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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.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (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: Book/e-book Editors

1. Sean Taylor,
2. Fran Baker-Delphi Books,
3. Samandi Adams,
4. Kara Rivito,
5. Susan Bodendorfer,
6. Brian A. Hopkins,
7. Linda Opdyke,
8. Bonnee Pierson,
9. Lori Soard
10. 40 Mary Z. Wolf,

11. Patricia White,
12. Steve Lazarowitz,
13. Leslie Cholowski,
14. Jeff Mason,
15. Trace Edward Zaber,
16. Laura Adlam,
17. Kristina Springer,
18. Dianne Hamilton,
18. Jason Laseman,
19. Lisa Coleman,
20. Jade Walker,
21. Kathryn Struck,
21. Siobhan McNalley,
21. 17 Gladys 'Doc Glad' Fackler,
22. Marilyn Kapp,
22. Sunny Ross,
22. Sandy Cummins,
22. Brian Freeman,
23. Barbara Quanbeck,
23. Megan Miller,
24. Shannon Mobley,
24. Wendy Kudlicka,
25. Sandra Morgan,
25. Nick Adams,
25. Lorraine Stephens,
26. Maureen McMahon,
27. Leslie Ehrhart,
27. Cheryl Dyson,
27. B.J. Haynes,
27. Cindy Penn,
28. Susan Johnson,
28. J Alan Erwine,
29. Dan Hollifield,
29. Christine Thomas,
29. Christine Boyle,
29. Ariana Overton,
30. Bob Rich,
30. Keith Allen Daniels,
30. Evelyn Trimborn,
31. Lou Anders
31. 6 Mary Anne Mohanraj,
32. Bill Brennen,
32. Kelly Roberts,
32. Linda Egbertharter,
33. Tom Boyle,
33. Marilyn Nesbitt,
33. Kate Gleason,
33. Imo Harned,
33. Kathy Awe,
33. Sharon Reddy,
33. David O Dyer,
34. C.E. Chaffin,
34. Don D'Auria,
34. Meredith Whitford,
35. Janet Mills,
35. doug Hatley,
35. Bobby Bernshausen,
35. Maryann Miller,
35. David Gettman,
35. Jordan Jones,
35. John Dunne,
36. David McLendon,
36. ESSEFF, http://
36. P.D. Cacek,
36. Tamara McHatton, http://www/,darkstarpublicationscom
36. MaryAdair,


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