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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. 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. Now our work begins in earnest. We will […]

    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. With the publication […]

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  • ≡ About Interfictions

    Interfictions is the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s anthology series showcasing short interstitial fiction.

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    Our newest project is Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, edited by Christopher BarzakMeghan McCarron, and Sofia Samatar, with IAF Co-Founder Delia Sherman as Executive Editor. Launching in Spring 2013, this bi-annual, online anthology will grow to include all kinds of art—visual, performing, interactive—that transcends boundaries and refuses to be kept in a box. 


    Interfictions Zero, edited by Delia Sherman and Helen Pilinovsky, is an online anthology of seven works of interstitial criticism on interstitial texts, concerning previously published pieces of interstitial writing. The goal of Interfictions Zero is to begin to create a historical context for how interstitial writing affects the growth and development of various literary genres and to work towards a practical definition of Interstitiality.

    Featuring original art by M. W. Kaluta.

    Interfictions Zero was published online during 2011-2012. We invite you to submit new critical and interstitial work to our new journal, Interfictions Online.


    The first book in the series – Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing – was co-edited by Theodora Goss and Delia Sherman and featured works from Christopher Barzak, Colin Greenland, Holly Phillips, Rachel Pollack, Vandana Singh, Anna Tambour, Catherynne M. Valente, Leslie What, and others. The cover illustration is by Connie Toebe. Interfictions was published by Small Beer Press in 2007. For more information on Interfictions, click here.


    The second book in the series – Interfictions 2 – was co-edited by Christopher Barzak and Delia Sherman and featured works from Nin Andrews, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Alan DeNiro, Jeffrey Ford, Theodora Goss, M. Rickert and Brian Francis Slattery, as well as an introduction from Henry Jenkins and an afterword by Colleen Mondor. The cover illustration is by Alex Myers. Interfictions 2 was published by Small Beer Press in November of 2009. For more information on Interfictions 2, click here – and be sure to check out the press coverage of the book and our extensive list of interviews with the editors and contributors! A Study Guide is now available for teachers.


    In addition, a collection of short fiction also selected by Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak is currently being published in the Annex section of this website. This collection features works from Kelly Barnhill, Kelly Cogswell, F. Brett Cox, Chris Kammerud, Eilis O’Neal, Ron Pasquariello, Mark Rich, and Genevieve Valentine. For more information on this collection, click here.