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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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  • Playing around on the borders
    by stephen | June 5th, 2007 |

    Alex Dally MacFarlane talks about Interfictions and Text:UR, The New Book of Masks in the same review.

    It made sense to me to review these two together, considering what they have in common: they both play around with the borders between genre fiction and mainstream fiction. Interfictions does it explicitly — the purpose of the anthology is to examine the borders, to cross them and to blur them — whereas Text:UR just does it anyway. That said, they are very different anthologies, a reflection of the difference in taste between the editors.

    Of Interfictions, she “tended to enjoy most the stories that leaned closer to the fantastical.”

    “A Dirge for Prester John” by Catherynne M Valente, a fictional origin for the Letter of Prester John, was probably my favourite; “A Map of the Everywhere” by Matthew Cheney I liked for its strangeness and its touching love story, “What We Know About The Lost Families of —House” by Christopher Barzak” I liked in particular for its collective and slightly creepy narrator, “A Drop of Raspberry” by Csilla Kleinheincz” attracted me because what’s not to like about a love story between a lake and a person, “Black Feather” played excellently with fairytale bits and pieces and the idea of past lives.

    She concludes: “The anthologies are both good… I will happily read Interfictions 2 and Text:UR 2 if they come into being.”

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