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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.

    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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    ilene_joinThe Interstitial Arts Foundation, unlike many other nonprofit organizations, is entirely run by volunteers. To produce our projects, we rely on contributions from members like you, so please consider renewing or joining us today.

    In 2012, with your help, the Interstitial Arts Foundation:

    • Offered salons and town halls open to all interstitial artists in New York, Boston, and Indianapolis
    • Introduced the new work of exciting interstitial artists to others on our blog and Facebook page
    • Helped our friends and supporters achieve their crowd-funding goals through publicity boosts and sharing of their ideas
    • Continued sales of our groundbreaking international anthologies, Interfictions and Interfictions 2
    • Published Interfictions Zero, a rolling online anthology of interstitial criticism on interstitial texts

    Our newest project is Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, edited by Christopher BarzakMeghan McCarron, and Sofia Samatar, with IAF Co-Founder Delia Sherman as Executive Editor. Launching in Spring 2013, this bi-annual, online anthology will grow to include all kinds of art—visual, performing, interactive—that transcends boundaries and refuses to be kept in a box. But to make this all work, we need you!

    We look forward to meeting everyone as we expand across the country and across other boundaries in the arts. We want to invite new ideas, new perspectives, new members, and new and renewed support for the IAF. Your emails, attendance at IAF-related events, volunteering, and financial support have been vital to our success. Please take a moment now and consider making a gift to the IAF, so we can make this year as much of a success as the last– and thank you for everything you have done already!

    HOW TO JOIN

    When you contribute $25 or more, you become a “Friend of the Interstitial Arts Foundation.” You can make an online donation immediately by going to our Donate page. If you’re making a donation by check, please make it payable to Interstitial Arts Foundation, Inc., and send it to:

    The Interstitial Arts Foundation
    P.O. Box 35862
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    Please include a note with it giving us the URL you’d like us to link to from your name on our “Friends of the IAF” page, if you’d appreciate such a link.

    The Interstitial Arts Foundation is a Massachusetts Corporation and has been granted provisional 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Your contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible within the general limits prescribed by the U.S tax code for contributions to charitable organizations.

    MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING

    There are many ways to support the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s work:

    Right now, almost everyone involved in the IAF, from event organizers to contributors to this website, participates on a volunteer basis. Many of us are working artists of one kind or another, and are able to commit to this work on a project-by-project basis between deadlines.

    If you are interested in volunteering your time, expertise, contacts or general enthusiasm, please write to us at info at interstitialarts dot org. We’ll add your name to our volunteer list and contact you as relevant projects come up.

    Thank you for your support of Interstitial Arts and the many people who value them!