Fiction is like the sea. Its tides are controlled by otherworldly forces, such as advertising and profit motives. Waves rise and fall with the current. And just like the sea, fiction has its own ecosystem. There’s always a hierarchy within the food chain. That said, NOTHING and NO ONE is master of the sea. It can make or break anything that traverses its waters. 

The IFA has chosen the Leviathan as its symbol. Although its legend has become maligned in modern times, the Leviathan is not a malevolent sea monster. Rather, it is a force of nature. With its roots in the icy Nordic waters of the ancient world, the Leviathan is an apex predator. One that cleanses the sea of toxic vessels and invasive species that threaten the free-form ebb and flow of autonomous ideas. These waters that have spawned an ongoing evolution of dissolute and uncompromising tales are now threatened by censorship—an invasive, toxic foe. One that threatens creativity's very ebb and flow. To that, we offer freedom for all who traverse this tumultuous sea. 

Oderint dum metuant!