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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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  • “Quiz” by Eilis O’Neal: 8th Interfictions Annex Story up online!
    by Erin | November 6th, 2009 |

    The IAF Annex features a new original short story each week, leading up to the official publication of our genre-spanning anthology Interfictions 2 on November 2, 2009. This week we’re pleased to bring you our final Annex story, “Quiz” by Eilis O’Neal!

    Eilis writes:

    I had the idea for “Quiz” while I was on a trip. I was in bed, getting ready to go to sleep, and suddenly I just had a picture of this woman on a quiz show – except all the questions were about fairy tales . . . .

    A lot of my short fantasy lives in the borderlands between genres. I’m not sure why, except that I like the ambiguity, the idea that people can read it in a variety of ways. Is the magic real, or is it just someone’s imagination? Are things happening in a literal way, or are they metaphor? In “Quiz,” the honest answer is that I don’t know. But the dilemma presented to the woman, the emotions she feels, and the choice she has to make are all real for me and, I hope, for the reader. And tangling them up in fairy tale language – real or not – helps me get to the core of these issues. Plus, I just like fairy tales.

    Read “Quiz” now and make sure to check out the newly published anthology Interfictions 2. Tell your friends!

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