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    The Interstitial Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study, support, and promotion of interstitial art: literature, music, visual and performance art found in between categories and genres – art that crosses borders. Find out more!

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    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

    Which means we not only get to publish Interfictions Online for another year, but we can pay our contributors at higher rates now, rates more in line with the effort and talent that innovation requires. Thank you, each and every one of the 277 generous donors who stepped forward to say that interstitial art is valued and valuable. The number of people is as important as the number of dollars raised. We are awed by your generosity.
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    INTERFICTIONS issue #3 is up online!

    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

    The fiction offerings remix tropes from ghosts to automata, with new work by Richard Butner, Su-Yee Lin, Kat Howard, Tade Thompson and S. Craig Renfroe Jr.

    Several of the poems in this issue reimagine older narratives: Sridala Swami’s AI Winter draws on the Mahabharata, Sonya Taaffe’s Double Business on Hamlet, and Mary Alexandra Agner’s Hypothesis Between Your Ribs on the brief life of Charles Darwin’s daughter.


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    The IAF Annex is our online showcase of exclusive interstitial works. One part anthology, one part gallery, one part performance space, and one part everything else, the Annex is the IAF's grand exhibition hall.

    We are currently featuring companion works to our new short fiction anthology Interfictions 2, which was published by Small Beer Press in November, 2009. For the eight weeks leading up to its release, we published one short story a week here in these pages. We hope you enjoy them – and if you do, you can find more interstitial works in Interfictions 2!

    Current Featured Works

    Eilis O'Neal
    "The next question is: Which is more profitable: a goose that lays a golden egg once a week or a wife who spits gold coins whenever she speaks?"
    Chris Kammerud
    "The thing about Allison is she hated having her name sung to her but loved Elvis Costello. She hated unicorns, too, unless they were bad-ass unicorns that used their horns to impale enemies in the heart."
    Kelly Cogswell
    "If I knew nothing about arousing primates, vegetables were another world."
    Mark Rich
    "Days at the drafting table had provided such neat mental constructions - perfect lines and angles within which he could situate himself, to feel measured and squared... He must have slipped away from sensing the roundness and fullness of the world."
    Ron Pasquariello
    "Before you left today, / You forgot to walk me. Look, / A gift on the rug. / Wake up. Wake up. Look, / Look. Cringe. It's the paperboy. / He comes to kill you."
    Kelly Barnhill
    "You loved a mountain before you ever did love me. I say this without petulance or accusation. I say this because we are animal and we love what we love."
    F. Brett Cox
    "A genuine pulp Technicolor dream / Brush my finger down your nylon seam. As Dave walks past Uncle John's secretary in the outer office she stands behind her desk with one leg in her chair. Her skirt drapes her naked thigh as she rolls her knee-high stockings down." Features musical accompaniment.
    Genevieve Valentine
    "When he closes her in the master closet, says, 'These were her things. Take whatever you want,' she knows what it really means, and trembles in the little prison."
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