New entry Jun 06
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]
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
The Critters Queue
Submission files themselves are here.
Queue of manuscripts out or to be sent (dates are estimated, depending on number of mss. sent out, which depends on number of members; probabalistically, the end of the queue is usually about a month away): Title Author --------------------------------------------------------------------- Week of 31-May-2023 (Crits due 7-Jun-2023): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 26 Eric Wilson -#31051 SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 26 Brian Sellnow -#31052 F Bullet for Essata Morgan Nelson -#31053 F Soul Slayer, Chapters 1-3 Vidit Mahajan -#31054 Week of 7-Jun-2023 (Crits due 14-Jun-2023): H The Cook, the Crook, and the Peppercorn Tree [mpc] Carole Dunn F Extra Ordinary John Francis Willems H Tiny Acts of War Isabel Ford F Chapter 3, The Unseen World Reg Hamilton SF The Amazing One-Plot Library Robert Harpold SF Emotive, Chapter 19 Jeff Naylor SF Gatecrasher First Half The Correctly Formatted Kevin Sari H Gaping Kevin Stadt F Arranging Affairs, Part 2, Chapter 8 Russell Adams F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 14 Carla Hennes F The Catalogue of Gods - ch 5 Shannon Spieler SF Attractive Frequencies Becky Neher SF Afterplague Patricia Jones H Awakened Memoir Posts 1 Through 35 Shari Holmes H Care to Comment? Nick Garrett H Konstantin Ron Fein F The Lady Silent, Chapter 1 v3 Nell Clowder F The Bowl and the Hands Larisa Walk SF The Sixth Port Gregory Marlow ====================================================================== (Note, if the last week above looks abnormally large, it probably needs me to add a new week, a task I do manually when I get around to it. Future critique dates are approximate and subject to change.) Symbols: [@] - Pro [SFWA/HWA] author [*] - Extra week(s) for holidays/aburt-out-of-town. [mpc] - Most Product Critter Award winner [!] - Special non-Wednesday dates because Critter Captain will be out of town [ERROR!] - This means there is a problem and your manuscript will NOT be sent out - Contact the Critter Captain ASAP if you see this by your name. Waiting to enter Queue (Will enter at end of queue on "[date]"): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 27 Eric Wilson [7-Jun-2023] SF Emotive, Chapter 20 Jeff Naylor [14-Jun-2023] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 28 Eric Wilson [?] F Soul Slayer, Query Options and Synopsis Vidit Mahajan [7-Jun-2023] SF Mark of the Predator, Prologue Brian Sellnow [7-Jun-2023] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 29 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 30 Eric Wilson [?] SF The Starship, From a Distance Chapters 01-02, revised Robert Harpold [14-Jun-2023] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Little Cross: Chapter One Alex Amaya [05-Apr-2023] F The Five Elements, Prologue and part of chapter 1 Madison Szot [19-Apr-2023] F How I Met Papa Jack Latona [26-Apr-2023] F The girl who flew _And the man in the curtains_ Gabrielle Laufer [24-May-2023] ::: >> Note 1: Held manuscripts are removed after four weeks on hold and >> must be resubmitted. >> Note 2: It is the *author's* responsibility to notify Aburt when >> they have brought up their critique count and want their ms. sent out.
[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]