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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

2003 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings & #votes for category: All other Novels

1. Rough As A Cob: More Of The Juliette Journals, Ed Williams, River City Publishing,
2. Rose of York: Love and War, Sandra Worth, Metropolis Ink,
3. Jacobs Faith, Lora Leigh, Elloras Cave,
4. Ride to Raton, Marsha Ward, iUniverse,
5. Management By Running In Circles, M. Ronald Smith, Winterwolf Publishing,
5. The Plot, Kathleen Lamarche, Echelon Press,
6. Nyx, Tyree Campbell, Sam's Dot Publishing,
7. Murder in Marshall's Bayou, S. H. Baker, Zumaya Publications,
8. Son of The Storm, Rob McCubbin, NovelBooks Inc,
9. blackout, betty sullivan lapierre, synergebooks, www.synergebooks
10. Death Warmed Over--Coming Soon, Cindy Daniel, Quiet Storm Publishing,

11. Life is a Toilet Bowl and I Clean Them, Ginger Simpson, Publish America,
11. 19 ADRIFT, Susan R. Sweet, Wings ePress,
12. Black Rosebud: Have No Mercy II, Bobby and Kam Ruble, Global Authors Publications, http://www.globalauthorspublications/
12. Men Get Pregnant, Too, S. L. Carpenter, Whiskey Creek Press,
13. Between Earth and Eternity, Margaret Marr, Treble Heart Books,
14. Dark Dreams (anthology), Dominique Adair, et al, Ellora's Cave,
15. Atrocitas Aqua, David Bowlin, Editor, Double Dragon Publishing,
16. Bonds of Passion, Desiree Erotique, eXtasy,
16. Dance With the Devil, Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martins Press
17. To Sculpt a Living Statue, Tal Boldo, Books Unbound,
17. The Alley of Wishes, Laurel Johnson, Dandelion Books,
17. 10 SisterWife, Natalie R Collins, Booklocker,
18. Beyond the Lies, Carolyn Russell, Wings-ePress,
18. The Rose of York: Love & War, Sandra Worth, Metropolis Ink,
18. Cemetery Poets: Grave Offerings, Peggy Jo Shumate (Brutal Dreamer), Editor, Double Dragon Publishing,
19. The Very Virile Viking, Sandra Hill, Dorchester Pub,
19. So Your Muse Has Gone AWOL?, Johnson & Soard, Echelon Press,
19. Chasing Demons, Christy Tillery French, Mystery and Suspense Press,
19. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, Doubleday,
19. Nicolo's Gifts, Neil Ayres, bluechrome,
20. Promise & Honor, Kim Murphy, Coachlight Press,
20. The Firebrand, Debra A. Kemp, Amber Quill,
20. Scorch, Master Nage, eXtasy Books,
20. Rose of York, Sandra Worth, End Table Books
20. The Governess, M. S. Valentine, Blue Moon
21. Murder in Metropolis, Lonnie Cruse, Quiet Storm Publishing,
21. Dark Lullaby, Staci Layne Wilson, Amber Quill Press,
21. Wives and Lovers, Lynne den Hartog, Amatory Ink,
21. Remy O'Shea, Tricia McGill, Jacobyte Books,
21. Lighthearted Lust, Davidson, Bardsley, and Tanglen, Ellora's Cave,
22. Saints Preserve Us, Kathryn Lively, Wings Press,
22. The Cracking of Deacon's Bench, Tamara Lea Hoyt, Twilight Times Books,
22. Mating Season: Moon Lust III, Sherri L. King, elloras cave,
22. LEGACY 2006: INTEGRITY, Yocheved Golani, BookLocker,
22. The Dragons of Manhattan, John Grant, Blue Ear,
22. Sometimes There's A Dove, Cynthia Ward, Twilight Times Books,
22. The Little Mornings, C.M. Albrecht, Zumaya Publications,
22. Write, Create & Promote a Best Seller, Lee Masterson, Desert Star Publishing,
