Interfictions Giveaway

Mon 30 Apr 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 21 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

InterfictionsToday is Publication Day for the Interstitial Arts Foundation’s first anthology Interfictions.

It’s out there in stores (even if the final cover hasn’t fully percolated through the digital update filters yet), being reviewed a story at a time by contributor(!) Michael DeLuca, and has its own blog.

To celebrate we have are giving away 2 things:

  • a space in between
  • and, a couple of copies of the anthology

5 individual copies of the anthology will be sent to readers anywhere in the world (some may be sent slower than others) who will do at least one of the following things:

  • Reply quite fast to this post
  • Review the book online or in print
  • Interview any of the contributors
  • Point us (in the comments) towards art they find interstitial.

Best of luck!

Flashback: here are a couple of pieces that the editors wrote before they put the antho together—

An Introduction to Interstitial Arts: Life on the Border
by Delia Sherman

Book01 by Mark WagnerBorders are interesting places. As debatable land, sometimes wasteland or wilderness, they can be dangerous places to visit or live in, but they are never boring. Even when a long period of peace and stability removes some of their dangerous glamour, they’re still (literally) edgy, different in essential ways from the countries they mediate.

Crossing Borders, by Night
Theodora Goss

When I was a child, I traveled with my grandmother across the border between Hungary and Czechoslovakia. In those days, all the borders behind the Iron Curtain were closed. As we approached the border, a guard came into our train compartment to check our travel papers and search our luggage. He also searched my grandmother’s purse, spilling its contents into her lap, feeling the lining.


21 Responses to “Interfictions Giveaway”

  1. Interfictions give-away « Christopher Barzak’s on April 30th, 2007 12:01 pm

    […] copies are limited, and here’s the way you get one for free:  reply fast to his post on the Small Beer “Not a Journal” website, review the book online or in print, interview one of the authors in the anthology (I think my […]

  2. Jeff Deveaux on April 30th, 2007 12:35 pm

    Very cool. I’ve been looking forward to the publication of this book!

    Congratulations to all involved!

  3. Hannah Wolf Bowen on April 30th, 2007 12:38 pm

    Here I am replying quite fast. Zooooooooooooooooooooom!

    (I’m reluctant to call what I do reviewing [too much pressure], but when I finish a book [and sometimes when I don’t], I quite often write it up in zee blog.)

  4. Bob Scheffel on April 30th, 2007 12:42 pm

    Not only will I attempt to reply fast, I will review it on my blog (for my radio show, but a book or two creeps in there as well). Hope to see you at BookExpo!

  5. Hyowon Kim on April 30th, 2007 1:09 pm

    Two out of three? A fast response, and a promise to review, as well as I can.

    In any case, cheers all around.:D

  6. Nin Harris on April 30th, 2007 1:10 pm

    Congratulations! A fine date for the book’s launch. And yes, this stands as a congratulations even if this is not a fast reply. *grin*

  7. Steph Burgis on April 30th, 2007 1:14 pm

    If I’m not too late to reply, I’d love a copy of Interfictions, and I’d be very happy to review it on my blog!

  8. Brigid on April 30th, 2007 1:17 pm

    I’ve mentioned this on my BLAWG and would love to review it once I’ve read it.

  9. Yileen on April 30th, 2007 1:19 pm

    I hope this fits in with interstitial art.

    At the very least, you get to see cool sculptures made from broken violins.

  10. Toni Sturtevant on April 30th, 2007 1:38 pm

    Ooh, lovely interstitial writing! I want to win a copy! But I fear I’m not quick enough. I would be happy to review the book, though. And I have an interstitial artist, to point you toward, too: M.C.A. Hogarth can be found at Currently her Incense Stories set in Kherishdar and her drawings of the world inspire me. Also her blog entries on how to best get mixed work out to an audience really seem to be a good fit with interstitial-ness (if there is such a word).

  11. Magenta Griffith on April 30th, 2007 1:40 pm

    I’ll review on my LJ, but only about 100 people read it, so I know that’s not a great incentive. And I may be too late anyway, since there are six comments up already. Oh, well. Will I be able to buy it at Wiscon?

  12. Martin Roberts on April 30th, 2007 2:19 pm

    That’s great news.

    Maybe I’m the fastest response from the UK?

    I do have a film I’ve been meaning to recommend to you, although I’m not sure if I would class it as interstitial.

    It could be quite subversive going by there previous film, Dear Sweet Emma.

  13. Sarah Evans on April 30th, 2007 3:45 pm

    Oooh, yay, I’ve been looking forward to this anthology! 😀 I’ve got Delia Sherman’s The Changeling on reserve via the library, but this story sounds delightful! (I can’t believe I actually recognize some of the authors involved… :3) Vive` la Interfictions!

  14. lcrw on April 30th, 2007 3:48 pm

    Apologies for letting that run on (went out to buy a peach tree!). The giveaway copies will go to the following readers who will paint or sing their reviews on subways near you:

    Hannah Wolf Bowen
    Bob Scheffel
    Hyowon Kim
    Nin Harris
    Steph Burgis

    These are the 5 who had the fast reply part of it down. To the others (especially Yileen and Toni): thank you for playing—and many thanks for the links to innnteresting things. Yay for the web!

    Magenta: Interfictions will be available at WisCon (and other conventions) and in fact there will be an Interstitial Arts Party. Dance, dance, dance!

  15. Ellen Kushner on April 30th, 2007 4:27 pm

    Hi, All! It’s great to see so much enthusiasm here for the Interstitial in general, not just for Interfictions.

    If you want lots more people who care about Interstitial arts to check out your recommendations, please head over to our Discussion Board and post them there and start a conversation! It’s

  16. Shadesong on April 30th, 2007 5:35 pm

    I’ll review it on my blog (900+ readers) and interview writers on my blog!

    I’ll also submit my review to the local papers and hope they take it.

  17. Navah on April 30th, 2007 8:06 pm

    I am replying as fast as I can type.

    And here is a link towards some gorgeous interstitial art:

    And I will definitly review online.

  18. Fred on April 30th, 2007 10:35 pm

    Rats. Not fast enough. Is it too late to compete for the space in between? I could always use a few more of those.

    Guess I’ll just have to go with Plan B and *buy* a copy…

  19. Ellen Kushner on April 30th, 2007 11:48 pm

    Navah – Good call: Erzebet is actually one of the Board Members of the IAF! Check out her page here on our site:

  20. Sarah Smith on May 1st, 2007 12:28 pm

    This is a great anthology (full disclosure: I translated Lea Silhol’s extraordinary story in it). Y’all go out and get yourselves one of it right now, y’hear?

    I want a space in between.

  21. Not a journal. (Except, now it is.) on August 1st, 2007 10:50 am

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