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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.

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)

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.

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: Nonfiction articles

1. From Sandman to Guardian Angel, Jade Walker, Inscriptions Magazine,
2. Legislating Cyber Morality, Jon F. Baxley, Themestream,
3. A Better Class of Drunk, Sheila Crosby, Kafenio,
4. Junk Nursing Science, Jack Raso, The Writer's Hood,
5. Erotica Mama, Susannah Indigo, Salon Magazine, http://WWW.SALON.COM/sex/feature/2000/09/27/mom_writer/index.html
6. Get Out There And Vote (for the Hugos), Lisa DuMond, SciFiNow,
7. Published Author Contests that allow e-book submissions, Karen Wiesner, Inkspot,
8. Two Hemingways: True at First Light, Robert Fulton, The Fiction Forest,
10. What the Heck is a Short Story, Jason Laseman, The Wandering Troll,

11. Year 2000: The Changing Face of Horror, Judi Rohrig, Feo Amante's Horror Home Page,
12. 29 The Last Three Seconds, Daniel J. Bishop, Jackhammer, http://www.eggplant-productions/Jackhammer
13. Ask Dr. WEB-Write, S. Joan Popek, Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine,
13. How to Have a Successful Book Signing, MaryJanice Davidson, Inkspot,
14. I Have A Pen and I'm not afraid to use it, Karen L. Williams, Romance Fiction,
15. Five Ways To Survive Workshop Critiques, Michele R. Bardsley, ThemeStream,
16. RWA 2000 National Conference: Contrasting Passions:, Jean Marie Ward, Crescent Blues E'Magazine,
17. Done Is Good, Megan Powell, ShadowKeep,
18. On Impact, Stephen King, The New Yorker Magazine
19. Television: Parental Guidance Suggested, Tom Waltz, A.M. Publishing,
19. Coping With Climbers, Alessia Cowee, Interactive Parent,
20. Literary Liaisons, joyce lavene, The Grove Magazine,
20. Brevity Is the Soul of Fiction, Jed Hartman, Strange Horizons,
21. Belize: Reefs, Rainforests and Ruins, Belkis Kambach, photography by Rob Kambach, Shyflower's Garden Library,
21. Cure is Better Than Prevention, Ahmed A. Khan, Themestream,
21. Rick Bayless, Sandra Morgan, The Fiction Forest,
21. Write (and Draw) Your Way to the Greeting Card Genre Success, Shery Ma Belle Arrieta, The e-Writer's Place,
22. Lady Lazarus: Profile of Sylvia Plath, duana r. anderson, Blood Moon Zine,
22. Self Aware Sheep, Rachael Henderson, Jackhammer,
23. How Not To Have Sex, Emily Nagoski, Clean Sheets Magazine,
23. I Believe: The Art of Sex & Storytelling in the City, Susannah Indigo, CLEAN Sheets Magazine,
24. Gardens for Healing, Carol Wallace,,
25. One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Stephen D. Rogers, Jackhammer,
26. Me, My Voice and I, Delores Fossen, Inscriptions,
26. 5 Two HemingwaysTrue at First Light, Ernest Hemingway, Forest Fiction
26. Writing for Health Markets in the US and UK, Rachel Newcombe, Inkspot,
27. Darkers (review), Amy Poppenga, Reviewlutions,
27. Checkout Dive from Hell, Beth Austin, Themestream,
27. How to Make a Person Into a Strawberry Sundae, Bill Noble, Clean Sheets Magazine,
27. What's Abstinence Got To Do With It?, Jeff Beresford-Howe, Clean Sheets Magazine,
27. eBooks, Denise Fleischer, Cloudy Mountain Books,
27. Savage Rapids Dam, Patrick P. Stafford, Neighborhood America,
27. Anime Moves to DVD: Simple Economics, Christopher E. Meadows, Themestream,
28. Practical Tips for Online Authors, Lida Quillen, Twilight Times,
28. Candida Royalle, Lauren M. Lynley, girlphoria,
28. At the Back Fence Issue #102 (Strong Women in Romance and History), Robin Nixon Uncapher (in conjunction with Elizabeth Grayson), All About Romance,
28. Just Me and My Shadow: A Jungian View of Masochism, Diana Price, Blood Moon Zine,
28. Shakedown Home Invasion, Amir Fatir, Themestream,,276260,276306,260611,254896,247126,242817,231441,231486,231502
28. Falling From The Sky A Guide to Meteorites & Asteroids, Herbert C. Young, Rockhard Software,
28. The Town that Rather Take Away, Danielle Naibert (blackelve), Epinions,
28. Brains vs. Brawn: The Birthright Trend in Television, Ingrid de Beus, Strange Horizons,
29. The Importance of Expressing the Creative Urge, Jay Arr Henderson, Jackhammer E-Zine, http://
29. The Dance of the Archetypes, Christine G. Richardson, Jackhammer,
29. Chris, Alexander Wilson, Jackhammer,
29. The Art of Lying: How to Write a Good Novel in Days, Patrick Scheele, Themestream,
29. How to Cook a Star - The Reason Stars Shine, Brian Tung, Strange Horizons,
29. The Sky is Falling!, Neile A. Kirk, Jackhammer,
30. RWA 2000 National Conference: Contrasting Passions: , Jean Marie Ward, Crescent Blues E'Magazine,
30. Brains vs. Brawn: The Birthright Trend in Television, Ingrid de Beus, Strange Horizons,
30. Know Your Rights, John Dunne, Themestream,
30. Fetes de Nuit, L.Madeleine Beltran, Themestream,
30. Obstetric Cholestasis, Judy Edmonds, Themestream,
30. Strange Bedfellows, Heather Shaw, Strange Horizons,
30. Walter Pavlich, Susan Kelly DeWitt, Perihelion,
30. Metamorphosis of a Suzuki Intruder, Tom Lincoln, Themestream,
30. Entomological Epicurean Delights, Audrey Parker, Themestream,
30. Get Out There And Vote (for the Hugos) , Lisa DuMond, SciFiNow,
30. At the Back Fence #97 on possible publisher preferences by readers, Laurie Gold aka Laurie Likes Books, All About Romance,
30. How to Cook a Star - The Reason Stars Shine , Brian Tung, Strange Horizons,


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