#RIND ROCKS: The First of Many Talented Contributors…

11th Dimension Press is honoured to announce the first few contributors to our ROCK IS NOT DEAD anthology project:

Sierra Skye Gemma


Sierra Skye Gemma is an award-winning writer and journalist.  She was long-listed in House of Anansi’s Broken Social Scene Story Contest and short-listed in Room’s 2014 Fiction Contest and she has won literary contests sponsored by The New Quarterly and Rhubarb.  In 2013, Sierra won the National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer.  Sierra’s creative non-fiction has also appeared in The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Observer, WestCoast Families, Fringe Magazine, Plenitude, Nineteen Questions, and in the Best Canadian Essays 2013 anthology.  A feature on pornography is forthcoming in The Globe and Mail.  Currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, she also works as an Executive Editor for PRISM international.

Derek Evernden


Derek Evernden is a Toronto-based Illustrator and Graphic Designer.  In advertising he has worked with a variety of brands including LoyaltyOne, AIR MILES, airmilesshops, Workopolis, American Express, SHELL, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bank of Montreal and Dell Canada in both online and print.  As an Illustrator he has provided art for several books including the children’s series Minnie is Worried, and the political critique Saving General Washington.  A love of traditional media and art history informs Derek’s work at every turn but of paramount importance is a healthy reverence for the idea.  To take a musical analogy: if you play a popular song solely on guitar does it still move you?  No amount of production can save a bad concept, and a great idea can stand alone.

Sierra and Derek bring immense talent to the #RIND project, but they are just two of the amazing contributors who have already been chosen to participate in this dynamic project.

A Dynamic and Collaborative Project…

The #RIND project engages artists in all sorts of media from around the world to create more than just a book, it will be a feast for all your senses (except taste, it likely won’t taste good).  For a full explanation of the #RIND project, please check out some of our recent posts:

We’ll review drafts any time (see here), but the deadline to submit your completed story for consideration is (of course, if you have something great, we will wait):

March 1st 2015

April 1st 2015


We can’t wait to enjoy your submission!

LEGAL STUFF: Only ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED work will be considered! Contributors will be asked to refrain from publishing pieces that appear in the anthology for a term of 1 year after which time the contributor will retain all creative rights.  All participants in the project will enjoy an equal share of the profits generated from the work through online and conventional retail channels. Other terms and conditions may apply.