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New Interfictions journal Table of Contents announced!
by Felice | May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

The Interstitial Arts Foundation is so pleased to announce the launch of the newest installation of our Interfictions series: Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, edited by Christopher Barzak, Meghan McCarron, and Sofia Samatar, with IAF Co-Founder Delia Sherman as Executive Editor. The new, bi-annual online journal seeks to push the boundaries (of course!) of […]


Interfictions Zero resumes in 2012.
by Geoffrey | December 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

A quick note from Delia Sherman and Helen Pilonovsky, the co-editors of Interfictions Zero: The editors of Interfictions Zero apologize for the spotty nature of our updates. We have been overtaken with Life Events, entirely of the good variety, but still overwhelming. Come January 2012, however, we will be back, with S.J. Hiron’s “The wu […]


New Interfictions Zero essay: “Interstitial International? Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre”
by Geoffrey | September 19th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

(The next in our series of Interfictions Zero essays is now available in the Projects section of our site: Sofia Samatar’s “Interstitial International? Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre“. Samatar is a PhD student in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies 20th-century Arabic literature with […]


New Interfictions Zero Essay: “Don’t Let It Be Forgot: The Once and Future Story”
by Erin Underwood | July 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Interfictions Zero co-editor Helen Pilinovsky writes: Our latest essay, “Don’t Let It Be Forgot: The Once and Future Story,” written by Kat Howard, is now up at these addresses (the first takes you to the front-page and synopsis, the second is a direct link): http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0.php http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0_dontletitbeforgot.php This month, Kat Howard gives us a fascinating meditation […]


New Interfictions Zero Essay: “Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality”
by Erin Underwood | June 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Interfictions Zero co-editor Helen Pilinovsky writes: Our latest essay, “Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality,” written by Rachel Zakuta and illustrated by Michael Kaluta, is now up at these addresses (the first takes you to the front-page and synopsis, the second is a direct link): http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0.php http://www.interstitialarts.org/projects/interfictions0_rebeccawest.php Zakuta presents a fascinating overview of West’s writing, focusing specifically […]


Will Ludwigsen interview in Apex Magazine
by Geoffrey | May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »

Fans of our Interfictions book series will be familiar with the name Will Ludwigsen, as his short story “Remembrance Is Something Like a House” appeared in Interfictions 2. Stephanie Jacob’s new Apex Magazine interview with Will hit the web today, in which Will has a few kind words to say about the IAF: I think […]


A new Interfictions Zero essay: “On Mosaic Novels” (comments welcome!)
by Mike Allen | May 13th, 2011 | 6 Comments »

Today we posted a second essay from Interfictions Zero, the rolling online anthology of interstitial criticism on interstitial texts. Author J.M. McDermott in his essay “On Mosaic Novels” posits : I’m going to propose that there exists such a thing as a Mosaic Novel, as I will define it contrary and in addition to any […]


IAF 2011: What we’ve done, what’s still to come
by Larissa | April 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »

This year is proving to be an active and exciting one for the IAF: we’ve created an online anthology of critical essays on interstitial literature, released a free teaching resource for Interfictions 2, and offered a month of daily interviews and reviews. Come see what we’ll be doing next!


First Interfictions Zero essay is up! “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo”: Comments welcome
by Ellen Kushner | April 4th, 2011 | 5 Comments »

IAF’s newest project, Interfictions Zero, the rolling online anthology of interstitial criticism on interstitial texts, launched April 1 – no kidding!  Our first essay author, Carlos Hernandez, says: Hey gang, my essay “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo” is inaugurating Interfictions Zero, a new web anthology of essays about genre-busting literature. It’s lit. crit. by way of […]


The Once and Future King
by Ellen Kushner | March 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Author Michael Swanwick (IMO one of our greatest living interstitial writers) posted over on Facebook recently: Here’s a good trivia question, courtesy of [longtime influential book editor &  founder of NYRSF], David G. Hartwell. The best-selling fantasy novel of the 1950s was published as a mainstream book. What was it? Guesses included Animal Farm, Charlotte’s […]


Interfictions Zero now accepting rolling submissions for publication
by Delia | February 13th, 2011 | No Comments »

Editors Delia Sherman and Helen Pilinovsky are now reading submissions for Interfictions Zero, a rolling online anthology of interstitial criticism on interstitial texts. Every month, an original essay will go up on the Interstitial Arts website, concerning some previously published piece of interstitial writing (hyperlinked where possible). The goal of Interfictions Zero is to begin […]


Rats & Alice & how to figure it out for yourself
by Ellen Kushner | January 7th, 2011 | No Comments »

Here at the IAF, we’re always saying that interstitial art is art without genre conventions to fall back on, art that demands you read it on its own terms. How does that work, exactly? Veronica Schanoes (author of “Rats” in the IAF anthology Interfictions, and an Assistant Professor of English at Queens College-CUNY) offers a […]