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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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  • What’s it all mean, then?
    by stephen | April 13th, 2007 |

    We see a conversation between Interfictions contributor Christopher Barzak and U.K. SF critic Niall Harrison has grown into an interesting debate about the usefulness of the “interstitial” descriptor for fiction.

    Our two cents: “Interstitial” was never really meant to be a label as such — and certainly not a marketing label. Rather, it’s a deliberately vague adjective that acknowledges the frustrating in-betweenness of certain works of art that are therefore difficult to explain (and, thus, sell). The Interstitial Arts Foundation — still a very young group — seeks to find ways of supporting and nurturing those who create such works.

    Because the founders of the IAF are speculative fiction authors, there’s an understandable but mistaken impression that “interstitial” is somehow a competing literary movement with “slipstream.” Not at all. There are interstitial works of performance art. There are interstitial works of visual art. There are interstitial works of music and film. There are interstitial works of art which fall in between the aforementioned mediums themselves. And there are interstitial works of literature — some of which fall under Bruce Sterling’s designation of “slipstream.” We hope Interfictions will serve as an illustrative snapshot of what the editors consider, in 2007 at least, interstitial writing.

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