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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.

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)

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 - 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

(New votes may not appear immediately; database updates run at least once an hour)

New!New category this year: 'Promotional Firms, Sites, and Resources', for companies that do promotional work for authors, are sites where authors can promote their work, or offer resources for same.

New!You may now report errors in the poll more easily; see the 'Report an Error' links in various convenient places.

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

New!Convert your work to ebooks! The votemaster runs ReAnimus Press

New!Also Enter and Vote the Best Idea Contest — $$ Cash prizes

New! now has Workshops for Everything — all genres, music, video, photography, art, apps.....

(Note these results are not official until after the poll closes, reported errors have been attended to, and ballot-stuffing, anti-fraud software has been run)

[Tallies for...
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Current standings | Best EVER Poll | Report an Error |

Standings for category: novelerot

1. Lovers and Beloveds, MeiLin Miranda, Sans Culotte Press, [link] [comments]
2. Pandora's Hope, Lisa Lane, Ravenous Romance, [link] [comments]
3. Wings of Desire, Arianna Skye, Eternal Press, [link]
3. Possess Me, R.G. Alexander, Berkley Heat, [link]
4. Internet Bonds 39: Terms of Surrender, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
5. Hot Spanish Nights, Bianca Swan, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
5. The Moon The Madness and The Magic, Eliza March, Siren Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. The Enchanted Bathroom, Liam Stalls, MuseItHOT Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. Trusted Bond, Mary Calmes, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
7. The Seduction of Simone, Cherie De Sues, Noble Romance Publishing, [link] [comments]
8. Hot on Her Tail, Ruth D. Kerce, Ellora's Cave, [link]
9. A Different Yesterday, Linda Mooney, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link] [comments]

9. Tease, Mina Kelly, Loose Id, [link]
9. A Thin Line, Emma Hillman, eXcessica Publishing, [link] [comments]
9. Changing Their Wolfen Heritage, Missy Martine, Siren/Bookstrand, [link] [comments]
10. Goldie and The Three Behrs, Harris Channing, Siren/Bookstrand, [link] [comments]
11. Solitude & Sea Glass, T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis, Amber Allure, [link]
12. Librarians Dont Get Married, AP Miller, excessica, [link]
12. Leah's Home Lens, Bridy McAvoy, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
13. life in fusion, ethan day, mlrpress, [link]
13. Glass Slipper, Abigail Barnette, Resplendence, [link]
13. Dark Desire, Leah Brooke, Siren Publishing, [link]
13. Claiming Night, JL Oiler, Silver Publishing, [link]
14. The Distance Between Us, L. A. Witt, Samhain, [link]
14. The Seduction of Sir Galahad, J.E. Taylor , Smashwords, [link]
14. The First Real Thing, Cat Grant, Ellora's Cave, [link]
14. Acquainted With the Night, Tymber Dalton, Siren-BookStrand, [link]
14. Beck and Call, Abby Gordon, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. Mistress Rules, Christine D'Abo, Ellora's Cave, [link] [comments]
14. Xavier's Way, Diana DeRicci, Etopia Press, [link]
14. Sex Symbol, Tracey H. Kitts, Ellora's Cave, [link]
14. All She Wrote, Josh Lanyon, Samhain, [link]
15. Relentless Passion, A.J. Llewellyn, Ellora's Cave, [link]
15. Serenity's Dream, Brita Addams, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
15. Issla, A Vampire Living In The 21st Century, G.A. Endless, Silver Publishing, [link] [comments]
15. Pleasure Bound, Opal Carew, St. Martin's Press, [link] [comments]
15. Two Grooms for Dani, Roxi Romano, Ellora's Cave, [link]
15. Ondine, Giselle Renarde, eXcessica Publishing, [link]
16. I Spy A Wicked Sin, Jo Davis, NAL, [link]
16. Her Master's Gift, Dena Celeste
16. Lord of Thieves, Ingela F. Hyatt, Awe-struck Publishing, [link]
16. House Rules, Veronica Tower, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
16. The Brothers of Hogg's Hollow, G.R. Richards, Amber Allure, [link]
16. Nightwalker A Leah Wolfe SINS Novel , Rhonda L. Print , Liquid Silver, [link]

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