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New entry Dec 07

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)

Stayin' Alive

If 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 - 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

2007 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Fiction Magazine/e-zines

1. Farrago's Wainscott,
2. Oysters & Chocolate,
2. Stories for Children Magazine,
3. Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest,
3. The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror,
4. The Rose & Thorn,
5. Every Day Fiction,
6. 13Human Souls,
7. Flashing Swords,
8. Flash Me Magazine,
9. Yellow Mama,
10. Tales of the Talisman,
10. The World of Myth, http://
10. Flash Fiction Online,

11. Sybil's Garage,
11. Ray Gun Revival,
11. The Lorelei Signal,
11. GUD,
11. Apollo's Lyre,
12. Heavy Glow,
12. Dark Recesses,
12. Anotherealm,
12. Bewildering Stories, http://
12. Future Fire, The,
13. Crime and Suspense,
13. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM),
13. Dark Gothic,
14. Khimairal Ink,
14. Mysterical-e,
14. Bare Back Magazine,
15. Literary Fever,
15. Twilight Times,
15. Sorcerous Signals,
15. The Sword Review,
15. Estronomicon,
16. Niteblade Fantasy and Horror Magazine,
16. Dragons, Knights, & Angels,
16. Clean Sheets,
16. Paraphernalia,
16. Cobblestone Press Quarterly,
16. Shimmer,
16. Helix SF,
17. Underground Voices,
17. Hub,
17. The Fiction Flyer,
17. The Town Drunk,
17. Oysters and Chocolate,
17. Steel Moon Publishing,
17. The Fifth Di...,
18. CPQ Magazine,
18. The Shine Journal
18. Clarkesworld,
18. Electric Spec,
18. Fantasy Magazine,
18. Gryphonwood,
18. eZine,
18. Word Riot,
18. The 13th Warrior Review,
18. Fear and Trembling,
18. The Oasis,
18. Mad Hatters' Review,
18. Theaker's Quarterly Fiction,
18. 42opus,
19. New Myths,
19. Lucrezia Magazine,
19. LOST Magazine,
19. Dark Gothic ,
19. Whispers of Wickedness,
19. Static Movement,
19. Escape Velocity,
19. FRiGG,
19. Hobart,
19. Space and Time Magazine,
19. Afterburn SF,
19. The First Line,
19. Mysterical E,
19. Jim Baen's Universe,
19. Jupiter Magazine,
19. Lone Star Stories,
19. Dark Wisdom,
19. Residential Aliens,
19. Jupiter,
19. The Sun,
19. New Works Review,
19. Aberrant Dreams, http://
19. Digitalis Obscura,


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