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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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  • A Letter from IAF President Larissa Niec
    by Felice | January 3rd, 2013 |
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    I’m delighted to share news of the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s movement and growth this past year. With your help, we were able to lend our support and promotion to more artists, reach wider audiences in new locations, and begin an exciting new project. As we head into 2013, I invite you to join us by renewing your membership and coming to one of our salons or town halls (or hosting one!)

    The Interstitial Arts Foundation (IAF) is a non-profit group dedicated to the study, support, and promotion of art that crosses borders, working to break down the many barriers—commercial or creative—that force artists into categories and genres.

    In 2012, you enabled us to:

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

    And in particular:

    The upcoming, bi-annual Interfictions is a new and critical direction for us. Beginning as an online literary anthology, it will grow to include all kinds of art—visual, performing, interactive—that transcends boundaries and refuses to be kept in a box.

    Interfictions and Interfictions 2 were revolutionary anthologies at a time when genre-bending fiction had difficulty finding a market. Thanks in part to these anthologies, many forms of interstitial literature are now practically mainstream. Five years later, the online Interfictions is a major step in our ongoing goal to support visual and performing arts and literary criticism as much as literary art. I’m tremendously excited about our new anthology and will keep you updated in 2013 as the project continues.

    The Interstitial Arts Foundation, unlike many other nonprofit organizations, is entirely run by volunteers. We don’t have a physical building, but meet mostly on the phone and online to create the results you see. But it still takes money to maintain our Web activities, organize meetings and salons, and promote the ideas and dreams of the artists who we support. We rely on contributions from members like you, so please consider renewing or joining us today.

    To become a Friend of the IAF in 2013, we ask for a gift of $25 (although if you could give a little more, it will help pay our professional rates for contributions to Interfictions). We’ll list you on our Web site, and you’ll be the first to hear about upcoming salons, town halls, and other local and national activities. The IAF is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, so your contribution will be fully tax-deductible. But more importantly, your gift will help today’s most innovative artists continue their work by breaking down outside definitions of how and what they should create.

    The easiest way to contribute is through our donor Web site. Or mail your contribution to P.O. Box 35862, Boston, MA 02135. If you include your URL, for donations of $25 or over we will link your name to your Web site.

    Thank you so much to all of you who have donated in the past, and a warm welcome to those of you who are new to us—artists and art-lovers alike. The work we do at the Interstitial Arts Foundation is vitally important, but we can only do it with your help. I hope you will be able to join us for 2013, which promises to be a wonderful one for Interstitial Arts!

    All the Best in the New Year,
    Larissa Niec
    President

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