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Welcome to the Annual Critters Readers' Poll Voting Page

Critters / Critique.org is once again happy to host the Annual Readers Poll. (Formerly co-hosted by P&E, but they appear to have gone dormant.) Good luck to all entrants!

The Readers' Poll honors print & electronic publications published during . Click here for the official rules.


The poll opens Dec. 24 this year (through Jan. 14).

[Prior years' final tallies are here]

Newest categories: Magical Realism, Positive Future Fiction (novel & short story)

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Note your name and email address will be required to vote to prevent fraud. Entries for each category are listed in alphabetical order. Add a new entry using the row at the bottom. Voters are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from our sponsors. Please check your vote for accuracy before submitting, as we regret we cannot fix typos! You may report errors here but generally only errors affecting the scores will be dealt with, after the voting ends. [Prior years' final tallies are here]

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story published in 2021...

(Listings are alphabetical)
Alien with a Bad AttitudeHenry HerzMystery and Horror, LLC[link]
Cortellian RainJonathan NevairSpace Cowboy Books[link][comments]
Crescent City SymphonyJetse de VriesMystery and Horror, LLC[link]
EnsnaredTiffany Robertsindependently published[link][comments]
EphemeralitiesDavid CledenThird Flatiron[link][comments]
Escape From Nova NineCarol Van NattaPets in Space Books for Chavanch Press[link]
Ghost Blue, Ghost RedMalda MarlysCosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores[link]
Malum in SeDeborah L. DavittAbyss & Apex[link]
Pioneer HouseJon Black18th Wall Productions[link][comments]

(Listings continue below)

Pioneer HouseJon Black18th Wall Productions[link]
Pioneer HouseJon Black18thWall Productions[link][comments]
PullLeah NingPodcastle[link][comments]
Shaken, Not StirredWulf MoonDreamForgePress, LLC[link][comments]
The alien towers in the icy cold desertby Sergio ‘ente per ente’ PALUMBO and Alessandro “Alek Mcroy” LOIRogue Planet Press[link]
The Fourth State of MatterD'Arcy ArdenThe Wild Rose Press[link][comments]
The Perfect ManVioletta AntcliffGypsy Shadow Publishing[link]
The Shadow and Herbs I GatherEllie A. GossEnchanted Conversations[link][comments]
The Steel PelicanNathan PettigrewMystery and Horror, LLC[link]
The Tiger and the WaifJohn M. CampbellGalaxy Press, Inc.[link][comments]
The Wizard, the Watcher, and the WaifRebecca E. TreasureNight Shift Radio[link][comments]
Will of a WispJenna EatoughLeading Edge Magazine[link][comments]
Zeno's ParadiseE. J. DelaneyThird Flatiron[link]
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