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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 […]

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  • ≡ Interfictions 2
    Interfictions 2
    available now from Small Beer Press, Powell’s and Amazon, and via IndieBound; e-book versions available from Fictionwise and on the Kindle from Amazon

    Delving deeper into the genre-spanning territory explored in Interfictions, Interfictions 2 showcases twenty-one original and innovative writers from six countries, including the United States, Poland, Norway, Australia, France, and Great Britain.

    Newcomers such as Alaya Dawn Johnson, Theodora Goss, and Alan DeNiro rub shoulders with established visionaries such as Jeffrey Ford (The Drowned Life), Brian Francis Slattery (Liberation), Nin Andrews (The Book of Orgasms), and M. Rickert (Map of Dreams).

    Henry Jenkins (MIT, USC) provides a fantastic introduction sure to set readers’ imaginations alight. Colleen Mondor (Chasing Ray) interviews the editors for the afterword. The cover illustration is by Alex Myers.

    Interfictions 2 has been very well-received by both the press and the blogosphere, including having been named one of’s Top 10 Books of 2009: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Be sure to check out our press coverage and our interviews from around the Internet!

    Teachers, students and book groups: Check out the Interfictions 2 Study Guide!

    Interfictions 2 is made possible through the gracious support of our many Friends of Interfictions 2.

    Table of Contents

    Henry Jenkins, “Introduction: On the Pleasures of Not Belonging
    Jeffrey Ford, “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper”
    M. Rickert, “Beautiful Feast”
    Will Ludwigsen, “Remembrance Is Something Like a House”
    Cecil Castellucci, “The Long and Short of Long-Term Memory”
    Alaya Dawn Johnson, “The Score”
    Ray Vukcevich, “The Two of Me”
    Carlos Hernandez, “The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria”
    Lavie Tidhar, “Shoes”
    Brian Francis Slattery, “Interviews After the Revolution”
    Elizabeth Ziemska, “Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken”
    Peter M. Ball, “Black Dog: A Biography”
    Camilla Bruce, “Berry Moon: Laments of a Muse”
    Amelia Beamer, “Morton Goes to the Hospital”
    William Alexander, “After Verona”
    Shira Lipkin, “Valentines”
    Alan DeNiro, “(*_*?) ~~~~ (-_-) : The Warp and the Woof”
    Nin Andrews, “The Marriage”
    Theodora Goss, “Child-Empress of Mars”
    Lionel Davoust, “L’Ile Close”
    Stephanie Shaw, “Afterbirth”
    David J. Schwartz, “The 121″
    Colleen Mondor, Christopher Barzak, and Delia Sherman, “Afterwords: An Interstitial Interview”

    How to Order

    Interfictions 2 is now available from Small Beer Press, Powell’s and Amazon, and via IndieBound. The e-book edition is available from Fictionwise and for the Kindle from Amazon. The book was published on November 3rd, 2009 from Small Beer Press.

    Send us Feedback

    We already know what Amazon thinks and what the press thinks, but it’s much more important what you think! If you have already read Interfictions 2, please leave us a comment on our Facebook page or on the book’s page at Small Beer Press. Thank you!

    About the Editors

    Christopher Barzak is the author of the novels One for Sorrow and The Love We Share Without Knowing. His stories have appeared in, Pindeldyboz, Strange Horizons, Descant, and the first volume of Interfictions. He teaches writing at Youngstown State University.

    More about Christopher can be found at

    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.