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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)

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

Preditors & Editors Poll results

Official Results

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Standings for Horror Short Stories

1. Photo Finish, Rob Smales, Post Mortem Press, [link][comments]

2. The Fifth Floor, E.H.James, Musa Publishing, http:/[link][comments]
3. The Journal of USS Indianapolis Survivor: Stefanos “Stevie” Georgiou”, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Moon Press, [link][comments]
4. Mourning Has Broken, James Cheetham, SNM Horror Magazine, [link][comments]
5. Family Tradition, Pamela Turner, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
6. The Creek, Shaun Meeks, CreateSpace, [link][comments]
7. A Curse and a Kiss, Eric J. Guignard, Evil Jester Press, [link][comments]
8. Laid to Rest, Ash Krafton, Title Goes Here, [link]
8. Jalopy, Brett Graham, SNM Horror Mag, [link][comments]
8. Nathan the Buttercups are Blooming, Linda Swift, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
8. Bottled Spirits, Pamela K. Kinney, BuzzyMag.com, [link]
9. The Power of Fine Furniture, Bellakentuky, EbookMall, [link][comments]
10. Blood will Freeze, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Silver Publishing, [link][comments]

11. Isn't Much to Tell, Dustin LaValley, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link]
12. Waitstaff, Bruce Memblatt, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
12. Fever in the Blood, Rebecca L. Brown, Vampires 2, [link][comments]
12. Madeleine, Julianne Snow, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
13. Terror Deep Behind the Walls, M C Scout, Gratista Vampire Clan
14. The Talent's in the Bones, Christian A. Larsen, Post Mortem Press, [link][comments]
15. Imogen, Sam Stone, Hersham Horror, [link]
16. A Mother's Love, John M. McIlveen, St. Martin's, [link][comments]
16. Footnotes to a lesson, Sabrann Curach, Alexandria Publishing Group, [link]
16. The Confession of a Confirmed Has-been, John M. McIlveen, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
16. Wet Dreams, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
17. Slink, Trent Zelazny, Evil Jester Press, [link]
17. A Stranger Comes to Town, Christopher Grant, Vicious Kidd Press, [link][comments]
17. Colony, Bruce Durham, Perseid Publishing, tps://www.facebook.com/PerseidPublishing
17. Arise Thou Niarlet From Thy Rest!, D.J. Butler, Cold Fusion Media, [link]
18. Way Past Midnight, Samantha Combs, CreateSpace, [link]
18. A Case of Curiosities, Guy Anthony De Marco, Daily Science Fiction, [link]
18. Auction, James Hoch, Dark Moon Books, [link]
18. Black Moon Rising, Paul D, Brazill, Fox Spirit, [link]
19. Josh of the Damned Triple Feature #1, Andrea Speed, Riptide Publishing, [link]
19. Death at Iguacu, Jeanpaul Ferro, Medulla Review, [link]
19. TTrimming the Tree, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link]
19. Perfect Fit, Steve Shrott, Whortleberry Press, [link][comments]
19. Marla's Eyes, Ed Kurtz, Black Dog & Leventhal, [link]
19. Times of Trouble, Michael S. Gardner, CreateSpace, [link]
19. Drift Madness, Chris Daruns, Deimos eZine, [link]
19. The Five Disciples, Joel Jenkins, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
19. Things Falling Apart, J.W. Schnarr, Five Rivers Publishing, [link]
19. Halo of the Damned, Dina Rae, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
19. Rerun, Dustin LaValley, Shroud Magazine #12, [link]
19. Dare To Dream, David Barber, Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, [link]
19. Habemus Papam, Desmond Warzel, Blood Bound Books, [link]
19. The Screamer, T.E. Grau, H. Harksen Productions, [link][comments]
19. Clam Digger, David James Keaton, Crime Factory, [link]
19. Dead Flower, Jodi Lee, Jodi Lee, [link]
19. Paint it Black, John M. McIlveen, Buzzymag, [link]

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