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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.

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 - 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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for Anthologies

1. The Ghost Is the Machine, Post Mortem Press, [link][comments]

2. Sapphic Planet Anthology, Sapphic Planet, [link][comments]
3. Beneath the Surface, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Bonded By Blood 5: Doomsday Descends, SNM Horror Mag, [link][comments]
4. Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road, Chase Enterprises Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, Dark Moon Books, [link]
5. Blaze, Amazon Digital, [link][comments]
5. Evernight 2, XoXo Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Adventures in Otherwhen, BooksforaBuck.com, [link]
7. Read The End First, WIcked East Press, [link]
8. Mirages: Tales from Authors of the Macabre, Black Curtain Press, [link]
9. 2012 Christmas Collection, Victory Tales Press, [link][comments]
10. Horror for Good, Cutting Block Press, [link][comments]
10. Substitution Cipher, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
10. Wicked Bag of Suspense Tales, Wicked East Press, [link][comments]

11. Whispers In The Shadows, Diamond Dust Books, [link]
12. World's Collider: A Shared-World Anthology, Nightscape Press, [link][comments]
12. A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine, The Horror Zine
12. Forever Families, Mandinam Press, [link][comments]
12. Sha'Daa: Pawns, Perseid Publishing, [link]
12. Rogues In Hell, Perseid Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Off The Record 2 - A Charity Anthology, Guilty Conscience, [link]
13. The Dodo Dragon and other Stories, Dragon Tree, [link][comments]
13. Death Takes A Snow Day, Pulp Metal Fiction, [link][comments]
13. Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories, Dark Moon Books, [link]
14. The 13 Ghosts of Christmas, Spectral Press Publishing, [link]
14. Hot Dogs & Cool Cats: Animal Tales a la Carte, Create Space, [link][comments]
14. Uncle B's Drive-In Fiction, Uncle B. Publications, [link]
14. Night Terrors II, Blood Bound Books, [link][comments]
15. Bound to the Billionaire, Total-E-Bound, [link][comments]
15. Drunk On The Moon, Dark Valentine Press, [link]
15. Unidentified Funny Objects, UFO Publishing, [link]
16. Fading [link], Angelic Knight Press, [link][comments]
16. No Rest for the Wicked, Rainstorm Press, [link]
16. My Funny Major Medical, My Funny Books, [link]
16. A Community of Writers, Sunbury Press, [link]
16. Call of Duty, Secret Cravings, [link][comments]
16. The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume I, Pen-L Publishing, [link]
16. Space Eldritch, Cold Fusion Media, [link]
16. Lashings of Sauce, JMS, [link]
16. Fungi, Innsmouth Free Press, [link]
17. Outlaw Bodies, Futurefire.net Publishing, [link]
17. Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales, Wayman Publishing, [link]
17. A Medley Of Inspirational Romance, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
17. Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire, Cleis Press
17. Mystery Times Nine 2012, Buddapuss Ink, [link][comments]
17. A Legacy of Stars, Dark Quest Books, [link]
17. Zombie Writing!, Rymfire Books
17. Danse Macabre: Encounters with the Reapers, Edge Publishing, [link]
18. Love and Darker Passions, Double Dragon, [link]
18. Going for Gold: Gay Olympic Anthology, MLR Press, [link]
18. Milf & Cookies, Hot Ink Press, [link]
18. SLEEP STALKER, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
18. 22 Naked Bodies Inside, pixelhose.com, [link]
18. Science Fiction: Time Travel, [link]
18. Gunslingers and Ghost Stories, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
18. The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One, Damnation Books, [link]
18. Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
18. Things Falling Apart, Five Rivers Publishing, [link]
18. Horror Bent, [link]
18. Gathering Darkness, Vicious Kidd Press, [link]
18. Ghost Writer, Oak Tree Press, [link]
18. Roachkiller and Other Stories, Beyond the Page, [link]
18. Death Sparkles, Draconis Enterprises Publishing, [link]

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