New entry May 06
Critters is 25!
Last November, Critters turned 25 years old! Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
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 who's 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
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)
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
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!
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
Manuscript Title Change (also: Replacing a Ms. with a Completely Different Story)
Manuscript title changing is done manually, so I encourage people NOT to change the title of a manuscript in any way whatsoever. But for cases of typos in the original, or the need to remove one title and replace with another (that is, entirely replacing the ms. with a different piece), etc., please follow the instructions on this page and use this form.
Note that this page is not for resubmitting an updated manuscript where the title remains the same. See the FAQ for information how to replace a manuscript where the title hasn't changed.
Step 1: Check the date. Title changes can't be made within two days before the date (a Wednesday) that the manuscript is scheduled to be sent out.
Step 2: Submit your new manuscript as new, using the usual means (web form, etc.). It should have the new title you want (which is different than the old one, or you wouldn't be using this page :). Do not mark it as a resubmission; it should appear to be a brand new queue submission.
Step 3: Fill out this form:
Ok! You'll hear back from the Critter Captain when he's made the change. Might be a few days, even as long as a week. (Name changes aren't high priorities since they only need to be done before the manuscript is sent out.)