22. Imitation in deatk, J. D. Robb, putnam
23. Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Kay LeGrand, Wings ePress
23. The Star Princess, Susan Grant, Dorchester Love Spell, http://
23. Fatal Fortune, Elizabeth Delisi, NovelBooks, Inc.,
23. Cashing In, Larry Sager, Winterwolf Publishing,
23. LogOut, J. L. Hansen, Hard Shell Word Factory,
23. Jivaro Kill, Robert L. Hecker, Double Dragon Publishing,
24. Legacy of Prator: Cursed, Annie Windsor, Ellora's Cave,
24. The Four Bubbas of the Apocalypse, Anthology, Yard Dog Press,
24. Covenants, Barbara T. Karmazin, Atlantic Bridge,
24. 3 Heroes in the Dust, Jennifer Macaire, Jacobyte Books,
24. Whi;psaw, Robert L. Hecker, Hard Shell Word Factory,
24. Liar's Trail, C. K. Crigger, Amberquill Press
24. Deceitful Hags, Celia A. Leaman, Twilight Times Books,
24. Redemption, Morgan J. Blake, Novel Books, Inc.,
25. Rising From The Ashes, Michael LaRocca, Novel Books, Inc.,
25. Deadly Duos #1, Edna Curry, Hard Shell Word Factory,
25. Blind-Sided, Monette Michaels and Janet Ferran, Mundania Press LLC,
25. Listen to the Ghost, Beverly Stowe McClure, Twilight Times Books,
25. Ocean Fairies, Wendy Maree Peterson, Twilight Times Books,
25. Blue Water Adventure, Rick Magers, Grizzly Bookz Publishing
25. The Hell Screen, I.J. Parker, St. Martins Press
25. Two Minutes To Midnight, M. Ray Lott, Winterwolf Publishing,
25. 'Aftermath 1', James Graves, Jr., Crystal Dreams,
25. Christian On Top, J. Crispin-Ripley, Double Dragon Publishing,
25. Die Like A Dog, Fran Keighley, Wings ePress, http://
25. Summer's Child, Sherry Derr-Wille, Whiskey Creek Press, http://www/,
25. The Mayan Glyph, Larry Baxter, Amber Quill Press,
25. From Dust and Ashes, Tricia Goyer, Moody Publishers,
26. Angelica, Jude Berman, Books Unbound,
26. In The Crossfire, L. R. Bliss, Awe-Struck E Publishing,
26. The Best Defense, Todd Stone, NovelBooks, Inc.,
26. Death on Delivery, Anne K. Edwards, Twilight Times Books,
26. Never Let Me Go, Joan M. Fox, Wings E Press,
26. The Gore Experiment, H Jay Scheuermann, Twenty-First Century Publishers,
26. Counselor at Large , Lee Emory, Treble Heart Books,
26. May the Best Man Die, Deborah Donnelly, Bantam Dell,
26. To Capture an Eagle, W. J. Calabrese, Wings ePress,
26. Blood Is the Sky, Steve Hamilton, Minotaur Books,
26. M.P., John R. Schembra, Writers Exchange Epublishing,
26. rough as a cop, juliet journals, http://
26. Delicate Hearts, E. L. Kingsley, ArtemisPress,
26. Gargoyle Tears, JV Harlee, Tarbutton Press,
26. 1 Mary's Child, Celia A. Leaman, Twilight Times Books,
26. True Blue Forever, Joyce Scarbrough, Publish America,
26. 1 Author's Personal Introduction - Night of the Double Moon, Sarah Jane Singer, Computer Classics (R),
26. The Bodies Out Back, Joseph E. Wright, Books Unbound,
26. Delicate Fears, E. L. Kingsley, ArtemisPress,
26. The Dynamiter, Fanny Stevenson, Dungan Books,
26. Settling In Nazareth, Sandy DeLuca, December Girl Press/Delirum,
26. Triple Threat, Elizabeth Dearl, NBI,
26. Immoral Authority, Robert W Smith, Echelon Press,
26. Skul dance , Gerd Balke, Novel Books, http://
26. Faith In Love, Liann Snow, ArtemisPress,
26. Privacy, Gini Wilson, Wings Press,
26. The Glass Rose, Pamela Waller, Oak Tree Publishing,


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