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Critter Notices

Critters is 25!

This November, Critters is 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 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

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!

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'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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2008 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Poets

1. Juan Pablo Jalisco, http://www.freewebs.com/juanpablojalisco/index.htm
2. Arnot MaCallum
3. Alessia Brio, http://implexity.blogspot.com
4. Matt Betts, http://www.mattbetts.com
5. Annette Marie Hyder, http://www.annettehyder.com
6. Keith Wallis, http://wordsculptures-keith.blogspot.com/
7. Jade Blackmore, http://www.jadeblackmore.com
7. P.S. Gifford, http://www.psgifford.com
8. Brenna Lyons, http://www.brennalyons.com
8. Ann Cory, http://www.anncory.com
9. Richard H. Fay, http://azurelionproductions.com
9. Shirley Cheng, Blind Poet with Vision, http://www.shirleycheng.com
9. Fred R Kane aka Chuck, http://myspace.com/fred_kane
10. Rohith Sundararaman, http://www.gudmagazine.com/vault/3/a+night+without+dreams
10. Rita Hestand, http://ritahestand.com/Poetry.html
10. Deborah P Kolodji, http://dkolodji.livejournal.com

11. David C. Kopaska-Merkel, http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/
11. Steve Goble, http://www.everydaypoets.com
12. Thom Olausson, http://www.deadtales.com
12. brian porter
12. Giselle Renarde, http://www.freewebs.com/gisellerenarde
12. Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, http://mtentchoff.livejournal.com/
12. Robert Appleton, http://www.freewebs.com/sevenmercury7/
12. Loretta A Murphy, http://www.freewebs.com/lorettamurphy
12. Suzette Haden Elgin, http://samsdotpublishing.com
12. Brian Rosenberger, http://home.earthlink.net/~brosenberger/
13. Alexis Child, http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/
13. C. E. Chaffin, http://www.cechaffin.com
13. Ian Hunter, http://www.ian-hunter.co.uk/
13. R Jay Slais, http://calderhawke.blogspot.com
13. B. Jo Cornelius, http://www.myspace.com/tijgern
13. Karen L. Newman, http://home.zoomnet.net/~karennew
13. Christian Ward, http://www.myspace.com/wordfuck
13. Michael Lee Johnson, http://poetryman.mysite.com/
13. Michael Dickel, http://web.mac.com/michael_dickel
13. Greg Schwartz, http://greg-schwartz.blogspot.com
13. John Stocks, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/bios/stocks_bio.html
13. Susan M. Sailors, http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/purchasecenter/poetrybooks.htm


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