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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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  • ≡ Past Events

    Over the years, the Interstitial Arts Foundation has hosted a number of readings, art exhibits, performances and other wonderful happenings. Please feel free to leaf through our scrapbook!


    Minneapolis, Minnesota: January 29, 2010


    past_event_20100129_tmb_2“I wrapped up the reading with selected bits of my ghost story – mostly the bits set in that very bookstore. Afterwards I got to show curious audience members the creepy freight elevator in the back.”

    Minneapolis, Minnesota: January 29, 2010


    past_event_20100129_tmb“I don’t know if it is David Schwartz’s normal reading style or if he was working the story, but what seems to be a somewhat morbidly funny story was very much served by his reading. The bitter humor jumped out at the audience (or just me), but I’m very much enthusiastic about ‘The 121′ from Schwartz’s reading. It would be very difficult to describe this story and there are some assumptions I’ve made about what is going on without knowing the ending, but I am definitely going to track down the anthology just for this story.”

    New York City: January 14, 2010


    events_20100114_tmb“On January 14, 2010, three authors from the Interfictions 2 anthology performed their stories for a New York audience in the East Village. The event was hosted by the iconic St. Mark’s Bookshop as part of their continuing reading series, and took place at the nearby Solas Bar (232 E. 9th Street), in an intimate performance area upstairs, hung with red velvet drapes, lit with candles, reminiscent of speakeasies and of the salons of days gone by.”


    Boston: November 13, 2009


    events_20091113_tmb“All of our authors at one point or another said something about this being the most fun reading they’d ever done. I loved the way that the music never overwhelmed the readers, but really lifted and enhanced the stories being read. It was almost like having background music in a movie, and did so much to bring the stories even more to life.”

    Los Angeles: November 10, 2009


    past_event_20091110_tmb“Veteran theater director Flynt Esquerra assembled a wonderful cast of actors including Dave Foley, Kimberly Huie, Rasika Mathur, Patty Cornell, Darcy Martin, Joseph Beck and Jason Van Over who performed selections from Cecil Castellucci’s ‘The Long and Short of Long-Term Memory,’ with Cecil performing the role of Heidi; Brian Francis Slattery’s ‘Interviews after the Revolution’, with Rasika Mathur performing all the parts (including all the male voices!) to hilarious and brilliant effect, causing several Hollywood-types in the audience to whisper Who is she? She’d be a great actress in an indie movie…; Ray Vukcevich’s ‘The Two of Me’; Peter M. Ball’s ‘Black Dog’; Nin Andrews’ ‘The Marriage’; Stephanie Shaw’s ‘Afterbirth’; and Elizabeth Ziemska’s ‘Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken’, with Elizabeth performing the role of the daughter and the narrator.”

    New York City: November 6, 2009


    past_event_20091106_tmb“Jeffrey Ford kicked things off with a reading from his Interfictions 2 short story ‘The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper’, followed by K. Tempest Bradford reading from her piece from Interfictions 1, ’Black Feather’. Veronica Schanoes came next with a reading from her Interfictions 1 contribution ‘Rats’, then Alaya Dawn Johnson read from her Interfictions 2 piece ‘The Score’.”

    Los Angeles: August 15, 2009


    past_event_20090815_tmb“I invited Steven Collins, an Attitude Adjustment engineer from JPL (he helps to make sure that the rockets go in the direction they are supposed to) who is also a musician to warm up the evening with some theremin playing. He delighted us all with his outer space 1950s sounds and a song about Marie Curie (where he even played the Theremin with a Geiger Counter!).”

    Brunswick, Maine: July 15, 2009


    past_event_20090715_tmb“Erin Underwood opened the salon by welcoming everyone to the Frontier Café and extending a special welcome to the Stonecoast MFA students who came out to support interstitial fiction. Ellen Kushner gave a rousing introduction of the IAF’s work. After a little socializing, Delia Sherman introduced Catherynne Valente who gave a reading from her Interfictions story ‘A Dirge for Prester John’. Next up was Will Ludwigsen, reading ‘Remembrance is Something Like a House’ from the Interfictions 2 anthology.”