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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.

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

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.

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 Romance Short Stories

1. Dear Julia, Rae Summers, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]

2. Twinkle Lights, Vicki Batman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Kiss Of Death, Sharon Donovan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
4. Against All Gods, Steven R. Southard, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
4. A Matter of the Mind, Bellakentuky, Boroughs Publishing Group, [link][comments]
5. Beer and Groping in Las Vegas, Angela Quarles, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Amnesie, L. E. Harvey, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Don't Call Me Cougar, Luci Cosway, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
8. Another Way to Die, Amy McCorkle, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
9. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, Oracle Bay Books, [link][comments]
9. Fire (Temptations 3), MC Scout, Torrid Books
10. Heartsong, Sarah McNeal, PbRJV, [link][comments]
10. How to Raise an Honest Rabbit, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
10. His for the Taking, Harris Channing, self, [link]
10. We Never Said I love You, Margaret Tanner, Books We Love, [link]

11. I Should Have Kissed You, K. Starling, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
11. The Heart is a Stringed Instrument, Jenny Urban, Musa Publishing, [link]
12. Candy Valentine, Ruth D. Kerce, Self Published, [link]
12. A Highlander in Her Past, Maeve Greyson, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
12. A Hard Day's Knight, Cate Masters, Decadent Publishing, [link]
12. Bud's Christmas Wish, Ashley Nemer, XoXo Publshing, [link][comments]
13. The Tainted Keitre, Jillian Chantal, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
14. The Young Pretender, Sheila Simonson, Uncial Press, [link]
14. Journey of the Heart, Stephanie Burkhart, Victory Tales Press, [link]
14. A Decision Of Trust, Laurean Brooks, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
14. It's Your Love, Melissa Goodman, Hydra Publications, [link]
14. If You Believe in Me, Natalie J. Damschroder, Entangled Publishing, [link]
15. Smitten, Nicholas Lee Huff, Every Day Fiction, [link]
15. Spicy White Chocolate, Cassandre Dayne, Rebel Ink Press, [link]
15. The Baker's Song, Timothy Friend, Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desires, [link]
15. Kat and the US Marshal, Celia Yeary, Western Trail Blazer, [link]
15. A Wolfish Tryst at Christmas, Sandra Sookoo, Twenty or Less Press, [link]
16. Oasis in the Desert, Lynn Crain, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
16. No Strings Attached, Jennifer Labelle, Decadent Publishing, [link]
16. Silver Lining, Chris T. Kat, Dreamspinner, [link]
16. Greeting Cards, Tinnean, Dreamspinner, [link]
16. A Lover for Rachel, Lynn Crain, Shooting Star Books, [link]
16. Zapocalypse – The Midnight Special, D. Dye, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]

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