Critters Readers Poll

Welcome to the Annual Critters Readers' Poll Voting Page

Critters / 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)

While you're waiting, check out the Best Ever Written Readers' Poll (ongoing).

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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Anthology published in 2018...

A Betrayal and Other StoriesRogue Star Press[link][comments]
A Plague of Shadowshttps?://
A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories)Books & Boos Press[link][comments]
Best of Beyond the Stars: a space opera anthologyAmazon Digital Services LLC[link][comments]
Blood and Asheshttps?://
Corssroads in the Dark IV: GHOSTSBurning Willow Press[link]
CounterclockwiseFiction Atlas Press[link]
Dark VoicesLycan Valley Publishing[link]
Dead Girls Don't LoveDragon's Roost Press[link]

Deadman's Tome: ReUnionDeadman's Tome[link]
DeadSteamGrimmer & Grimmer Books[link][comments]
Deep Magic: Anthology OneDeep Magic E-zine[link][comments]
Heiresses in Love TrilogySolstice Publishing[link][comments]
Hidden Menagerie Vol 2Dragon's Roost Press[link]
It's Behind YouSamie Sands[link]
My Favorite Story Anthologyhttps?://
Native BridesELLE MARLOW[link]
Occult Detective Quarterly PresentsUlthar Press[link]
Pink Flamingos & Other FolliesSolstice Publishing[link]
Quote the RavenCamden Park Press[link]
Seasons of the NightButterfly Kisses press[link]
Silver Screen Sleuths18thWall Productions[link][comments]
Southern Fried AutopsiesBurning Willow Press[link][comments]
Steam-powered Dream EnginesRogue Planet Press[link]
Strangely Funny VMystery and Horror LLC[link][comments]
Terra! Tara! Terror!Third Flatiron[link]
The Alchemy Press Book of HorrorsAlchemy Press[link]
The Chronos ChroniclesIndie Authors Press[link][comments]
The Magical Book of Wandsindependent[link][comments]
The Man Who Read MysteriesCrippen & Landru[link]
The Second Corona Book of Horror StoriesCorona Books UK[link][comments]
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...Volume IIBards and Sages Publishing[link][comments]
The Virginia Writers Club Richmond Chapter Golden Nib Contest 2018Amazon Kindle[link]
Trick-or-Treat Thrillers - Best Paranormal - 2018Roma Gray[link][comments]
Urbane DecaySource Point Press[link]
Valley Of WhispersTrinity Blacio[link]
Wrong TurnBlunder Woman Productions[link][comments]
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