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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.

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

2002 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings & #votes for category: Print/Electronic Book Publishers

1. Ellora's Cave,
2. Amber Quill Press,
3. Zumya Publishing,
4. NovelBooks Inc,
5. Echelon Press,
6. Double Dragon Publishing,
7. Twilight Times Books,
7. Sam's Dot Publishing / ProMart,
8. Hard Shell Word Factory,
9. Atlantic Bridge,
10. Wings ePress, Inc.,

11. Pathfinder Paperbacks,
12. Prime Books Inc.,
13. iUniverse,
14. Cemetary Dance,
15. Writers Exchange E-publishing,
15. Crystal Dreams Publishing,
15. Publish America,
16. Dandelion Books,
17. Awe-Struck E-Books,
18. Obadiah Press,
19. eBooksOnThe.Net,
21. Tor,
21. Coachlight Press,
22. LTDBooks,
22. Leisure LoveSpell,
22. Book Unbound E-Publishing Co.,
22. Catalyst Press, http://www.Catalyst
23. SynergEbooks,
23. River City Publishing,
23. Imajinn Books,
23. Flesh & Blood,
23. New Concepts Publishing,
24. Bewrite,
24. Treble Heart Books,
25. Renaissance ebooks,
25. cyberManbooks,
26. Metropolis Ink,
26. St. Martins Press
27. Paper Tiger,
27. Fictionwise,
27. Amatory Ink,
27. Baen Books
28. GoldenKey Publishing,
28. SunnySide Up Publishing,
28. Penguin Putnam,
28. Dragon Moon Press,
28. Dead End Street,
29. Limitless Dare2Dream,
29. Ministry of Whimsy,
29. Impassio Press,
29. DiskUs Publishing,
29. Adams Media,
29. Jacobyte Books,
29. Electric Ebook Publishing,
29. New Concepts,
29. Dark Vesper,
29. Vivisphere Publishing,
29. PS Publishing,
30. Fabjobs,
30. meisha merlin,
30. No Spine,
30. Blackmask,
30. Southern Charm Press,
30. DLSIJ Press,
30. Black Death Books/KHP Industries,
30. publish america,
30. Quiet Storm Publishing,
30. 3Sides Electronic Publishing,
30. Epstein Publishing,
30. Hypertech Media, Inc.,
30. HarperCollins, http://
30. Pineapple Path,
30. Bewildering Stories,
30. renaissance alliance publishing, inc.,
30. The Fiction Works,
30. Soft editions,
30. Paloma Blanca Press,
30. jintsu,


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