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  • Submission Guidelines for INTERFICTIONS 2
    by Ellen | October 17th, 2008 |

    Interfictions II will be edited by Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak. It will be published by Small Beer Press under the auspices of the Interstitial Arts Foundation in the Fall of 2009.

    Submission Guidelines for
    Interfictions II: The Second Anthology of Interstitial Writing

    What We’re Looking For

    Interstitial Fiction is all about breaking rules, ignoring boundaries, cross-pollinating the fields of literature. It’s about working between, across, through, and at the edges and borders of literary genres, including fiction and non-fiction. It falls between the cracks of other movements, terms, and definitions. If you have a story idea that’s impossible to describe in a couple of sentences, it may be interstitial.

    We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that engage us and make us think about literature in new ways. Rather than defining “interstitial” for you, we’d like you to show us what genre-bending fiction looks like. Surprise us; make us see that literature holds possibilities we haven’t yet imagined.

    We are also open to graphic stories of about 10 pages.

    Who We’re Looking For
    Writers in all genres of fiction (contemporary realism, mystery, historical, fantasy, whatever) who have an idea that challenges generic tropes and expectations..

    Practical Matters
    Our submission period will be from October 1, 2008 to December 2, 2008. Please submit electronically only. Send your stories as .rtf attachments to: You will hear from us after January, 2009.

    Overseas submissions are welcome. Stories previously published in other languages may be submitted in English translation for first English language publication. Please send disposable manuscripts and include email addresses.

    Please follow standard manuscript formatting and submission conventions: ie, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and the name of the story on each page. No simultaneous or multiple submissions. Word count is open, but the ideal range is 4,000-10,000 words. Payment will be 5 cents a word for non-exclusive world anthology rights, on publication, along with 2 author’s copies.

    – Delia Sherman
    – Christopher Barzak
    Any questions? Write us at interfictions[AT]interstitialarts[DOT]org

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    9 Responses to “Submission Guidelines for INTERFICTIONS 2”

    1. Sally Bellerose Says:

      Love this concept.
      I have a story that has been published as an MP3 file on a website called The story has not been published in print form. I retain print rights. Is the story eligible for submission to your anthology? Thanks, Sally B

    2. Christopher Barzak Says:

      Hi, Sally. We’d love to be able to look at your story, but unfortunately we only want to see stories that have not appeared anywhere at all yet, in any form. Please do send us something to consider, though.

    3. Your fiction is like diamonds* : Not a journal. Says:

      [...] There is a new piece going up every couple of days (auctions only last 4-7 days, so keep checking in) and the prices begin at all of $10. These are all donations to the IAF and any monies raised go to funding the recently-announced next anthology. [...]

    4. Interfictions Jewelry Auction continues through May 25th ¦ The Interstitial Arts Foundation Says:

      [...] Submission Guidelines for INTERFICTIONS 2 [...]

    5. Interfictions Auction Ended. . . ¦ The Interstitial Arts Foundation Says:

      [...] We had 20 pieces or jewelry sets, all donated by 12 amazing artists. We raised enough money to pay for approximately 18,000 words in Interfictions 2. We also sold a few more copies of the first anthology and raised our Amazon rank for a bit! We’ve also hopefully gotten the word out about the antho and made everyone just that much more famous. Many thanks to all the jewelers who gave IAF their time and craft to create pieces based on the stories in the first IAF original anthology, Interfictions, and to everyone who bid so generously on them. And our deepest thanks to Tempest, who not only coordinated all the jewelers and buyers, but created a new, permanent IAF Auctions site.  Now that we’ve got it, we might as well use it! Look for more exciting intersections of art and words, and more chances to support IAF . . . . [...]

    6. Joshua Gage Says:

      What about poetry?

    7. Christopher Barzak Says:

      Hi Josh, sorry for the late response. I think if you’re bending genres, which interstitial fiction does, you might convince us with poetry if it’s somehow, too, taking part in this kind of thing. If you feel you have something we should see, send it, and we’ll give it a look.

    8. alex Says:

      Add to my Bookmarks ;)

    9. Talking with Tim » Blog Archive » Cecil Castellucci on Beige, Her Creative Process Says:

      [...] Castellucci: The fact that I only have short stories coming out in 2009 is a weird fluke! First, I co-edited an anthology about Geeks and the Geek Observed called Geektastic with Holly Black. Then I was asked to be in a Vampire anthology, The Eternal Kiss and that was so fun to write. The story is called Wet Teeth and it’s totally creepy and wretched! Yeah! Then I have a story called The Long and Short of Long Term Memory coming out on the Interstital Arts Foundation anthology Interfictions II. That story is special to me because it’s my first story that is not a young adult story, although it’s perfectly suitable for teens. The most interesting thing is that I feel like these short stories have given me a chance to explore a new literary voice. The stories have informed the new work in progress that I’m working on, which is a novel, which is going to be something very, very different for me. So it’s been enormously wonderful and completely surprising to write these short stories. I feel very lucky that these new pieces in this new voice has been so warmly received and that my efforts to grow as a writer are going to be published. It’s encouraging me to be braver in my work. I love that! [...]

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