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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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  • The IAF and Robert Redick in the Valley Advocate
    by Geoffrey | June 15th, 2010 |

    I’m admittedly a little late to the party with this one, but we at the IAF are incredibly chuffed to have been cited in a March 18, 2010 piece in The Valley Advocate. In Sailing Off the Map: Valley author Robert V.S. Redick brings the literary and fantastic together in high style, Advocate Associate Editor for Arts James Heflin describes Redick’s The Ruling Sea as a blend of literary and genre – and likens it to our stuff:

    It’s a wonderful thing to see the lines between science fiction, fantasy, mystery and other genres and “literary” fiction growing ever more blurred. At the far ends of the spectrum – say, Danielle Steel and James Joyce – the differences remain stark. Many writers whose books reside in the “literature” section still look down on their genre cousins.

    Nevertheless, the convergence of style and genre is a trend that’s readily observable in works like the Interfictions anthologies published by the local Small Beer Press. The anthologies are full of works that don’t abide by the usual strictures of genre, and are the products of the Interstitial (the 10-dollar word for in-between) Arts Foundation.

    In the case of Redick, reading some of his earlier work does not offer any intimation that a few years later he’d be crafting works with undeniable genre trappings, a move that few writers with high-powered literary chops pull off.

    While I’m not sure about ‘interstitial’ being a ten-dollar word ($3.50, sure, but $10?), the IAF is happy to provide some reference markers to the literary landscape. A hearty thank-you to the good Mr. Heflin for thinking of us, and I’ve added Redick’s novel to my to-read list. A four-book series that “takes place on a gigantic, 600-year-old sailing ship, the only ship left that’s capable of crossing the Ruling Sea”? Sign me up!

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