Phoebe publishes one print issue and one online issue each academic year. Single issue and multi-year print subscriptions are available.

Phoebe Online Issues

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Phoebe is George Mason University’s graduate literary and arts journal, publishing original poetry, prose, and visual art since 1971. Phoebe insists that reading can be both vigorously intellectual and entertaining, and 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 its readers. Curated by graduate students from Mason’s English and Art departments working under the Student Media umbrella, Phoebe’s content — whether visual, verbal, traditional, or innovative — is consistently thought-provoking and experimental.

Phoebe sponsors several annual contests including the Greg Grummer Poetry Award, Winter Fiction Contest, and Creative Nonfiction Contest. Past contest judges have included Cheryl Strayed, Harrison Scott Key, Joshua Ferris, Jericho Brown, Eduardo Corral, and Benjamin Percy.

“The local home of national talent,” past Phoebe contributors include Stephen Dobyns, Yusef Komunyakaa, C. K. Williams, Rosemarie Waldrop, and Richard Bausch.

Contact Phoebe:
(703) 993-2915
The Hub Suite 1201 (lower level next to Mail Services)

Phoebe Journal
The Hub Suite 1201, MS 2C5
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


Spring 2023 Staff:

Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Kayla Hare
(703) 993-2915


Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Jason Hartsel
Faculty Advisor
(703) 993-3408

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