Coming Soon: Outskirts Press’ Fandemonium Volume 4!

It’s that time of year again: the time when Outskirts Press shines the self-publishing spotlight on our Facebook friends in our annual Fandemonium collection, available soon in the Outskirts Press bookstore.Fandemonium

Each year, Fandemonium brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand. Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the unique opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time. Outskirts Press kicked off the fourth annual Fandemonium collection earlier this year, accepting hundreds of submissions of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in Fandemonium Volume 4.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

We’d like to thank the many writers and Facebook fans who shared their talent and good work with Outskirts Press. And an especially big tip of the hat to our Fandemonium Volume 4 finalists, who rose to the top of a very competitive field of authors. The featured authors in Fandemonium Volume 4 are:

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Once again, thank you to all who submitted their work for Fandemonium. Keep an eye on the Outskirts Press blog for updates on the publication of Fandemonium Volume 4.

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How to Enter Your Submission to Facebook for Fandemonium Anthology

For three years now, Fandemonium has brought Outskirts Press Facebook fans together to experience the joy of publishing with us first-hand. Submit your poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free today for your chance to be published in the 4th Annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology, Fandemonium, now through April 30, 2014.

Do you have a short story, poem or other short work you’d like to enter for consideration? Getting published in the Facebook Fandemonium is simple:

1. Submit your work as a regular “Status Update” on your own Facebook page.

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2. “Tag” Outskirts Press in your Update by typing @outskirts somewhere in the body of your message. Outskirts Press will show up in the drop down list (as long as you have liked the Outskirts Press page on Facebook).  Select Outskirts Press.

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When that is done successfully, the tag should appear like this:

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If Outskirts Press does not appear in the drop down menu, be sure you have clicked to “Like” the Outskirts Press page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/outskirtspress).

3. To control who can see your post, use the dropdown privacy menu near the bottom of the section. “Public” is the recommended setting as restricting the privacy may result in your submission not being accessible to our moderators.

4. When you’re done writing, click Post.

That’s it! Submit your entry today in the 4th Annual “Fandemonium”

Outskirts Press Launches 4th Annual Fandemonium Facebook Anthology

Who doesn’t love spring? It’s a time of warmth and renewal. In honor of this season, we’re renewing something that’s quickly becoming a much-anticipated spring tradition: Fandemonium. We’re all set to take submissions for Fandemonium Volume 4, and we want your inspired works!

For three years now, Fandemonium has brought Outskirts Press Facebook fans together to experience the joy of publishing with us first-hand, while benefiting a great cause along the way. We’re inviting our Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in the annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology, Fandemonium, now through April 30, 2014.

Do you have a short story, poem or other short work you’d like to enter for consideration? Getting published in the Facebook Fandemonium is simple:

  • Submit your work as a regular “Status Update” on your own Facebook page.
  • Tag Outskirts Press in your Update (type @Outskirts somewhere in the body of the message — the page should pop up in a drop down message and then select it).
  • Make sure the privacy setting is set to “Public.”
  • Submit your entry before April 30, and tell all your friends to vote for your submission by “liking” it on Facebook.

The submissions with the highest number of likes will be considered for inclusion in Fandemonium Volume 4. Submissions can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and entries under 5,000 words will be considered first.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to a worthy cause. Proceeds from the sale of the 2014 Fandemonium collection will be donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

To submit your work for Fandemonium Volume 4 now, go to Facebook.com/outskirtspress.

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Outskirts Press Presents Fandemonium Volume 3 Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces its own latest highly anticipated literary collection, Fandemonium 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers.

July 25, 2013 – Denver, CO – Self-publishing provider, Outskirts Press, has announced the release of Fandemonium Volume 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers. Fandemonium Volume 3 is a 6 x 9 paperback in the literary collections category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/opcollection6 was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

Each year, Fandemonium not only brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together for a good cause, it provides an easy, fun and free way to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand.

In April 2013, Outskirts Press once again invited friends of its Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in the 3rd annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology. More writers participated this year than ever before!  The result is this collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community.

Proceeds from the sale of Fandemonium will be donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

165 pages in length, Fandemonium Volume 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary collections category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere. Fandemonium Volume 3 meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, buyers can save 10% on Fandemonium Volume 3 by ordering directly through Outskirts Press.  Orders in quantities of 10 or more receive a 25% discount.

