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.
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
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 - 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
2005 Official Results
Standings for category: Horror Short Stories
1. Goodnight, Michael West, Wicked Karnival, http://www.wickedkarnival.com
2. Big Sister/Little Sister, Jennifer Pelland, Apex Digest, http://www.apexdigest.com
3. Traffic School, Simon Wood, Horror World, http://www.horrorworld.org
3. Silver Throat, Daria Karpova, Dream People Magazine, http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/thedreampeople/aug05/silver.html
4. Alive Into Hell, B.J. Bourg, Writer's Post Journal -Oct., http://bjbourg.com/
5. Red Barchetta, Debbie Kuhn, Nocturnal Ooze, http://www.nocturnalooze.com
6. Night Creatures, Elisa Adams, Changeling Press, http://www.changelingpress.com
7. Wicked World, Steven L. Shrewsbury, Ultimate Hallucination, http://www.ultimatehallucination.com/
8. Grimm, Howard Hopkins, Atlantic Bridge Publications, http://www.howardhopkins.com
8. Wicked Lucidity, Mandy M. Roth, New Concepts Publishing, http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/wickedlucidity.htm
9. Silver Anniversary, Stephen M. Wilson, Sideshow Press, http://www.wickedkarnival.com/
9. Game of Hell, Pamela K. kinney, Speculative Centre Fiction, http://www.speculativefictioncentre.com/pamelakkinney.htm
9. Forgotten, But Not Gone (Trespasing Time antho), Sheri L. McGathy, Double Dragon Publishing, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.asp?ISBN=1-55404-301-8
10. Masterpiece, Nancy S. Ward, Chippewa Publishing, http://www.chippewapublishing.com
10. Peekers, Kealan Patrick Burke, Horror World, http://www.horrorworld.org
10. Don't Stop Till You Bleed A Lot, Kyle Kucek, Camp Horror, http://newcamphorror.i8.com
11. Sisters Of The Secret Confederacy, Paris Dixon, Amber Quill Press, http://amberquill.com
11. Mister Happiness, Daniel Arenson, Dark Krypt, http://www.darkkrypt.com
11. Ripples, Elizabeth Blue, Dark Discoveries Magazine, http://http://www.darkdiscoveries.com
11. Virgin Sand Goddess, Ann Cory, Cthulu Sex Magazine, http://www.cthulhusex.com/
12. The Four Hundred and Twenty-Three, Pam L. Wallace, The Sword Review, http://theswordreview.com
12. General Mud, Stephen D. Rogers, Walking Bones Magazine, http://www.walkingbones.com/
12. Reindeer Games, Rhonda Eudaly, Apex Online, http://www.apexdigest.com/Online/fiction051203.shtml
12. Stay Here, Gary Frank, GSHW Press, http://www.authorgaryfrank.com/Stay%20Here.htm
12. New Gods of the Lost Children, Jason Andrew, Saltboy Books, http://www.saltboy.com/
13. The Return of the Ba, Angeline Hawkes-Craig, Black Death Books, http://www.khpindustries.com
13. Last Call, Mandy M Roth, New Concepts, http://www.mandyroth.com
13. Home of the Brave, Steven L. Shrewsbury, Reality Check, http://lulu.com
14. Mrs. Rosenkrantz, Arthur Sanchez, Anotherealm.com, http://www.anotherealm.com/2005/ar040205.html
14. The Kept, Desiree Erotique, Swanbeauty Publications, http://www.romanticsurrender.com/
14. Axe Murderer, Karen L. Newman, Bloodcookies, http://www.gorewhore.net/bc/axemurderer.htm
14. The Man Who Ate Moths, Michael Kelly, Feral Fiction, http://www.feralfiction.com/stories/moths.htm
14. Hell Notes, M. K. Hobson, Sci Fiction, http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/hobson2/index.html
14. Moderanecht, Bryn Sparks, Wicked Karnival, http://wickedkarnival.com/
15. Celluloid Sally, Michelle O'Neill, Nocturnal Ooze, http://www.nocturnalooze.com/index.html
15. Healthy Breath of Morn, Ralan Conley, Blood Rose, http://www.bloodrosemag.com/current/breath_of_morn.html
15. Ashes to Ashes, Amy Grech, The Late Late Show, http://www.latelateshow.net/NovDec2005/ashes_nov_dec_2005_stories.htm
15. Atoner, Terry Gates Grimwood, Whispers of Wickedness, http://www.ookami.co.uk
15. When Darkness Falls, Steven lloyd, Naked Snake Books
15. Congo Jenga, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Shadowed Realms, http://www.shadowedrealms.com.au/issue8/congo.htm
15. A Lullaby of Tiny Naked Angels, Joseph Armstead, Wicked Karnival, http://www.wickedkarnival.com
16. Do No Good, C.N. Pitts, Insidious Reflections, http://www.insidiousreflections.com
16. The Doom That Came To Necropolis, Steve Johnson, Lite Circle, http://litecircle.org/
16. Griselda (Trespassing Time anthology), Jerri Garretson, Double Dragon Publishing, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.asp?ISBN=1-55404-301-8
16. Bite of the Spider, Nickolaus A. Pacione, Ebooksondisk.com / Reality Check Anthology, http://www.ebooksondisk.com
16. Blood To Burn, Steven L. Shrewsbury, Night To Dawn, http://
16. Prick, Marlo Dianne, From the Asylum, http://www.fromtheasylum.com/august2005/prick.htm
16. Half The Storm, Erin MacKay, QUAKES AND STORMS: A NATURAL DISASTER ANTHOLOGY, http://www.lulu.com/content/144880
16. The Serial Murders, Kim Newman, SCIFICTION, http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/newman4/index.html
16. The Funhouse, JG Faherty, Wicked Karnival, http://www.wickedkarnival.com
16. Incident at Monarch Pass, Boyd E. Harris, The Horror Library, http://www.horrorlibrary.net
16. The Unknown, Macey Baggett Wuesthoff, Storystation, http://www.viatouch.com/Learn/Storystation/Stories/theunknown.jsp
16. Wicked Lucidity , Mandy M. Roth, New Concepts Publishing, http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/wickedlucidity.htm
16. Tales From Someplace Else, W. J. Calabrese, Wings ePress
16. Road Rage, Tyree Campbell, Panic, http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/vineyard/panic.htm
16. When All Is Done, Toni Stauffer, Writers for Relief Antho - Lulu, http://www.lulu.com/content/178059