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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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  • From a co-founder: Occupy [Artistic] “Wall Street”
    by Ellen | October 9th, 2011 |

    Listening to this week’s NPR On the Media segment with host Brooke Gladstone speaking with Occupy Wall Street representative (and former AIDS activist) Bill Dobbs made me think of the early days of the IAF.

    When Brooke presses Dobbs to say what genuine action the Occupy Wall Street protests are achieving, he says that they’ve gotten a ton of media coverage, and, most importantly, made people aware of the issue, made it a topic of discussion and debate.

    That’s pretty much what we were thinking when we started urging people to think about “interstitial art” and to join the IAF.

    Then everyone started mocking us for doing nothing but talk.  So we published two paper anthologies (with study guide), an online story annex, an online anthology of academic criticism, a ton of blog posts, created an art auction and a series of multimedia music/reading/video events,  and locally-run Salons.

    Like the Wall Street protesters, though, we’ve always hoped that, encouraged by our efforts, people will take matters into their own hands.

    What are you up to these days?

    Ellen Kushner, Co-Founder,
    President Emerita,

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