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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 - 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

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

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 Romance Novels

1. Can't Let Go, A.A Schenna, Summer Solstice [comments]

2. Investigating the Heart, Heidi Renee Mason, Solstice, [link][comments]
3. Skater's Waltz, Peggy Jaeger, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
4. Night's Susrrender, Amanda Ashley, Kensington, [link][comments]
5. Mine to Have, Katorah Kenway, Self, [link][comments]
6. Breakfast With Santa, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. The Accidental Wife, CJ Fosdick, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
7. Keely, D. Alan Lewis, Rogue Airship Media, [link][comments]
7. LOVE FOR SALE, Linda Nightingale, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
8. To the Dark, Kat Doughty, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
9. Seducing His Senator, Elle Marlow, Solstice, [link]
10. Dark Dreams (Progeny of Sin), Aaron Speca and Dawn Treadway, HarperImpulse, [link][comments]

11. Red Cloud Rising, Nikki Noffsinger, Cobblestone Press LLC, [link][comments]
11. The Thin Person Inside, Rochelle Weber, MuseItUp Publishing, Inc, [link][comments]
12. A Demon's Witch, Tena Stetler, The Wild Rose PRess, [link]
13. Satin and Steel, Brantwijn Serrah, Carnal Passions, [link]
14. Mountain of Deception, Carol Preflatish, Dragonfly Publishing, [link]
14. Chantilly Lace, Susan Horsnell, Susan Horsnell, [link]
15. Kimimela, Donna Foley Mabry, CreateSpace, [link][comments]
15. Soft Target, Mia Kay, Carina Press, [link]
16. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone, Elle Marlow, Independent, [link]
16. The Witch's Kiss, Tricia Schneider, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
17. The Prince of Whispers, Jen Bradlee, Self, [link]
17. Confess, Reagan Phillips, Reagan Phillips, http:/[link]
17. Kate's House, Sheryl Hames Torres, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Sea Glass Sunrise, Donna Kaufman, Zebra, [link]
17. Galactic Hearts, Candace Sams, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
18. BELOVED CRUSADER, Vijaya Schartz, Books We Love Ltd, [link]
18. cowboy on the run, devon mckay, The wild rose Press, [link]
18. Happily Never After, Bess George, Soul Mate, [link][comments]
18. Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine, M. S. Spencer, I Heart Book, [link][comments]
18. Treasure My Heart, Altonya Washington, Harlequin Kimani Romance, [link]
18. Opposing the Cowboy, Margo Bond Collins, Entangled,
18. Him Her Them boxed set , Elizabeth Lynx , Self , [link]

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