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New entry Dec 07

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.

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 - 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

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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]









Comments for: Tirgearr Publishing

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Wonderfully supportive publisher with friendly, helpful authors.

I have had 4 different publishers in my writing career. Tirgearr Publishing is the best among all who have published my work over the years. They are far more generous with their knowledge and dedication for their authors to succeed than any publisher in the business. You could not afford to pay for the one on one help provided for free every day as well as the group support for your book. I can not imagine a better publisher... old or new on the face of the planet.

This is my go-to publisher for ebooks. They don't just publish one genre but publish most so there's a choice depending on my mood. I love the covers too. They always reflect the story and even their romances have tasteful covers. So many covers these days are too raunchy for my taste.

Very up-front and honest publishing company

Tirgearr has been my publisher for a little over a year. They design beautiful covers, assign editors and proofreaders and put out an amazing product. In addition, they provide support to their authors and are very assessable. Tirgearr has published 3 books for me this year, the 4th will launch on January 24, 2018. The other authors are friendly and you really feel as if you are part of a writing family. Their royalty statements arrive on time and are easy to read. In short, I wouldn't trade my publisher for any other in the world.

Tirgearr Publishing is the finest small publisher in the world today. Support for authors in enormous. I wanted to publish with Tirgearr after reading books from this amazing press.

Tirgearr Publishing take care of their authors and are always available to help and encourage and answer any question that you may as a writer have.

Tirgearr is the most fabulous publisher I know!

You won't find a more supportive house than Tirgearr Publishing. Each and every author is made to feel special. One of the things that puts Tirgearr above the rest is that they support their authors' overall career, not just the books published by them. They deserve this award!

Great team work + support. I'm one of their authors. Quality editing and great cover art.

This is a wonderful publisher. They are extremely supportive of their authors and , in my case, willing to look at stories that don't always fit the norm. They provide excellent help to their authors in terms of editing, cover art, promotional coaching and an individual budget to each of us. I highly recommend Tirgearr.

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