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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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  • New Interfictions journal Table of Contents announced!
    by Felice | May 21st, 2013 |

    Interfictions OnlineThe Interstitial Arts Foundation is so pleased to announce the launch of the newest installation of our Interfictions series: Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, edited by Christopher Barzak, Meghan McCarron, and Sofia Samatar, with IAF Co-Founder Delia Sherman as Executive Editor.

    The new, bi-annual online journal seeks to push the boundaries (of course!) of what it means to publish on the web. To that end, the editors have gathered pieces from wildly different corners of the writing, visual arts, and music worlds in order to showcase weird and wonderful work that falls outside conventional categories. The results are truly fascinating. We’re immensely proud of this inaugural issue, and we can’t wait to share it with you in less than a week!

    Note: If you will be attending WisCon 37 in Madison, Wisconsin, please join us at our LAUNCH PARTY on Saturday, May 25th at 9 pm in Room 607. Enjoy mixed drinks, create interstitial art, and win prizes, including signed copies of Christopher Barzak’s new collection, Before and Afterlives, and Sofia Samatar’s debut novel, A Stranger in Olondria.

    To whet your appetite, here is a preview of our first issue from the editors:

    In this first issue, we’ve assembled an exhibit of fiction that remixes and re-imagines form, genre, and voice. Jedediah Berry’s “The Thing Under the Drawing Room” mixes an homage to adventure narratives, especially those of Conan the Barbarian, with a mannered tale of intrigue. Kiini Ibura Salaam’s “The Taming” inhabits the perspective of a captured wolf. Keith Miller’s “The Tale of Robin Duck” mixes text and illustration in a slideshow format to create a different kind of reading experience. And Janalyn Guo’s “Acting Lessons” presents a play-within-a-story that examines, and perhaps expands, the roles we play in life.

    Our nonfiction and poetry offerings broaden the field of the Interfictions anthologies, allowing for even more innovation and genre play. In nonfiction, Sunny Chan’s “a Collection of things arranged in order” uses lists to link the personal essay to a range of preoccupations: literary, cultural, and environmental. Dan Campbell’s “Codex to Weave a Spell Unspoken” responds to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in both words and images. And Brit Mandelo’s “Gonzo: The Real, the Surreal, and Hunter S. Thompson,” examines the roots of the outrageous blend of fact and fiction known as gonzo journalism.

    In poetry, Rose Lemberg’s “Bone Shadows” mingles the literary with the speculative, and the personal with the magical. Gwynne Garfinkle’s prose poem “Ginnie and the Cooking Contest” works in the spaces between genres, forms of experience, and continents. Paul Jessup’s “all the houses on sesame street are haunted houses” echoes children’s rhymes to express adult loss. And “A Pentatonic Moon” combines words and music: these original translations of five Tang dynasty poems, by Emily Jiang and C.L. Jiang, have been set to music by Emily Jiang.

    All of our offerings contain elements that make them hard to classify. The categories “fiction,” “nonfiction,” and “poetry,” should be taken with a healthy dose of salt. Never prescriptive or closed, they are intended as signposts, as question marks, and as a challenge.

    The IAF would like to thank Delia Sherman, Christopher Barzak, Meghan McCarron, and Sofia Samatar for their hard work and brilliance, as well as Interfictions webmistress Tara O’Shea. We hope you love Interfictions as much as we do and will consider submitting to our next issue!

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