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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.

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.

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)

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.

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]








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Standings for Anthologies

1. Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror, FR Press, [link][comments]

2. Lawyers in Hell, Perseid Publishing, [link][comments]
3. I Believe In Werewolves, NetBound Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Phobophobia, Dark Continents Publishing, [link][comments]
5. D.O.A.: Extreme Horror Anthology, Blood Bound Books, [link][comments]
6. Off The Record, Guilty Conscience, [link][comments]
7. Forgotten Treasures, Lisa's Lair, [link][comments]
7. Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, Goombah Gumbo Press, [link][comments]
7. Their Dark Masters, Red Skies Press, [link][comments]
8. (re)Visions: Alice, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
9. Lavender Dreams, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Lifelines, InkSpotter Publishing, [link]

11. Seducing the Myth, Lucy Felthouse, [link]
11. Bonded By Blood IV, SNM Horror Magazine, [link][comments]
12. What Fears Become, imajin Books/ The Horror Zine, [link][comments]
12. Tooth and Claw: A Werewolf Anthology, Liquid Imagination
13. Dark Doorways: The Best of Post Mortem Press, Post Mortem Press, [link]
13. Dark Pages: International Noir, Trestle Press, [link]
14. Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road, Chase Enterprises Publishing, [link][comments]
15. No Man's Land edited by Mike McPhail, Dark Quest Books, [link]
16. Undead Tales, Rymfire Books, [link]
16. Desires 4: Desire on Ice & Desires at Dawn, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
16. From Shadows and Nightmares, Nighfall Publications, [link]
17. Holiday of the Dead, Wild Wolf, [link][comments]
17. 2011 Christmas Collection, Victory Tales Press, [link]
17. 13: Tales of Dark Fiction, Morpheus Tales, [link]
17. Help Wanted! Tales of On-the-Job-Terror, Evil Jester Press, [link]
18. Sweet Kisses and Lesbian Wishes, Renaissance Ebooks, [link][comments]
18. Erotica Apocrypha, Freaky Fountain Press, [link]
19. 9 Tales O' Cats, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Dead Souls, Post Mortem Press, [link]
20. Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, Lethe Press, [link]
21. The NOIR Anthology, Black Heart Magazine, [link]
21. Showdown at Midnight, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
21. Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra, InkSpotter Publishing, [link]
21. Local Heroes, Static Movement, [link][comments]
21. Children of the Moon: A Werewolf Anthology, Misanthrope Press, [link][comments]
21. Tattered Souls 2, Cutting Block Press, [link][comments]
22. My Mistress' Thighs: Erotic Transgender Fiction and Poetry, loveyoudivine Alterotica, [link]
22. Strange Tales of Horror, NorGus Press, [link][comments]
22. Ruby Red Cravings, Static Movement, [link]
22. The Dark Season , Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
23. Tea and Crumpet, JMS Books, [link]
23. Will It Go Faster If I Push This, Static Movement, [link][comments]
23. Mother Goose is Dead: Modern Stories of Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales, Damnation Books, [link]
23. Men Out of Uniform, Berkley, [link],,9780425243169,00.html
23. Humorous Poetry Parodies & Even Verse, Amazon/Smashwords, [link][comments]
23. Dark Moon presents: Vampires!, Dark Moon Books, [link]
24. Dark Moon Presents: Zombies!, Dark Moon Books, [link]
24. Red Roses And Shattered Glass, Noble Romance Publishing, LLC, [link]
24. Nice Girls, Naughty Sex, Seal Press, [link]
24. Tales From the Backlist, Backlist eBooks, [link][comments]
24. Twisted Tails VI, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
24. Oil, Static Movement, [link]
24. The Long Weekend and other Tales from Down Under by Eva Hore, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
24. 6stories of suspense, barany publishing, [link]
24. Double-take Tales, [link]
24. The Red Satin Collection, loveyoudivine Alterotica, [link]
24. Time Travel Times 5, Amazon/Smashwords, [link]
24. Wake Up Dead, Crowded Quarantine Publications, [link]
24. Eight Days of Madness, Vicious Kidd Press, [link]
24. The Eighth Black Book of Horror, Mortbury Press, [link]
24. TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VII, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
24. Dead but Dreaming 2 , Miskatonic River Press , [link]
24. Best Served Cold: An Eye for an Eye, RuneWright, [link][comments]
24. Triangulation: Last Contact, PARSEC Ink, [link]

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