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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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  • INTERFICTIONS 2 cover art chosen: Alex Myers’ “e”
    by Ellen | March 31st, 2009 |

    Alex Myers' eWe got a fantastic array of work from artists who responded to our search for interstitial images for the cover for our upcoming anthology, Interfictions 2: over 300 images showed up at the new IAF Pool at Flickr.

    Many of them were seriously considered, but we can only do one cover, and in the end editors Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak, along with publisher Gavin Grant & the first Interfictions volume’s cover artist Connie Toebe, agreed to agree on this one.

    Alex Myers‘ “e” is part of a series he made “as a response to my growing awareness of art as commodity.

    These paintings will not last.
    They will fade.
    They will curl.
    They will eat themselves.
    They will not make a good investment.
    They are beautiful.

    All are mixed media on cereal boxes.”

    We asked Alex Myers why he thought this painting was a good fit for Interfictions 2, and he replied:

    ” . . . because this series has always dwelt in a place between comfortable categories. Not quite traditional painting, nor traditional throw-away package design, they instead, hybridize the two, creating a space for themselves. This to me is the very essence of Interstitial Art. Art that lives in the cracks, between the spaces of the well-defined.”

    Part of what attracted the editors to “e” was that some of its images, weirdly, can be found in the stories they’d already chosen for the anthology . . . . I guess we’ll see when Interfictions 2 appears this fall! Meanwhile, watch this space for a mockup of the cover, coming soon.

    Congratulations to Alex, and thanks to everyone whose art appears on the IAF Flickr page for all to see and comment on . . . and new work appears on the IAF homepage (in the blue column, to the right). Please don’t forget that while the search is closed, the Flickr group is still open: please keep posting your interstitial work, and keep in touch!

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    2 Responses to “INTERFICTIONS 2 cover art chosen: Alex Myers’ “e””

    1. I saw it on the back of a cereal box : Not a journal. Says:

      [...] The IAF have pulled (ouch) out a winner, “e” by Alex Myers, which will be used for the cover of their next antho, Interfictions 2. And, natch, it was painted on the back of a cereal box. Or maybe the inside. Which side is the inside if the box is flat? Hmm. (More about Alex and the cover). [...]

    2. INTERFICTIONS 2 cover art chosen Alex Myers 39 e The | Outdoor Decor Says:

      [...] INTERFICTIONS 2 cover art chosen Alex Myers 39 e The Posted by root 17 minutes ago ( Mar 31 2009 congratulations to alex and thanks to everyone whose art appears on the iaf flickr page for all to see and comment on and new work foundation the interstitial arts foundation is proudly powered by wordpress Discuss  |  Bury |  News | INTERFICTIONS 2 cover art chosen Alex Myers 39 e The [...]

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