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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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    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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  • “Stonefield” by Mark Rich: 5th Interfictions Annex story up online!
    by DeborahB | October 13th, 2009 |

    “Days at the drafting table had provided such neat mental constructions – perfect lines and angles within which he could situate himself, to feel measured and squared… he must have slipped away from sensing the roundness and fullness of the world.”

    Welcome to the fifth week in the IAF Annex, in which we bring you new interstitial fiction for each week leading up to the release of Interfictions 2! This week, Mark Rich captivates and unsettles us with “Stonefield“: a ghost story, perhaps, of time and place… or maybe a rumination on a type of American Atlas.

    As Mark says:

    On my desk I have an old tourist-curio bell with a decal that reads, “Stonefield.” The place is an actual one, down along the Mississippi River. Well worth a visit. Yet the story arose not just from the place but from a person I met, and spent some brief time with… and at some point after meeting him I was seeing out his eyes, or at least trying to. It was not quite a ghostly experience, although the expression of it took a necessary turn in that direction.

    I tend to think that this is a story entirely of this world. And, also, that it is not entirely of this world.

    This story is perfect for a mid-October evening, posessing creeping moments of ghostliness and enervation as it does. But you don’t have to take my word for it: check it out!

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