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Critter Notices

Critters is almost 25!

In November, Critters will be 25 years old! Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

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.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

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!

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're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

Official Results

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New!See also the Best-Ever Voters Poll for the best works ever written (not just in the last year)

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Artwork page | Book/e-book Cover Artwork page | Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page |
Authors page | Poets page | Artists page |
Book/e-book Editors page | Magazine/e-zine Editors page |
Print/Electronic Book Publishers page |
Review site | Bookstore | Promotional Firms, Sites, and Resources page |
Fiction 'zines page | Poetry 'zines page | Nonfiction 'zines page |
Writers' Discussion Forum page | Writers' Workshop page |
Writers' Resource/Information/News Source page |
Current standings | Best EVER Poll | Report an Error |

Standings for Fiction Magazine/e-zines

1. The Horror Zine, [link][comments]

2. Flashes in the Dark, [link][comments]
3. SNM Horror Magazine, [link][comments]
4. Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, [link][comments]
5. Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, [link]
6. The New Flesh, [link]
7. Pulp Metal Magazine, [link][comments]
7. House of Horror, [link][comments]
8. www.weaponizer, [link][comments]
9. Apollo's Lyre, [link]
9. The Dark Fiction Spotlight, [link][comments]
9. Yellow Mama, [link]
10. Residential Aliens, [link]

11. Digital Dragon Magazine, [link]
12. Static Movement, [link][comments]
12. Horrotica, [link]
13. The World of Myth Magazine, [link]
13. Every Day Fiction, [link][comments]
13. Space and Time, [link]
13. A Twist Of Noir, [link]
14. With Painted Words, [link]
14. Innsmouth Free Press, [link]
14. Necrotic Tissue, [link][comments]
14. Science Fiction Trails, [link]
14. STLGzine, [link]
15. The Future Fire, [link]
15. The New Bedlam Project, [link]
16. Black Gate Magazine, [link]
16. Port Iris Magazine, [link]
16. Clarkesworld Magazine, [link]
16. Sorcerous Signals, [link]
16. Allegory Magazine, [link]
16. Microhorror, [link]
16. Beat to a Pulp, [link][comments]
16. Lorelei Signal, [link]
16. Redstone Science Fiction, [link]
16. Morpheus Tales, [link]
16. All Due Respect, [link]
17. Free Fiction Friday, [link]
17. Three-lobed Burning Eye, [link]
17. Electric Spec, [link]
17. Spinetingler, [link]
17. The Martian Wave, [link]
17. Tatomir, [link]
17. Bull Spec, [link]
17. Fantastique Unfettered, [link][comments]
17. Horror Bound Magazine,
17. Bards & Sages Quarterly, [link]
17. Dakest Before The Dawn, [link]
17. The Absent Willow Review, [link]
17. Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, [link]
17. Aphelion Webzine, [link]
17. Mysterical-e,

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