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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.

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)

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

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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Official Results

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Standings for Romance Novels

1. Her Only Option, Paula Martin, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]

2. Shanghai Connection, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
3. Redneck Ex, Claire Croxton, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
4. Grill Me, Baby, Sophia Knightly, Samhain Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Moving On-A Prairie Romance, Annette Bower, XoXoPublishing.com, [link][comments]
6. Holiday Affair, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Into the Red, Kelly Whitley, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
8. Patently in Love, Rhoda Baxter, Uncial Press, [link][comments]
9. All My Tomorrows, Colette L. Saucier, Southern Girl Press, [link][comments]
10. Coming Home, Paloma Beck, Secret Cravings, [link][comments]

11. Hell's Phoenix, Gracen Miller, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]
12. A Christmas Surprise, Lindsay Downs, Astraea Press, [link][comments]
13. Cornerstone Deep Echoes, Charlene A. Wilson, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
13. The Legacy of Eagle Creek, Bobbie Shafer, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Above the Law (The Men of Sanctuary Series, Book Four), Danica St. Como, Noble Romance Publishing, LLC, [link]
14. My Highland Love, Tarah Scott, Set, [link][comments]
14. The Dragon Within, Jeanne Guzman, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Secrets of the Sapphires, T. Sue VerSteeg, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
15. Finding Grace, Rhea Rhodan, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
15. My Lord Ax, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
15. A Man Worth Fighting For, Sara Daniel, Musa Publishing, [link]
16. Christmas Storm, Nancy Marie Bell, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
16. WHISPER OF YESTERDAY, Julie A. D'Arcy, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Highlander's Fury, Maeve Greyson, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
16. Danger In The Cliffs, Patricia Lieb, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Bonds of Time, Larion Wills, Muse
17. Amber Pacific, Christy Poff, Torrid Books
17. My Mozart, Juliet Waldron, Books We LoveMy Mozart, [link][comments]
17. Wild, Jaydyn Chelcee, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Power of the Moon, Tina Carreiro, Time and Tide Publishing, [link]
18. A Little Crushed, Viviane Brentanos, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Twilight Over Moldavia, Stephanie Burkhart, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
19. Genesis Queen, Gracen Miller, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Courageous Dare, Lacie Nation, Secret Cravings, [link][comments]
20. How To Marry A Warlock in 10 Days, Saranna DeWylde, Kensington Brava, [link]
20. Dex In Blue, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]
20. Irish Fling, Valerie Douglas, Alexandria Publishing group, [link]
20. Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire, Rachel Lyndhurst, Entangled, [link]
20. Curse of the Lost Isle - Seducing Sigefroi, Vijaya Schartz, Books We Love Ltd, [link]
21. No Quarter, L. J. LaBarthe, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
21. Celtic Destinies Book One: Clarissa, Kissa Starling, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
21. Her Last Day, Kat Holmes and L.J. Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
21. Frog, Mary Calmes, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
21. Death Is A Bitch, Cate Masters, Decadent Publishing, [link]
21. Ryelee's Cowboy, Kathleen Ball, Secret Cravings Publishing@, [link][comments]
21. Tumble Turn, Charlie Cochrane, MLR, [link][comments]
21. Dear Angel, Adelle Laudan, Amazon, [link][comments]
22. Desert Heat, Laurie White, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
22. Dances At Dawn, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
22. Sidecar, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
22. Stars & Stripes, Abigail Roux, Riptide, [link]
22. Second Chances, Delaney Diamond, Delaney Diamond, [link]
22. My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls, Linda Hays-Gibbs, Eternal Press, [link]
22. Ghost in the Wind, Marguerite Labbe, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]
22. Flood and Drought, Zahra Owens, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
22. One Night with a Hero, Laura Kaye, Entangled Publishing, [link]
22. Jimmie Joe Johnson: Manwhore, Lindsey Brookes, Kensington, [link][comments]
22. The Rare Event, PD Singer, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
22. Heart of Steele, Adelle Laudan, MuseItUp, [link]
23. High Stakes, Chad Strong, Musa Publishing, [link]
23. Sarah's Passion, Ginger Simpson, Books We Love, [link]
23. Hear No Evil, Suzanne Rossi, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
23. Revenge, Adrian Scott, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
23. A Lot Like a Lady, Kay Springsteen/Kim Bowman, Astraea Press, [link]
23. A Heap of Trouble, Lorrie Unites-Struiff, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
23. Killer in Wolf's Clothing, Kelli A. Wilkins, Amber Quill Press, [link]
23. Temptation's Hold, Zoey Marcel, Siren Publishing, [link]
23. The Viking's Witch, Kelli A. Wilkins, Medallion Press, [link]
23. False Pretences, Rosemary Morris, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
23. The Celestial, Barry Brennessel, MLR Press, [link]
24. A Member of the Council, Lynn Cahoon, Lyrical Press , [link]
24. Twin Rivers, John Nesbitt, Western Trail Blazer, [link]
24. Bootscootin Blahniks, D.D. Scott, , [link]
24. Texas Haven, Kathleen Ball, Secret Cravings Publishing, http:\\store.secretcravingspublishing.com
24. Gone Country, Lorelie James
24. A Ztouch to Remember, Rebecca Minto, Eternal Press, [link]
24. The Unexpected Choice, Stephanie Taylor, Astraea Press, [link]
24. Together Bound, Elizabeth Noble, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. Running Home, Kerrianne Coonbes, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
24. Hurt Me Good, H.C. Brown, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. A Hole in God's Pocket, K. Z. Snow, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. Emerging Magic The Magical Love Series), Lizzie T. Leaf, Passion in Print Press, [link]
25. Meant To Be, Jennifer Labelle, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
25. For the Long Run, Elizabeth Noble, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
25. trust me , jeff erno, dreamspinner press, [link]
25. Were Love Blooms, J. Morgan, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
25. No Greater Glory, Cindy Nord, Samhain Publishing, [link][comments]
25. No Job For A Woman, Sherry Gloag, Sweet Cravings Publishing, [link]
25. Rules are for Breaking, Imelda Evans, Destiny Romance, [link]
25. A Purrfect Match, Chris T. Kat, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
25. possession, sam crescent , [link]
25. Love's Second Sight, Darragha Foster, Liquid Silver Books, [link]
25. Rodeo Queen, Helen Hardt, Musa Publishing, [link]
25. A Reason To Believe, Diana Copland, Carina Press, [link]
25. Too Many Cooks, Shirley Ann Wilder, Burroughs, [link]
25. NOW AND FOREVER 1, A LOVE STORY, Jean Joachim, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
25. Hart's Destiny, Kimberly Adkins, Black Lyon publishing, http[link]
25. Take This Regret, AL Jackson, Sapphire Star Publishing, [link]
25. The perfect hope, Nora Roberts, An
25. Of Blood and Pulse Part II (The Pulse Myths series), A. Jacob Sweeny, Thalamus Press, [link]
25. Fighting Addiction, BA Tortuga, Torquere Press, [link]

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