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    IAF INTERFICTIONS ONLINE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN ends above target goal

    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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  • Sneak Peek at our New Arts Department
    by InterstitialArts | June 28th, 2014 |
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    Interfictions Online’s Arts Editor Henry Lien begins a new series of posts describing some of the proposed projects for the new Arts Department that the Indiegogo Campaign will help fund.

    Proposed Arts Department Project 1: “When Brands Undergo Radical Gender Identity Reassignment”

    The U.S. Supreme Court Justices tell us that corporations are people. However, what the Supremes don’t tell us is that brands have genders. Or so the corporations would want us to believe. Witness, for example, the hilarious customer review responses to the BIC Cristal for Her Ball Pen.

    We’re planning a piece in Interfictions about brands that undergo some sort of radical gender identity reassignment, or even more interesting, brands whose gender identities, as decided by their corporate parents, are threatened by outside forces. It will be an interdisciplinary essay/gallery/found media piece emphasizing the art and graphic design elements necessary to change, or defend, the brand’s gender identity. The funds raised by the campaign will help compensate the writer as well as any artists, graphic designers, or branding specialists required to create visual aids for the project, such as fictional ads regendering existing brands.

    One case study the piece will examine will be the epic lawsuit that Hasbro vainly filed to try to get the U.S. Customs Office not to classify G.I. Joe as “dolls” for customs purposes. The customs classification was something that the public would never see, but the idea of G.I. Joe being a doll was so devastating to Hasbro’s image of the brand’s gender identity that they fought it with everything they had. And inadvertently brought media attention through the lawsuit to the truth that boys who play with G.I. Joe are playing WITH DOLLS.

    Here is a teaser about another case study. Before he was the Marlboro Man, she was “Mild as May.”
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