Submissions Policies

Please submit your works here.  You are allowed to submit up to 10 works including research writing, literary critiques or analyses, and other academic works. Please select the most appropriate category for your work and review the guidelines for that category before submitting. Deadline for publication in the 2016-2017 issue is February 8, 2017.

For more information on how your work is reviewed or on supplementary statements, see below.

Content Selection Criteria
We cannot anticipate the many varied and creative forms that re-visioned scholarship will undoubtedly take.  Nevertheless, we must provide ourselves, our peer reviewers, and you–our audience and submitters–some guidance.  Thus, the George Mason Review peer-reviewer staff keeps the following criteria in mind when reviewing your works:

This Work…

  • Makes the discourse of the field accessible to those not in it
    • Explicates the connections and applications of the work to other field
    • Explains terminology, principles, and perspectives thoroughly and clearly
  • Re-visions scholarship
    • Explores how to effectively incorporate improbable structures from other genres, disciplines, or fields
    • Explores and blurs the distinction between “academic” and “creative”
    • Challenges the boundaries separating the humanities from the sciences
  • Acts as an effective model of undergraduate scholarship
    • Shows an understanding of principles, methods, and theories in the field
    • Integrates these principles, methods, and theories of the field in a fluid and engaging way
    • Incorporates sources appropriately and effectively (where applicable)
  • Engages the audience’s interest
    • Addresses audience appropriately and clearly in its own context
    • Demonstrates elements of good writing that make it enjoyable to read

Supplementary Statements:
The GMR is particularly interested in explanations of the processes involved in creating traditionally-defined “creative” works.  Therefore, the supplementary statement is often as important as the work itself.

This statement should…

  1. Explain the principles and methods that were incorporated in or influenced the work
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of field-specific theories incorporated in the work
  3. Discuss the overall genesis of the work
  4. Make the work accessible to those not in your discipline