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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.

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  • Wendy Ellertson and Interfictions I in Mythic Passages
    by Geoffrey | February 3rd, 2009 |

    The IAF heartily welcomes the return of Mythic Passages: the Magazine of Imagination from the Mythic Imagination Institute. Its Winter 2009 issue, which has just been posted online at http://www.mythicjourneys.org, features not only a cover article on the phoenix in art and literature from the IAF’s own Wendy Ellertson but a glowing review of Interfictions I from Anya Martin as well!

    From Wendy’s article:

    Phoenixes have long intrigued me because of their symbolism, elegant shape, and dramatic colors. Flight and wings have always been an important element in my artwork. And so it was that early in 2006 I decided to create a large red and golden phoenix as a major piece in my display at the American Craft Council Baltimore. At the same time, a story about the disappearance of the phoenix, a quest, and the cupola of a house near our home crept into my journals. Then the newest Harry Potter edition came out – with a red phoenix on the cover. “So much for my idea,” I thought.

    From the Interfictions I review:

    I am sure the editors may wish to make a case why this anthology of “interstitial” stories shouldn’t be classified as fantasy, so I want to start by saying that I have no intention of pigeonholing it as such. But because it is co-edited by Delia Sherman who is best known as a fantasy author, many members of the Interstitial Arts Foundation (IAF) come from fantasy, and most of the stories have an otherworldly element, a case can be made that it will appeal especially to those who love fantasy literature but also are frustrated by its general lack of creativity in recent years or are drawn to less-American approaches such as works of magical realism or fiction by Jonathan Carroll and Milan Kundera.

    The entire issue is well worth the reading. Thanks for the kind words, Mythic Passages, and welcome back!

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