New entry Dec 07
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.
A Guide to BarsoomThe ultimate, definitive GUIDE TO BARSOOM from ReAnimus Press. NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO. The best guide to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series.
Stayin' AliveIf you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.
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 - www.cpr.org 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 www.nyx.net.
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 pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
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
2003 Official Results
Standings & #votes for category: Writers' Discussion Forum
1. Mindsight Series Forum, http://www.mindsightseries.com/
2. RWC, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWClist/
3. Forward Motion, http://www.fmwriters.com/
4. Christian Writers' Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CWG/
5. Write101, http://forum.write101.com/
6. Literotica Forums Author's Hangout, http://www.literotica.com/
7. MomWriters, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/momwriters
8. Critique Circle, http://www.critiquecircle.com/
9. 22 Fiction Addiction, http://www.fictionaddiction.net/
10. RWU (Romance Writers Unlimited), http://www.rwunlimited.org/
11. The Writer's Life, http://www.thewriterslife.net/
12. 16 SDO DISCUSSION FORUM, http://www.sintrigue.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
13. Speculations Rumor Mill, http://www.speculations.com/rumormill
14. Paranormal Writers, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PNWriters/
15. The Romance Studio, http://www.theromancestudio.com/
15. TOOT-BOOKS, http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOOT-BOOKS/
15. Absolute Write Water Cooler, http://pub43.ezboard.com/babsolutewrite
16. Fantasywriters, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Fantasywriter/
16. Short Mystery Fiction Society, http://http://www.thewindjammer.com/smfs/html/discuss.html
17. The Scribe's Message Board, http://com1.akheva.com/bthescribesmessageboard
18. Writer's Space, http://www.writerspace.com/
18. The Best Pulp Fiction Online Forum, http://pub111.ezboard.com/bthebestpulpfictiononlineforum
18. Christian Writers View, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWritersView/
18. Yesterday's Dreamers, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yesterdaysdreamers/
19. SFF.NET, http://sff.net/
19. LoveRites Interactive Writing Community, http://pub65.ezboard.com/bloveritesinteractivewritingcommunity
19. Author Mania group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/authormania
19. The Writer Forum, http://www.writermag.com/wrt/community/forum/
20. FCW Fellowship of Christian Writers, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCW
20. Writers Net, http://www.writers.net/
20. American Christian Romance Writers, http://www.acrw.net/
20. Anotherealm BBS, http://www.anotherealm.com/
20. THE WRITERS ZONE, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWritersZone/
20. the Swamp, http://www.the-swamp.net/phpBB2/index.php
20. Shocklines, http://www.shocklines.com/
21. Asimovs, http://www.asimovs.com/forum
21. Freelancing, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freelancing
21. TTA Press Forum, http://www.ttapress.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi
22. Author Mania, http://groups.yahoo.com/authormania
22. Compuserv Writers Forum, http://forums.compuserve.com/vlforums/default.asp?SRV=Writers
22. Fiction Addiction , http://www.fictionaddiction.net/
22. Literotica's Ah, http://
22. 1 Author Mania , http://groups.yahoo.com/authormania
22. Forward Motion , http://fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php
22. All About Murder, http://www.allaboutmurder.com/
22. 1 WRITERS, http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/writers
22. WWForums.com, http://www.wwforums.com/
22. Writers' Weekly Forum, http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/
22. TOOT-BOOKS , http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOOT-BOOKS/