings for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and by publishing an annual anthology of student writing in partnership with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Dominion.
  • Makes literature fun by showcasing literary events in an active, engaging atmosphere that includes skits, dance, storytelling and more, and by introducing young people to living authors whose work they’re reading in the classroom.
  • Connects readers and authors at all levels, offering book lovers the chance to meet and greet their favorite writers and hear behind-the-scenes stories of writing and publishing.
  • Builds community by connecting with senior centers, book clubs, special interest community groups, libraries, bookstores and many others.
  • Encourages cultural diversity by combining common points of cultural reference with forums for discussion of our shared stories.
  • Gives sponsors a chance to support regional programs, and attracts the broadest possible cross-section of families and individuals throughout the area.
  • Fall for the Book, an IRS-recognized non-profit corporation, is governed by a board of directors that meets throughout the year.

Events take place at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, the festival’s base, and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

 

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