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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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  • Please Join Us In 2009…
    by Elizabeth | December 29th, 2008 |

    As 2008 comes to a close, it’s time to look back on the accomplishments of the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead. To that end, we’d like to share this open letter from the IAF Board. The letter contains a recap of all the IAF has accomplished this year, and how you can get involved in protecting and promoting art that slips between the cracks of genre. Please pass it on!

    Dear All,

    Only a few nights remain before the turn of the year, providing the opportunity to thank you for your help and support, and to share with you all that the Interstitial Arts Foundation has done during 2008:

    * Interfictions, the critically acclaimed Interstitial Arts anthology, was released in 2007 and quickly named to this year’s Tiptree Award honors list. We have the next volume, Interfictions II, underway for publication in 2009 – with hundreds of submissions from all over the world being read this month by editors Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak.

    * A chapter of the Interstitial Arts Foundation has been started in Boston, with the help and able direction of Wendy Ellertson, one of the IAF’s board members. They have begun meeting regularly, and are planning a visual arts-oriented salon.

    * Speaking of salons, we’ve hosted two exciting salon discussions this year through our website. Lively online conversations have enabled people to explore across disciplinary boundaries, and find new places and ways to connect and express themselves.

    * The IAF was also present at Readercon in New England and WisCon in the Midwest, holding get-togethers with people interested in interstitiality and the arts. Connections were also made with other arts organizations in New York City; Amsterdam; Paris; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Boston, Massachusetts.

    Supporting all of this were a variety of activities, including the very successful online auction led by K. Tempest Bradford that led to IAF’s own dedicated auctions site at www.iafauctions.com; the launch of our own reading group at Goodreads.com and on Facebook.com, and raising funds for and awareness of the IAF around the ‘net. Supporting the IAF salons, website, and blog is a newly-formed web committee, made up of volunteers like you.

    In February, the IAF Board of Directors met with local IAF supporters and friends in NYC at a tea hosted by Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, and conducted some long-range planning using the input gathered from attendees.

    Throughout all of these activities, we’ve been reaching out to friends and supporters and getting more people involved in interstitial arts. Our success has largely been made possible by the support we have received from people like you.

    In the upcoming year, the Interstitial Arts Foundation has several new programs in the works, including:

    * A new IAF blog and web presence. This will add more views of interstitial art from new voices, and will help us highlight the range of IAF activities across North America and even around the world.

    * An online Art Show is being planned, to build greater awareness of interstitial art that is visual in character and support the work of visual interstitial artists.

    * More salons are also being planned on a variety of topics, including academia.

    * And, of course, the next volume of Interfictions.

    To make this all work, we need you! We look forward to meeting everyone as we expand across the country and across other boundaries in the arts. We want to invite new ideas, new perspectives, new members, and new and renewed support for the IAF. Your emails, attendance at IAF-related events, volunteering, and financial support have been vital to our success. Please take a moment now and consider making a gift to the IAF, so we can make 2009 as much of a success as 2008 – and thank you for everything you have done already.

    When you contribute $25 or more, you become a “Friend of Interstitial Arts.” You can make an online donation immediately by going to our Click & Pledge page. If you’re making a donation by check, please make it payable to Interstitial Arts Foundation, Inc., and send it to: P.O. Box 35862, Boston, MA 02135. Please include a note with it giving us the URL you’d like us to link to from your name on our “Friends of IAF” page, if you’d appreciate such a link.

    Sincerely,

    Deborah Atherton (Secretary)
    Wendy Ellertson
    Ellen Kushner (Vice President)
    Victor J Raymond (President)
    Stephen H. Segal
    Delia Sherman (Treasurer)
    The IAF Board of Directors

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