Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Interfictions II submission guidelines
from Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak, editors:

What We’re Looking For

Interstitial Fiction is all about breaking rules,
ignoring boundaries, cross-pollinating the fields
of literature. It’s about working between,
across, through, and at the edges and borders of
literary genres, including fiction and
non-fiction. It falls between the cracks of other
movements, terms, and definitions. If you have a
story idea that’s impossible to describe in a
couple of sentences, it may be interstitial.

We’re looking for previously unpublished stories
that engage us and make us think about literature
in new ways. 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 are also open to graphic stories of about 10

Who We Are Looking For

Writers in all genres of fiction (contemporary
realism, mystery, historical, fantasy, whatever)
who have an idea that challenges generic tropes
and expectations. If you're not sure whether a
story is interstitial, send it along anyway.

Practical Matters

Our submission period will be from October 1,
2008 to December 2, 2008. Please submit
electronically only. Send your stories to:
interfictions(at) (replace (at)with @).

You will hear from us after January, 2009.

Overseas submissions are welcome. Stories
previously published in other languages may be
submitted in English translation for first
English language publication.

Please follow standard manuscript formatting and
submission conventions: ie, double-spaced, with
1” margins, and the name of the story on each
page. No simultaneous or multiple submissions.
Word count is open, but the ideal range is
4,000-10,000 words. Payment will be 5 cents a
word for non-exclusive world anthology rights, on
publication, along with 2 author’s copies.

Any questions? Write us at interfictions(at) (replace (at) with @).

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