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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.

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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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  • Connie Toebe: a Visual Recommendation by Chandra Peltier.
    by Geoffrey | February 23rd, 2010 |
    Connie Toebe

    Now available in the Visual Arts section of Recommendations is a new profile of Interfictions 1 cover artist Connie Toebe by Chandra Peltier. Here’s an excerpt:

    Connie uses a variety of media with which she chooses to express herself. Perhaps best known for her diorama boxes (similar to what can be seen on the cover of Interfictions), Connie is very resourceful in her reinvention of recycled objects, noting that she likes to “use a bit of everything. I like to use found boxes. I’ve used old radio and speaker cabinets, cigar boxes, even an old cardboard game box. Right now I have a big old wooden TV cabinet from the 50s that I found in the alleyway behind my house. I’ll be making that into a diorama with some ‘honeycombs’ that we cleaned out from wasp nests below our porch. I also sometimes make my own boxes.” The boxes are merely the starting point, as they literally set the stage for the tiny dramas that unfold within. “I use a lot of Victorian imagery,” Connie continues, “mostly from old ladies’ fashion magazines, antique travel and science books. I LOVE old Victorian books and buy them all the time. I was given a bunch of Victorian era fabric scraps, hand crochet pieces, lace, etc. that I’m starting to work into my boxes.” Victorian imagery was also featured heavily in Connie and Lisa Stock’s Flash animated piece, Through the Cobweb Forest.

    The profile includes representative samples of Toebe’s work, including her album cover for the avant garde band Zelienople; her cover for Catherynne M. Valente’s A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects; and examples of her diorama boxes and “through the viewfinder” photography. Check it out!

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