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Support Interfictions 2!

ellen_kushner has come up with something novel - a way for all of you to engage in the production of Interfictions 2!

We live in a world of niche marketing. The Interstitial Arts Foundation brings artists together to tear those barriers down.

We are asking you now to join us in our next adventure in storming the barricades: Interfictions 2: a New Anthology of Interstitial Writing, edited by Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak. Interfictions 2 will be published in November 2009 in collaboration with Small Beer Press.


The first volume of Interfictions, published in 2007, was hailed as “A phenomenal collection…engrossing and provocative” (Hipster Bookclub) that “belongs on the nightstand of anyone interested in the development of contemporary short fiction” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

This second volume features original work by a whole new set of writers who joyfully explore the big imaginative spaces between conventional genres. And this time, we’ll be reaching out to even more readers by publishing a series of free stories on the new Interfictions 2 Annex online!

What can you do to help? This extraordinary collection of interstital fiction needs your financial support. We’re asking you to sponsor not just a book, but an idea - the idea that artists need to be able to express themselves freely and directly to their audiences, without the restraints of conventional genre limitations.

Here are some ways you can help us publish Interfictions 2:

SUPPORT AN INTERFICTIONS 2 STORY

* $500 pays one author for a 10,000 word short story
* $375 pays one author for a 7,500 word short story

SUPPORT THE INTERFICTIONS ONLINE ANNEX
8 stories will be available only online, with one appearing every week from August until November 2009.

* $400 covers author honoraria for the entire Annex
* $50 pays one author for an Annex story

SUPPORT THE NUTS & BOLTS OF ACTUAL BOOK PRODUCTION & PROMOTION

* $400 covers typesetting fees
* $200 buys _Interfictions 2_ a magazine ad
* $100 prints up promotional postcards
* $25 sends out five copies to reviewers
* Your Choice: Gift amount of your choosing supports the IAF’s General Fund

Become an Interfictions 2 Sponsor with a gift of $500 or more, and we’ll list you as a Sponsor on our Friends of Interfictions 2 web page. And if your gift of $500 or more is received by June 30, 2009, your name will be published in the printed anthology!

Your gift of $499 or less will get you listed on the Friends of Interfictions 2 web page as a Booklover. Individual supporter names will not be linked to specific stories or work.


More info here. I find this fascinating. :)
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