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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

2006 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Horror Novels

1. Bloodstone, Nate Kenyon, Gale/Five Star,
2. Michael, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Ephemera Bound Publishing,
3. Curious Accounts of the Imaginary Friend, P.S. Gifford, Virtual Tales,
4. Heaven's Falling 2: Redemption, Garry Charles, Hadesgate Publications,
5. FEAR Anthology, Whiskey Creek Press Authors, Whiskey Creek Press,
6. The Pressure of Darkness, Harry Shannon, Five Star,
7. Into the Mirror Black, Frank E. Bittinger, iUniverse,
8. The All-Soul's Faire, Kristy Tallman, Ferrell Tallman Publishing Inc,
9. The Literary Six, Vince A. Liaguno, Outskirts Press,
10. Touching Evil, Rob Knight, Torquere Press,

11. Slipping, Barri L. Bumgarner, Tigress Press LLC,
11. Friends in Dark Places, John Bushore, Sam's Dot Publishing,
11. Pressure, Jeff Strand, Earthling Publications, http://
12. Weep Not for the Vampire, William A. Veselik, Mundania Press,
13. Greystone, Christina Barber, eTreasures Publishing,
14. Wicked Lucidity, Mandy Roth, NCP,
14. Pervalism, M.E. Ellis, Wild Child Publishing,
15. Rage, L.B. Milano, Cerridwen Press,
16. After Sundown: Redemption, Eden Robins, Cerridwen Press,
16. Wishing Makes It So, Marilyn Meredith, Hard Shell Word Factory,
16. Decimate, Various authors, Wild Child Publishing,
17. Nocturne, Elizabeth Donald, Cerridwen Press,
17. Beyond the Four Walls, Pamela K. Kinney, Naked Snake Press,
18. The Harrowing, Alexandra Sokoloff, St. Martin's Press,
18. The Curious Accounts of the Imaginary Friend, P. S. Gifford, ,
18. The Conqueror Worms, Brian Keene, Leisure,
18. Taken by the Wind, Charlotte Boyett-Compo, Cerridwen Press,
18. Lisey's Story, Stephen King, Scribner,
19. Tomb of the God King, Julia Talbot, Torquere Press,
20. Brothers of the Night, Audrey Godwin, Triskelion Publishing,
21. Ghost Road Blues, Jonathan Maberry, Pinnacle Books,
22. Innocence Taken, Janet Durbin, Forbidden Publications,
22. Creepers, David Morrell, CDS Books,
22. Momma's Boy, Fran Friel, Insidious Publications
22. Into The Mirror Black, Frank Bittenger, ,
22. Ghostly Possession, Teresa Wayne, Mardi Gras Publishing,
22. Hannibal Rising, Thomas Harris, Delacorte Press,
23. Winter Collection, Cora Miller, Star Publish LLC,
23. Night Whispers, David Greske, Whiskey Creek Press,
23. Zeb The Dog Man, Kenneth E. Baker, Whiskeycreek Press
24. IF THINE EYE OFFEND THEE, T.K. Sheils, Mundania press,
24. Rough Cut, Gary McMahon, Pendragon Press,
24. Then Comes The Child, Angeline Hawkes / Christopher Fulbright, Carnifex Press,
24. Lost in the Cornfield, Jospeh A. Domino, Chippewa Publishing,
24. Grimm, Howard Hopkins, GP PRess,
25. Headstone City, Tom Piccirilli, Bantam,
25. Noctune, Elizabeth Donald, Cerridwen,
25. Vampire Apocalypse, Derek Gunn, Black Death Books, http://
25. The Ruins, Scott Smith, Simon and Schuster, http://
25. The Pilo Family Circus, Will Elliot, ABC Books, http://
25. The Farm, Scott Nicholson, Pinnacle,
25. Immortal Reveries, H S Kinn, Aphrodites Apples,
25. Zeus, Buddha and Me Went Into A Bar, Jesus H. Christ, HBC,
25. Scabed wings of Abadon, Sean Kennedy, Dark Atlas Publications,


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