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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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  • ≡ New York City: Jan. 14, 2010

    Carlos Hernandez

    Carlos Hernandez

    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.

    All seats were full, as around thirty people sat on couches and at tables, enjoying drinks from the downstairs bar. St. Mark’s Bookshop Coordinator Greg Purcell welcomed everyone to the reading series, and introduced Interfictions editor Delia Sherman, who served as M.C. for the event, aided and abetted by Interstitial Arts Foundation President Ellen Kushner. During a temporary microphone malfunction, Ellen jumped to the rescue by showing off a couple of items from the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s recent fundraising auction that happened to be present: Alaya Johnson’s skirt (by Pam Noles ), and Ellen’s own hairpiece (by Erica Olson )!

    Jeffrey Ford began by reading the entirety of his “The Wall Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper,” the story that kicks off Interfictions 2. Following him, Alaya Dawn Johnson read a portion of her piece, “The Score.” Carlos Hernandez wrapped up the evening by reading the first half of his “The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria.”

    Judging by the audience’s reaction, a wonderful time was had by all. But no one enjoyed the evening more than Carlos, who turned 39 that day. Delia and Ellen, showing a level of discipline worthy of Shaolin monks, brought a grapefruit-sized cupcake to the reading which they not only managed to not eat, but to stick a candle in and present to Carlos, while the entire room sang the inevitable song. He is happy to report that, since the moment he blew out that candle, every one of his wishes has been granted.

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    Alaya Dawn Johnson
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    Alaya Dawn Johnson
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    Delia Sherman
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    Carlos Hernandez
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    Carlos Hernandez
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    Delia Sherman
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    Ellen Kushner displaying IAF Auction goodies; Alaya Dawn Johnson models skirt by Erica Olson
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    No, that’s not Ellen Kushner holding up a scalp – it’s an interstitial hair piece by artist Pam Noles!
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    Jeffrey Ford
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    Alaya’s hair is riveted by Greg Purcell’s introductory remarks
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    Jeffrey Ford reading his short story
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    Carlos Hernandez, Liz Clark, 2 unknowns, & Daniel Rabuzzi & Deborah Mills, when Jeff Ford got to a funny bit
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    Jeff Ford enjoys Alaya’s reading
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    …as does Carlos Hernandez, flanked by Liz Clark & Nora Jemison