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11th Dimension Press is looking for help in their efforts to prove ROCK IS NOT DEAD!

11th Dimension Press, Thorold, Ontario, kicked off its first ever crowd funding campaign to support their multi-dimensional multi-media ROCK IS NOT DEAD project. The project engages artists of all kinds, authors, graphic artists, and musicians in the creation of an anthology of short stories, both narrative and graphic, inspired by great rock songs. The project also involves the creation of a soundtrack, the songs that inspired the short stories recorded by independent recording artists.

The final products of the ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project will be produced in multiple formats and a variety of packages including:

  • A beautifully bound softcover print edition,
  • Kindle and iBook editions,
  • A set including the softcover print edition and the soundtrack on CD,
  • An amazing limited edition box set including a special hardcover print edition paired with the soundtrack on CD!

The project brings together dozens of creative people including:

  • Bear Lion Knife Fight, band
  • Paul Bradford, artist
  • Dino Caruso, artist
  • Amy Denio, musician
  • Terence James Eeles, author
  • Christopher Evans, author
  • Derek Evernden, artist
  • Noel Franklin, artist
  • Sierra Skye Gemma, author
  • Grenouer, band
  • Stephen Gunn, musician
  • J. Hernandez, artist
  • Heather Hobma, author
  • Wm Brian MacLean, artist
  • Larry N. Mayer, author
  • Moe, band
  • J. Murphy, author
  • Pant City, band
  • The Skeltones Four, band
  • Matthew Walsh, author
  • Kathleen Yearwood, musician

11th Dimension Press is looking for to offset the cost of the mechanical licensing required for the soundtrack and to ensure that the contributors receive a base level of compensation for their work.

Kickstart My Heart…Announcing a Draft Review Process for the #RIND Project

Response to our ROCK IS NOT DEAD project continues to pour in and our potential contributors are telling us they simply can’t wait until late March or April to find out if their piece will be included in the anthology.  We here at 11D Press also understand the immense time and energy it takes to bring a project from concept to finished product.  So, in response to mounting demand and in consultation with a few of our potential contributors 11D Press has decided to move forward with a draft review…

The draft review process will allow potential contributors to submit partially complete versions of their submissions and receive either an early a commitment to publish the work in the forthcoming anthology, feedback aimed at moving the submission towards publication, or a polite thank you for your efforts.  Here’s how it works:

 

Text-based Short-Stories

Authors of text-based short-stories are asked to submit the following:

  • a complete copy of the statement of intent,
  • a complete outline of the story detailing the whole arc of the story (beginning, middle, and end), and
  • a minimum 500 word polished sample of the text.

Send your submission via email to editor@11thdimensionpress.com.

 

Graphic-based Short-Stories

Artists of graphic-based short-stories are asked to submit the following:

  • a complete copy of the statement of intent,
  • a complete outline of the story detailing the whole arc of the story (beginning, middle, and end), and
  • a minimum of 2 full-colour completed panels (7″ x 10″ pages).

Send your submission via email to editor@11thdimensionpress.com.

 

Statement Concerning Judgment Criteria

The editors’ vision of the #RIND project is not to have one artist or author compete against the other!  It’s our intention to include every submission offering a compelling narrative and, in the case of graphic-based stories, compelling graphics.  Aside from these two qualities, it is advised that authors/artists review and proofread their submissions thoroughly.

 

We will accept draft submissions right away and we hope to provide responses within 2 weeks of submission.  We’re very excited to review your submissions!

 

 

 

 

…the singer’s going to sing a song…

Okay.  So the time has come, 11th Dimension Press is ready to start recruiting bands to participate in our ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project.

In case you haven’t heard, the #RIND project is…

 

a Hybrid Project!

#RIND is a multi-dimensional project that will include a series of text-based short stories, as well as a series of graphic-based short stories all inspired by rock songs.

The final product will be distributed in multiple formats and a variety of packages:

  • The short stories will be sold together in a beautifully bound print edition,
  • They will be sold together in both Kindle and iBook formats,
  • They will also be sold individually in both Kindle and iBook formats,
  • The Anthology and the Soundtrack will be sold as a set that will include the print edition and the soundtrack on CD,
  • Each story and the song that inspired them will be made available for download in mini-sets, and
  • Finally, the anthology and the soundtrack will be available in an amazing limited edition box set including a special print edition of the short stories paired with vinyl edition of the soundtrack!

This is sure to be one amazing project so don’t be left out!

 

Musicians/Bands:

11D Press anticipates recruiting 20+ bands to record cover songs and (in some cases) original music for the #RIND soundtrack.  The list of songs that will be included on the soundtrack has not yet been finalized so bands will be chosen based on their interpretation of two songs, bands are asked to make demo recordings of 2 of the following songs:

THESE ARE NOT SONGS CHOSEN FOR THE SOUNDTRACK!  There is no advantage to choosing one of these songs over another.  In fact, bands are free to substitute an a cover song of their own choosing or original songs for one of the above.

Musicians/Bands are asked to upload their recordings to a DropBox account then send the links to the files to editor@11thdimensionpress.com.  Include in your email a brief bio of the band and links to all your social media accounts.  If the band or musician is collaborating with a specific author or artists, be sure to indicate the name or names of the authors/artists.

The deadline for submissions is:

March 1st 2015

April 1st 2015

That said, the sooner we here at the 11D Press hears your recordings, the sooner we can include you in the #RIND project!