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Critter Notices

Critters is 23!

Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]

Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.

How to Write SF

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)

P&E Has a New Caretaker!

I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!


I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!

Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2000 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Authors

1. Ed Williams,
2. Frank Fradella,
3. Lori Soard,
4. Pepper Raines,
5. Stephen King,
6. Susannah Indigo,
7. Jim Farris,
8. Atk. Butterfly,
9. Lisa DuMond,
10. Baxley, Jon,

11. Linda Opdyke,
12. Daisy Dexter Dobbs,
13. Steve Lazarowitz,
14. Harry Buschman,
15. Kammy Bonias,
16. Jean Goldstrom,
17. R.A. Cox,
18. 36 Joan Bramsch,
19. J.C. Wilder,
20. Daniel J. Bishop,
21. Patricia Lucas White,
22. Linda Bleser,
22. Ken Goldman,
22. 20 Dee Lloyd,
23. Megan Sybil Baker,
24. 18 Bonnie Napoli,
24. Edward Stack,
24. Joyce and Jim Lavene,
25. Howard Hopkins,
26. Jennifer L. B. Leese,
26. Caleb Monroe
26. Brian A. Hopkins,
26. Angela Giles Klocke,
26. Sharon L Reddy,
27. Kate Saundby,
27. Trace Edward Zaber,
28. Jeff Strand,
28. Karen L. Williams,
28. A.J. Russo,
28. Jonathan Lyons, http://domhanbooks/burn.htm
29. Denise Gasta,
29. Xina Marie Uhl,
29. Andy J W Davie,
29. James Ignizio,
29. Tom Waltz,
29. Debra Lee,
29. Karen Wiesner,
30. Jonathan Fesmire,
30. Robin Bayne,
30. Jude Morris,
31. Dancing Bear,
31. 10 Laraine Anne Barker,
31. Tippi N. Blevins,
31. Maureen McMahon,
31. L. Joseph Shosty
32. Patrick Welch,
32. Brian Freeman,
32. H. David Blalock,
33. Bill Purcell,
33. 8 Mary Alice Baumgardner
33. George R. R. Martin,
33. James Van Pelt,
33. Connie Wilkins,
33. MaryJanice Davidson,
34. Ahmed A. Khan
34. Michael Vaughn,
34. James Stevens-Arce,
34. Jason K. Chapman,
34. Megan Powell,
34. Linda Pendleton,
35. Marilynn Byerly,
35. Christina Crooks,
35. Mary E. Tyler,
35. 6 Dayle A. Dermatis,
35. Tabatha Yeatts,
35. J Hal Forbes,
35. Sorcha MacMurrough,
35. Kathy Williams,
35. Judith B Glad,
35. Janet Evanovich,
35. Karen E. Taylor,
36. Danielle Naibert, http://
36. 5 Sean Taylor, http://
36. Robert Jordan, http://
36. Michael Laimo,
36. H.J. Tomlinson,
36. Eric Heise,
36. Valerie Hardin,
36. Vanna Bonta, http:/
36. Ariana Overton,
36. Lincoln Bruce,
36. Denise Agnew,
36. Chuck Kelly,
36. Judith B. Glad,
36. Joe Zeff,
36. Michael Gallant,
36. Michael Jasper,
36. Stephen D. Rogers,
37. Diana Kirk,
37. Laurance Pearsongreer,
37. 4 Ellen Anthony,
37. Coke Brown Jr.,
37. Shane Mayer,
37. Sheryl Ellis,
37. Robert Segarra,
37. Don Edrington,
38. Matthew J. Pallamary,
38. Calley Moore,
38. Terry Campbell,
38. elizabeth burton,
38. Kieran Piacenti,
38. Tracy Cooper-Posey,
38. Deanna Padilla,
38. Sage Vivant,
38. Stephen Crane Davidson,
38. Leta Nolan Childers,
38. Joan Hall Hovey,
38. Rosa Turner Knapp,
38. Charlotte 'Charlee' Boyett-Compo,
38. Susan C. Yarina,
38. Patricia A. Rasey,
38. Denise A. Agnew
38. Tony Ruggiero, http://
38. 3 Elsan H. Stafford,
38. Christine Spindler,
38. Justin Stanchfield,
38. C.E. Chaffin,
38. Tracy Jones,
39. Michael Caron,
39. Jason Hodges,
39. David Niall Wilson,
39. Michelle Smith, http://
39. K.G. McAbee,
39. Carolee Joy,
39. Bonnie Drury,
39. Tom Williams
39. Karen McCullough,
39. Maryann Miller,
39. Tod Goldberg,
39. Deanne Devine,
39. E. Catherine Tobler,
39. Douglas Clegg,
39. Michele R. Bardsley,
39. Gracie McKeever,
39. D.G. LaGraff,
39. Steve Hallberg,
39. Nick Aires
39. Steven E. Wedel,
39. Lisa Shea,
39. Beth Bernobich,
39. Lad Moore, http://
39. Pam Thibodeaux,
39. Liz Burton, http://
39. 2 Harry Gersteneker,
39. Jackie Kramer,
40. Michael Kelly,
40. Cindy Vallar,
40. Louise Klement,
40. Andy Duncan, http://
40. Ima Potter,
40. Katriena Knights, http://
40. 1 Rickey R. Mallory,
40. Chrisi Darrington,
40. Kim Guilbeau,
40. Jay R. Kohut,
40. Alexander Wilson,
40. Lois Carroll,
40. N.C. Anderson,
40. Sean Russell, http://
40. Martine Jardin,
40. Joan Mullally, http://
40. Mary Adair,
40. Charlotte 'Charlee' Boyett-Compo,
40. K. Bird Lincoln, http://
40. 1 Jamon Walker,
40. Lyn McConchie,
40. Christopher E. Meadows,
40. Jay Arr Henderson, http://
40. Sean Brown,
40. Mel Savoie,
40. Natalie J. Damschroder,
40. Julie H. Ferguson,
40. Ari McKee,
40. N. D. Hansen-Hill,
40. douglas lain,
40. Michelle T. Carroll, http://
40. Beth Austin,
40. Judy Bagshaw,
40. T. Suzanne Eller,
40. Marion Marshall,
40. Eric Paul Shaffer,
40. Cherie Singer,
40. Shari Gerson,
40. Jenna Glatzer,
40. A S Byatt, http://
40. Jon Guenther,
40. Leronia Rawls,
40. ellshoff,
40. Janssen, Christine,
40. Leah Marie Brown,
40. Lee Eide,
40. Stephen Almekinder, http://
40. Fiona Avery,
40. Tricia McGill,
40. Lissa Michaels,
40. William Sanders,
40. Bonnie Hamre,
40. D. Paul MacIntsoain,
40. Kyle Looby, http://
40. Kieran Piacenit,
40. Pauline Baird Jones,
40. T.L. Schaffer,
40. T.M. Gray,


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