From The Rock

Engen Books in proud to maintain the tradition of great short fiction and science-fiction published in Canada and has, since it’s inception, been dedicated to bringing the best in short fiction by both young and experienced authors to the printed page. To this end, the From the Rock anthology series has been the venue through which both new and established writing talents have made their ideas available to a wide market.

The series began in 2010 with the anthology title Sci-Fi from the Rock (2010), was followed in 2011 by More Sci-Fi from the Rock, and finally in 2013 with Sci-Fi from the Rock Returns. All are currently out-of-print.

In 2016 the series was rebooted with Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016), under the leadership of editors Ellen Curtis and Erin Vance. The new collection was released in conjunction with the tenth annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention, and for the first time opened its doors to anyone in Canada who wished to submit.

After the success of Sci-Fi from the Rock 2016, Curtis and Vance announced that the format would become a yearly publication, shifting genres every year. The 2019 volume will be titled Dystopia from the Rock, and will release mid 2019.


Chillers from the RockChillers from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, 2018

The Pitch: Twenty-five short stories written by a diverse mix of some of the best suspense and horror authors in Atlantic Canada, including both award-winners, veterans of their craft, and brand new talent.
Edited by Erin Vance and accomplished genre author Ellen Curtis, this collection features the thrilling, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Atlantic Canada has to offer.
Featuring the work of Paul Carberry (Zombies on the Rock), Kelley Power (Winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition), Matthew LeDrew (Coral Beach Casefiles, Infinity, Xander Drew), Ali House (The Six-Elemental), an introduction by Dale Gilbert Jarvis, & much more!

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promo_cover7_webFantasy from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2017

The Pitch: Twenty-One short stories written by an eclectic mix of some of the best fantasy authors in Atlantic Canada, some of them award-winning veterans of their field and some of them new to the craft! Edited by Erin Vance and veteran science-fiction author Ellen Louise Curtis, this collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer. Featuring the work of Nick Morine, Christopher Walsh, Shannon Green, Heather Reilly, Ali House, Amanda Labonté, Paul Carberry & many more!

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Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Sci-Fi from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2016

The Pitch: Nineteen short stories written by an eclectic mix of some of the best science-fiction and fantasy authors in Atlantic Canada, some of them award-winning veterans and some of them new to the craft for the first time. Edited by Erin Vance and veteran science-fiction author Ellen Louise Curtis, this collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer. Featuring the work of Kenneth Tam, Scott Bartlett, Jay Paulin, Alison House, & many more!

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