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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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  • How to Host an IAF Salon That People Will Actually Come To
    by Felice | June 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

    K. Tempest Bradford shares her wisdom. Want to host an IAF Salon in your city? Worried that no one will come? Read on!

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    Upcoming IAF Salon: June 26th in New York City
    by Felice | June 5th, 2012 | No Comments »

    We’re thrilled to announce that longtime IAFer Tempest Bradford is starting up a monthly salon in New York City! The salon will have it first event on June 26th and meet every 4th Tuesday thereafter.

    It should go without saying that artists and art-lovers of all types are welcome. Feel free to bring calling cards, business cards, postcards, CDs or other things you can hand people to remind them that they met you and where they can find your work. If you’re a musician, bring your MP3 player/iPod or a USB key with your music and we’ll play it during the salon. If you’re a visual artist, bring digital images of your work on a USB key and we’ll add it to the slideshow that plays during the salon.

    IAF members will wear Host badges, so if you have any questions about the salon or the organization or you [...]

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    Biyuu this Weekend in Brooklyn!
    by InterstitialArts | May 31st, 2012 | No Comments »

    Recently, we posted about interstitial artist and sound art pioneer Liz Phillips’ new work Biyuu, featuring Butoh dancer Mariko Endo Reynolds. This weekend on June 2nd and 3rd  you will have the opportunity to see it in Brooklyn at Roulette’s magnificent new space at 509 Atlantic Avenue at 8 PM. To recap: Liz Phillips will explore the body electric, ground, and tides to reveal a fragile ecosystem. In this performance of  ”Biyuu” (a Japanese word which mimics the sound of bamboo bending in the wind) Liz and Mariko will investigate the body moving through both potential energy fields and in nature—bringing to the stage the sounds of bamboo, tall reeds and water.

    I will be there, and I hope those of you in the New York area who can make it will be there, too.  I once had the privilege of seeing Liz’s [...]

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    John Frame: an IAF Interview
    by InterstitialArts | May 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

    The Interstitial Arts Foundation interviews John Frame, whose evocative stop motion animation evokes Tim Burton, the Wizard of Oz, and Charlie Chaplin.

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    HOW TO FLIRT IN FAERIELAND AND OTHER WILD RHYMES
    by InterstitialArts | May 15th, 2012 | No Comments »

    On the Interstitial (or not) Nature of My Poems

    by C.S.E. Cooney

    The question I had to ask myself beginning this blog was, “How is abook of unabashedly fantastical poetry at all interstitial?”

    In a way, How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes is the exact opposite of interstitial – at least, the way I understand the word “interstitial,” though I wouldn’t be surprised if my understanding was a bit dim. This little book can actually claim a genre, for better or worse, as it dances on the graves of Shakespeare and Ogden Nash, pickax in hand, wearing little rainbow wings and curly horns, with its forked tongue tucked firmly in its cheek.

    But I got to thinking about the origins for some of the poems, the whole reason I wrote them, the purpose they were to serve – [...]

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    Earl Howard and Superstring
    by InterstitialArts | May 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

    The music of pioneering interstitial composer Earl Howard always surprises, but also engages and deeply moves the listener…

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    Publicity 101 by Eleanor Lang: The Final Frontier
    by Felice | May 8th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

    [Guest blogger Eleanor Lang sums up twenty years of experience in Part 4 of her four-part series on publicity. She previously shared her wisdom in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Thank you, Eleanor!]

    Publicity: The Final Frontier

    You know what publicity is. You know about the basic tools and how to use them. So what else is there? Not much, really, besides a recap and a few more concepts.

    If you are fortunate enough to have a publisher, producer or other benefactor, you don’t have to go it alone; try to work with them. Ask how you can help. Ask if they’ll share media contacts or if they’ll support you if you set up activities on your own. Don’t call your contact multiple times a day or require them to come up with detailed plans for you or you’ll piss your contact off; they [...]

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    Friday, April 27th: Sigils & Signs Opening Reception
    by Felice | April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »

    Curated by Pam Grossman, the creator of Phantasmaphile, “Sigils & Signs” is a collection of works blurring boundaries between magic and art.

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    Publicity 101 by Eleanor Lang: Social Media
    by Felice | April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

    [Guest blogger Eleanor Lang brings us Part 3 of her four-part series on publicity. Also check out Part 1 and Part 2. Eleanor is a publicity and marketing professional who has worked with interstitial writers for years. Check back next week for the last installment!]

    Publicity 101: Things that are not, strictly speaking, publicity, but you should know about anyway.

    Fifteen or so years ago, I wrote the first version of Publicity 101 as an internal memo. The start-up game company I worked for lost funding and eliminated all positions and departments that were not essential to the actual design and programming of games, including mine. I’d put a lot of work into creating a PR department and I didn’t want my efforts to go to waste, so I wrote that memo in the hopes that an overworked programmer charged with sending out a release wouldn’t screw it [...]

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    Publicity 101 by Eleanor Lang: The Next Step
    by Felice | April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

    Guest blogger Eleanor Lang brings us Part 2 of her four-part series on publicity, begun last week. Eleanor is a publicity and marketing professional who has worked with interstitial writers for years. Check back each week for the next installment!

    Publicity 101: The Next Step

    Last week, I defined publicity and talked about some basics for creating and sending information and developing contacts. Every piece of information you send out, whether a physical copy or electronic from, might as well be thrown into an abyss without follow-up. In the best of all possible worlds, your follow-up should result in a decisive “yes” or “no,” and while sometimes the reality is no reply, this brings me to a key point: keep notes, with the date you send out information, the dates you’ve followed up and any results.

    It’s a cold, cruel world. You know that your novel, critical [...]

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