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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

2003 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings & #votes for category: Romance Short Stories

1. Before Night Falls, Jeya Jenson, Extasy/Zumaya,
2. Surrender, Lora Leigh, Elloras Cave,
3. A Nice Girl Like You, Tyree Campbell, Sam's Dot Publishing,
4. We'll Always Have Paris, Steven L. Shrewsbury, FREAKY FRIGHTS
4. 28 Phantom Lover, Sherrilyn Kenyon, St Martins,
5. Sweet Surrender, Lynne den Hartog, Blue Food,
6. Black Sail, Brenna Lyons, eXtasy/Zumaya,
7. Must Sign for Delivery, Jade Walker, SmokeLong Quarterly,
8. Highland Spirit, Lori Pepio, Echelon Press,
8. Pleasuring Miss Poppy, Sahara Kelly, Elloras Cave,
9. For Sale by Owner, Leigh Wyndfield, Liquid Silver Books,
10. Mercenaries, Angela Knight, Ellora's Cave,
10. August Heat, Lora Leigh, Ellora's Cave,

11. The Dragon Sorcerer, Deborah Lynne, Echelon Press,
11. 12 Snow Angel, Joey W. Hill, Ellora's Cave,
11. Lunewulf I: Pack Law, Lorie O'Clare, Ellora's Cave,
12. A Christmas Promise, Pamela Johnson, Echelon Press,
12. Knight's Quest, Jacqueline Seewald, Romance Ever After,
12. Moonlight Rendezvous with a Vampire, MariannelaCroix, Amber Quill,
13. Moon Lust III - Mating Season, Sherri L. King, Elloras Cave,
13. Life Without Raine, Michele R. Bardsley, Ellora's Cave,
13. Call Down The Moons (Dream Quest anthology), Megan Sybil Baker/Linnea Sinclair, LTD Books,
14. Waves of Fate, Amy Mistretta, Whiskey Creek Press,
14. Redevence: The Edge, Annie Windsor, Ellora's Cave,
14. Devlin's Wicked Wish, Alexis Hart, Echelon Press,
15. Souvenirs, Tanya Powell Lane, The Rose & Thorn,
15. Weighing Anchor, Dee S. Knight, Liquid Silver Books,
15. Call To Loving Arms, Delphyne DeRouge, Amber Quill,
15. Born of Night, Celeste Anwar, New Concepts Publishing, http://
15. Elf Lord, Natalie J. Damschroder, Echelon Press,
15. Elf Song, Samantha Winston, Ellora's Cave,
16. R. A. Punzel Lets Down Her Hair, Dee S. Knight, Liquid Silver Books,
16. Restrained Hearts, Leanne Shawler, Amber Quill Press,
16. Passion Knows No Boundaries, Paris Dixon, Amber Quill Press,
16. Acting on Impulse, Ashleigh Raine, Elloras' Cave,
16. Shut Up and Drive, Dakota Cassidy, Liquid Silver Books,
16. Carnal Knowledge, Celeste Anwar, New Concepts Publishing,
16. A Christmas Fantasy, Kit Tunstall, Ellora's Cave,
17. Mastered, Ann Jacobs, Ellora's Cave,
17. The Girl In The Box (from Dream Quest), Janet Miller, LTDBooks,
17. Lusty Charms: Invictus, Lani Aames, Ellora's Cave,
17. Midnight Man, Lisa Marie Rice, Elloras Cave,
17. The Doll, Janet Miller, Ellora's Cave,
17. Bounty Hunter, M.L. Rhodes, Amber Quill Press,
17. Walpurgiz Night (from Equinox), Katherine Kingston, Ellora's Cave,
18. Celluloid Fantasy, Jeya Jenson, eXtasy Books,
18. Uenuku and the Mist Maiden, Chrissie Ward, Fables,
18. Covenants, Barbara T. Karmazin, Atlantic Bridge ,
18. Heart Licensing Bureau, Tina R. Brown, Twilight Times,
18. Dancing in the Dark, Jennifer Dunne, Ellora's Cave,
18. Lelitias Stake, Joey W. Hill,
19. Christmas Dinner , Dove, ST BDSM,
19. Amberline, Renee Brown, ArtemisPress,
19. The River House, Eleanor Lerman, ArtemisPress,
19. Hannah In My Arms, Liann Snow, ArtemisPress,
19. Mother Wore Spurs, Louise Perry, Echelon Press,
19. Just a Little Magic, Kate Douglas, Ellora's Cave,
19. The Beauty Within, Heather Holland, Ellora's Cave,
19. Starfire, Anne Carter, Echelon Press,
19. The Secretary, Jonah Lissner, Lissner Publishing,


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