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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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  • From Interstitial to Genre: Feminism in Science Fiction
    by Erin | June 25th, 2010 |

    It wasn’t so long ago that combining feminism and science fiction was considered interstitial. Things have changed since then, and women have established a solid presence in the science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction fields. Still, this is an excellent example of how interstitial literature can evolve into a firmly established genre. In honor of the IAF’s upcoming collection of essays, Interfictions Zero, it seems appropriate to honor this once interstitial form of fiction and group of writers with a fun video treat.

    The video “Diana Comet Presents…75 Years of Fabulous Writers,” a periodic table of 117 writers in 3 minutes, was created by science fiction writer Sandra McDonald. She’s done a wonderful job of incorporating feminism, science, literature, history, technology, music, humor, and advertising into this snappy video that is reflective and amusing. Given the combination of forms used to create this video, I’d call this piece interstitial all on its own.

    At heart, this is a book promotion for McDonald’s new collection Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, but look closely and you’ll see some stars of the interstitial fiction world. Look closer, and you’ll see bread crumbs for the path that took these female writers from the interstitial side of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction straight into the heart of these established genres. Enjoy!

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