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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Horror Short Story published in 2018...

A Bit of GarudaLith AmentiMystery and Horror LLC[link]
Abysmal FeastToneyeEyenotLuniakk Publications[link]
Blood CabernetRobert Allen Luptonhttps?://
Cats Like CreamRenee MillerUnnerving[link]
Children of the DonutRosalind BardenMystery and Horror, LLC[link]
Christmas Lights on Benner MountainBernardGrinning Skull Press[link]
ExtremesJim GoforthJim Goforth[link]
Flash of DarknessToneye EyenotLuniakk Publications[link]
Flash of DarknessToneye EyenotLuniakk Publicationshttps?://

Ghost GirlEldon LitchfieldMystery and Horror LLC[link]
GOBBLIN GOBLINSTerri DelCampoBlazing Owl Press[link]
Halloween NightWondra VanianThirteen O'Clock Press[link]
How Much Is That Gargoyle On The BelltowerN.L. Daltonhttps?://
Lightning Strike: A Henry Carlsen, Paranormal P.I. Short StoryRoy C. Booth and Axel KohgenJ. Ellington Ashton Press[link][comments]
MalwhereChris BauerMystery and Horror LLC[link]
My Name Is SamanthaDavid W. ThompsonSolstice[link]
Of Nightmare RealitiesToneye EyenotLuniakk Publications[link]
Psychotic InterludeToneye EyenotLuniakk Publications[link]
QUADToneye EyenotLuniakk Publicationshttps?://
Queen of the ZombiesAlec SillifantMystery and Horror LLC[link]
ReplicaJohn Paul Davieshttps?://
Rites of PassageDavid BernardMystery & Horror[link]
The Bone LadyTony EvansOwl Hollow Press[link][comments]
The toy-doll from her youthSergio PALUMBOLeft Hand Publishers[link][comments]
Tres MalPaul LubaczewskiAlban Lake[link]
When the Sun SetsLou YardleyLou Yardley[link]
X-TraDenny MarshallAphelion[link]
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