For more information, visit www.outskirtspress.com/opcollection6.

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Fandemonium Finalists Announced for 3rd Annual Facebook Anthology for Self-Publishing Authors

Each year, Fandemonium brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand. Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the unique opportunity to getFandemonium Volume 2 their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time. Outskirts Press kicked off the third annual Fandemonium collection earlier this year, accepting hundreds of submissions of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in Fandemonium Volume 3, coming in July.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

We’d like to thank the many writers and Facebook fans who shared their talent and good work with Outskirts Press. And an especially big tip of the hat to our Fandemonium Volume 3 finalists, who rose to the top of a very competitive field of authors. The featured authors in Fandemonium Volume 3 are:

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Once again, thank you to all who submitted their work for Fandemonium. Keep an eye on the Outskirts Press blog for updates on the publication of Fandemonium Volume 3.

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How to Hit Your Publishing Goals Before Summer


So, 2012 rolled over into the new year, and that book you swore would be done by Christmas wasn’t quite there yet. Your Valentine’s Day deadline came and went, too, and perhaps so did your Easter drop-dead date.


Sometimes it’s not giant tasks and lofty goals that knock us off course but little hang-ups that stop us in our tracks while one deadline after another passes us by. Consider these five simple tips to help you keep your goals so you can have your book headed to print before the summer hits.

  1. Set mini-goals.  Rather than setting big, vague goals like “May 31: Finish writing book, review work and send to publisher,” set a series of smaller goals. “May 1: Assess what needs to be done to finish book. May 2-10: Write 5 pages per day. May 11-19: Review/polish rough draft. May 20: Hire copy editor for manuscript feedback.” Your mini-goals will vary greatly depending on where you are in your writing process, but if you’re close now, you could be well on your way to publication by the end of May.
  2. Polish in stages.  Many writers ultimately fail to meet their publishing goals because they’re too busy focusing on the end goal instead of the short-term goals that will lead them there. Your immediate goals should focus on creation. After that, you can go back and work on improving the quality bit by bit.
  3. Set a time.  Resolving to write or edit a certain number of pages each day, or to tackle the next step in the publication process is wise, but it’s meaningless if you haven’t made the time – a specific time. Schedule a time of day everyday when you are your most productive, and set an alarm. Soon, working toward your book-publishing goals will be a matter of habit.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Sometimes, the demands of home life and work prevent any significant progress from taking place with your writing goals. Many of the biggest names in literature have employed ghostwriters to help them make the leap from idea to completed work they may not otherwise make. (Outskirts Press regularly connects authors with talented ghostwriters, who tackle everything from polishing a rough draft manuscript to complete, front-to-back book writing.)
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As part of a team-building exercise at work, Ellen Cumbess took a personality profile assessment that classified attendees as either lions, monkeys, turtles, or camels. Ellen was a lion. As this light bulb of realization begins to flicker, the author summons to mind the events that led to the creation of this lion personality. This was the beginning of Ellen’s exploration into her own history which took her down the road she had always wanted to travel; the road she had been on her entire life, without a steering wheel.


Tales of a Lion is the memoir of a native New Yorker struggling to overcome anger and resentment stemming from the events of her early childhood. It is the story of a lion’s self examination of a life spent roaring in search of inner peace; and in the end provides an answer to the question: Does a lion always have to roar?

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Get Caught Up in Self-Publishing Fandemonium Before It’s too Late

Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the rare opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time by submitting their works for publication through Facebook for a limited time. If you havenFandemonium Volume 2‘t yet, there’s still time to get your work seen! Outskirts Press is accepting submissions through April 30.

Need to get inspired? Check out what writers like yourself contributed to the first Fandemonium collection in 2011 and last year’s follow-up, Fandemonium Volume 2. Hundreds of members of the Outskirts Press Facebook community submitted an impressive array of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes, anecdotes and more in 2011 and 2012, and the best of them were included in the collection.

american-red-crossIn addition to free publication and priceless exposure, inclusion in Fandemonium gives authors the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve put their talents to use for a good cause. Proceeds from the sale of Fandemonium collections are donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

Getting published in the Facebook Fandemonium is simple: Authors can post their submission as a Note in Facebook and tag the Outskirts Press Facebook Page in the Note. The submissions with the highest number of “Likes” will be considered for inclusion in Fandemonium Volume 3. Submissions can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and entries under 5,000 words will be considered first.

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