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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.

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    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.

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  • Interfictions Auction Ended. . . now what?
    by Ellen | June 1st, 2008 |

    . . . bringing in a total of just under $1000 for the IAF!
    In the words of Auction Organizer (and writer and jeweler and fulltime goddess) K. Tempest Bradford:

    We had 20 pieces or jewelry sets, all donated by 12 amazing artists. We raised enough money to pay for approximately 18,000 words in Interfictions 2. We also sold a few more copies of the first anthology and raised our Amazon rank for a bit! We’ve also hopefully gotten the word out about the antho and made everyone just that much more famous.

    Many thanks to all the jewelers who gave IAF their time and craft to create pieces based on the stories in the first IAF original anthology, Interfictions, and to everyone who bid so generously on them.
    And our deepest thanks to Tempest, who not only coordinated all the jewelers and buyers, but created a new, permanent IAF Auctions site. Now that we’ve got it, we might as well use it! Look for more exciting intersections of art and words, and more chances to support IAF . . . .

    Any ideas on what you’d like to see auctioned next?

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    5 Responses to “Interfictions Auction Ended. . . now what?”

    1. Erzebet YellowBoy Says:

      An idea that is currently being tossed around is to create handbound books, either blank books inspired by the stories in Interfictions II or individual books of each of the stories themselves. This is naturally something I would participate in gladly, if we receive enough of a positive response.

    2. Sarah Evans Says:

      Maybe other small pieces of art, non-jewelry-related, revolving around Interfictions? Or, for variety, Interfictions II (after it does come out)? Or maybe pages of manuscript scribbles from the authors? Some people would surely value those.

    3. Ellen Kushner Says:

      Yes, Sarah! Yes, Erzebet! We are delighted to say that there are plans afoot to do another auction around INTERFICTIONS 2 right when the book comes out – and we do like the idea of opening it up to art that’s not just jewelry. Watch this space for more news as it happens.

      And we are very excited, too, about the handbound books happening then, too. (By “we” I mean the IAF Executive Board, who are, of course, always looking for brave volunteers for our nefarious projects . . .)

    4. Ginevra Says:

      Nice work! I’ll have to do a cross post on this one ;)

    5. ellen kushner Says:

      Thank you! Would you like to be involved in the next such auction? INTERFICTIONS 2 will be published in Fall 2009….

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