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Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts [is] a web-based journal that extends the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s two-volume anthology series, Interfictions. As writers and editors with one foot in the academic literary community and one in the science fiction and fantasy community, we see the boundaries between genres and forms as permeable membranes, not fortified borders. Our mission is to gather pieces from wildly different corners of the writing, visual arts, and music worlds in order to showcase weird and wonderful work that falls outside conventional categories. The online journal we’ve assembled for your reading, listening, and viewing pleasure, focuses on interdisciplinary art that blurs the lines between genres, forms, and mediums. Interstitial art brings music and language and visual art together, and repurposes old forms for new subject matter. It produces unfamiliar styles and strange, hybrid genres of writing for readers who have a taste for something different, for something new. Publishing as an online journal allows us a much larger degree of play in these areas, and we hope to push the boundaries of what it means to publish on the web.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction On Hiatus

Rather than defining “interstitial” for you, we’d like you to show us what genre-bending fiction looks like. Surprise us; make us see that literature holds possibilities we haven’t yet imagined. We’re invested in fostering a diverse and inclusive literary culture, so work from writers of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds is welcome.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Slipstream.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
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Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction On Hiatus

We are looking for border-defying nonfiction: essays that mind the gaps. Send us pieces that engage the interstitial arts that inspire you, or draw attention to underexplored borderlands between genres. Above all, send us work that is, itself, interstitial: experimental essays, theory-fictions, works that can’t decide whether they’re academic or personal, hard-to-place pieces that are too quirky for mainstream journals and too involved for your blog. We're also interested in interviews with boundary-crossing artists.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Academic, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview Interview2,000 - 3,000 words.
Essay Essay2,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry On Hiatus

What does your poem stand between? Is it a ghazal without a beloved, an auto-corrected lyric, a ballad on wheels? Send us work that thrives in the in-between zone, poems that resist packaging. We are particularly interested in that misunderstood creature, the prose poem, and in poems set to music or pictures. We’re also interested in pieces that say something; too-clever or jokey poems will be a hard sell. Send us your best efforts to dream beyond the form, beyond the conventions, beyond the page.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Slipstream.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Hybrid form.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Date Added: 02 Jul 2013

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