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