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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

2002 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings & #votes for category: Magazine/e-zine Editors

1. Lee Masterson,
2. Dallas Franklin,
3. Howard Hopkins,
4. apryl duncan,
5. Kristin Dreyer Kramer,
6. Dorothy Thompson,
7. Jenna Glatzer,
8. J Alan Erwine,
9. Chris Fulbright,
10. Babs Lakey, http://www.FMAM.BIZ

11. Rodger Turner,
11. Jean Marie Ward,
12. Bridget Haggerty,
13. John O'Neill,
13. Elizabeth Burton,
14. C. Hope Clark,
14. Angela Hoy,
14. Bev Walton~Porter,
15. Cindy Penn,
16. Steve & Lesley Mazey,
16. Jane Bowers,
17. Wayne Jordan,
18. Fraser Ronald,
18. Megan Powell,
18. Jack Fisher,
19. Jody Wallace,
20. Anirban Ray Choudhury,
20. Kimberly Ripley,
21. Judith Rippelmeyer,
21. Cathy Buburuz,
21. Susannah Indigo,
22. Pam Clifton,
23. KA Corlett/Kim Murphy,
24. Lida Quillen,
24. Lupi Basil
24. Julie Hood,
24. Sarah Mankowski,
24. Krista Barrett,
25. Steve Turner,
25. Kim Cox,
25. Gary Blankenship,
26. Tina L. Miller,
27. Lyne den Hartog,
27. Max E. Keele,
27. Mridu Khullar,
27. Michael LaRocca,
28. Gail Davis,
28. Barry Hunter,
28. Tenna Perry,
28. Peter Welmerink,
29. Regina Cook Williams,
29. dallas franklin,
29. Larry Dennis,
29. Ron Atencio,
29. G. Wells Taylor,
29. Jon Hodges,
29. LaShaunda Hoffman,
30. Mia,
30. Ellen Datlow,
30. Joel Van Valin,
30. Jade Walker,
30. kari berton,
30. Jeff Mason,
30. Melissa Hamilton,
30. Miriam van Veen,
31. Kristy Taylor,
31. Shawna McCarthy,
31. Joy Snyder/Jody Gore,
31. Mike LaSalle,
31. Mary Anne Mohanraj,
31. Lazette Gifford
31. Jeanne Marie Childe,
31. Doyle Eldon Wilmoth,
31. Elizabeth Batt,
31. Louise Karczmarz,
32. John Aridi,
32. Terry Boothman,
32. Angela Silliman,
32. David Stoddard,
32. C.E. Chaffin,
32. Karonda Barker,
32. Jed Hartman,
32. Francis W. Porretto,
32. Michael Knowles,
32. Amy Jenkins,
32. wayne jordan,
32. Linda S. Dupie,
32. Gardner Dozois
32. Charles King ,
32. Kim Wilson,
32. SellWritingOnline,
32. writers gazette, http://writergazette
32. Don Webb, Jerry Wright, and The Invincible Spud,
32. Lisa Crayton,
32. Mark Anthony Brennan,
32. BethAnn Erickson,
32. Cindy Thomas,
33. Rita Marie Keller,
33. Latorial Faison,
33. Douglas Davis,
33. Dave Langford,
33. Eliza Ferree,
33. David Lee Summers,
33. Hollie Rose,
33. Gary Markette,
33. A.N. (Neil) Smith,
33. Danielle Naibert,
33. ernest lilley,
33. Morgan Beard, http://
33. Deborah P. Kolodji,


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