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  • ≡ Interfictions 1
    Interfictions 1

    available from Small Beer Press, Powell’s, (in both print and Kindle editions) and at fine booksellers everywhere

    In Interfictions, the debut volume in the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s anthology series, nineteen writers dig into the imaginative spaces between conventional genres – realistic and fantastical, scholarly and poetric, personal and political – and bring up gems of a new kind of fiction: interstitial fiction.

    This is the literary mode of the new century, a reflection of the complex, ambiguous, and challenging world we live in.

    To illustrate the broad image of interest in this style of fiction, the editors gathered stories from new and established authors in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK, and also fiction translated from Spanish, Hungarian, and French.

    The nineteen stories in Interfictions, by some of the most interesting and innovative writers working today, will change your mind about what stories can and should do as they explore the imaginative space between conventional genres.

    Interfictions features an introduction by scholar Heinz Insu Fenkl and an afterword by the editors, Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss. The nineteen pieces of original interstitial fiction include 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.

    Table of Contents

    Heinz Insu Fenkl, Introduction

    Karen Jordan Allen, “Alternate Anxieties”

    Christopher Barzak, “What We Know About the Lost Families of — House”

    K. Tempest Bradford, “Black Feather”

    Matthew Cheney, “A Map of the Everywhere”

    Michael DeLuca, “The Utter Proximity of God”

    Adrián Ferrero, “When It Rains, You’d Better Get Out of Ulga” (translated from the Spanish by Edo Mor)

    Colin Greenland, “Timothy”

    Csilla Kleinheincz, “A Drop of Raspberry” (translated from the Hungarian by Noémi Szelényi)

    Holly Phillips, “Queen of the Butterfly Kingdom”

    Rachel Pollack, “Burning Beard: The Dreams and Visions of Joseph Ben Jacob, Lord Viceroy of Egypt”

    Joy Remy, “Pallas at Noon”

    Anna Tambour, “The Shoe in SHOES’ Window”

    Veronica Schanoes, “Rats”

    Léa Silhol, “Emblemata” (translated from the French by Sarah Smith)

    Jon Singer, “Willow Pattern”

    Vandana Singh, “Hunger”

    Mikal Trimm, “Climbing Redemption Mountain”

    Catherynne Valente, “A Dirge for Prester John”

    Leslie What, “Post Hoc”

    Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss, “Afterword: The Space Between”

    About the Editors

    Theodora Goss was born in Hungary and spent a peripatetic childhood in various European countries. She teaches at Boston University, is completing a PhD, and is introducing classes on the fantastic tradition in English literature. She is the author of a short story collection, In the Forest of Forgetting.

    More about Theodora can be found at Her essay “Crossing Borders, by Night” is available on this website.

    Delia Sherman was born in Tokyo, Japan, and brought up in New York City. She earned a PhD in Renaissance Studies at Brown University and taught at Boston University and Northeastern University. She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove, Changeling, and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. A co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, she lives in New York City.

    More about Delia can be found on her profile page and at Her essay “An Introduction to Interstitial Arts: Life on the Border” can also be found on this website.

    How to Order Interfictions

    Interfictions is currently available from Small Beer Press, Powell’s, (in both print and Kindle editions) and at fine booksellers everywhere. A preview of Interfictions can also be found on Google Books.