New entry Dec 07
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
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.
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
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Preditors & Editors Poll results
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Standings for Horror Short Stories
1. Ghost Train Out, Alex Azar, Mystery and Horror LLC, [link][comments]
2. 'Consumprtion', Ryan Lieske, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
3. Last Of The Ashiptu, Paul Lubaczewski, Wildside Press, [link][comments]
4. Home, Sweet Hell, Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen, Lycan Valley Press, [link][comments]
5. Don't Tell, Ann Stolinsky, Running Wild Press, [link][comments]
6. Super-Sick: tales of Twisted superheroes, Mark nye, Plague Pirate publishing, [link][comments]
7. Moses Callahan's Last Chord, Brendan Foley, 18thwall Productions, [link][comments]
7. The City Will Eat You Alive, Michael West, Seventh Star Press, [link]
8. Kaylana, D. Alan Lewis, Rogue Airship, [link][comments]
8. The Sadistic Nurse Emilie, Toneye Eyenot, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
9. The Smiling Bob Radio Show, Kristin Lea Berry, Gathering Storm Magazine, [link][comments]
9. Trapdoor: A Christmas Tale of Terror, Roma Gray, Trick-or-Treat Thrillers, [link]
9. Hoodoo Man, John Linwood Grant, 18thWall Productions, [link]
10. The Whims of My Enemy, Amanda J. Spedding, Digital Fiction Publishing, [link][comments]
10. It'll Rot Your Teeth, Wondra Vanian, Corona Books UK, [link]
11. Adramelech, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Galaxy Press, [link]
11. Death and the Fashionista, Faith Hunter, Zombies Need Brains, [link][comments]
11. Whizz-Bang attack, Sergio 'ente per ente' PALUMBO, Gehenna Publishing House, [link][comments]
11. Festival of Harlequin, Sebastian Crow, JWK Fiction
11. Heirloom, Theresa Braun, Unnerving, [link]
11. Are You There, Azathoth? It's Me, Margaret, Kevin Wetmore, Mystery and Horror LLC, [link][comments]
11. So Sings the Siren, Annie Neugebaueer, Apex Magazine, [link]
11. What Is Love?, Calvin Demmer, Unnerving, [link]
11. Dandelion Yellow, Erin Al-Mehairi, Unnerving, [link]
12. In the Days of Mister Cuddles, Bruce Arthurs, Third Flatiron, [link]
12. The Disturbing Disappearance of Horatio Gristle, Leslie J Linder, Grinning Skull Press, [link]
12. Dragonhoppers, Terri DelCampo, Blazing Owl Press, [link]
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