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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 28-Sep-2022 (Crits due 5-Oct-2022):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 8&9  Eric Wilson -#30741
 SF  Strange Bird                       Pete Koziar -#30742
 H   An Ill-Fated Ride                  Brian Sellnow -#30743
 SF  The Uncertain Flight of The Butterfly, rev2 chapters 1 to 3 RFDR  Viterbo Guedez -#30744
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 5                 Jeff Naylor -#30745
 SF  Under the Digital Reign            Peter Tyler -#30746
 H   Warped Brood                       Kevin Stadt -#30747
 F   Everlasting                        Marley Nox -#30748
 SF  The Sentience Deceit, Chapters 1-6  Tim Redden -#30749

Week of 5-Oct-2022 (Crits due 12-Oct-2022):
 SF  DAO x NOD, chapter 1               Matt Sahr
 F   Flower of Chaos Chapter 2          Curtis W. Berry
 SF  SpaceKitty #1: Space Kitty at Last!  Marc Fleury
 H   Teeth and Nails                    Emmanuel Cardenas
 SF  TBD                                Lakshya Ganeriwala
 SF  Empath & Augur: Pages 1-10         Ezra Wu
 SF  Lissa, Last of Her Kind            Sandra Keisling
 F   Breath of the Black Dragon King part 3 a rewrite  James Brian Ross
 SF  Expedition to Verdantia            Jordan Barr
 H   Worse than Demons; Chapter 1       Alec Manley

Week of 12-Oct-2022 (Crits due 19-Oct-2022):
 F   A Woman To Blame                   Chris Owens
 F   The Song of a Burning Sky          Nathaniel Getahun
 SF  The Master                         Matt Britton
 F   The Law of Magic                   John Lee
 SF  The Palimpsest                     Will Riley
 F   Champions & Guardians, Chapter 1 _RFDR_  Shawn Brooks
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-Three  Joel E. Roosa
 SF  A Cornucopia of Drabbles           Gabe Grimes
 H   The Incredible Exploding Woman     Jamie Hittman
 SF  Body and Soul                      Alfred Garcia

Week of 19-Oct-2022 (Crits due 26-Oct-2022):
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 2         Carla Hennes
 F   A Dragon Looks at 4000             Ron Fein
 H   The Boiler                         Ash Kingery
 H   Trailer Park Fuckmeat              Patrick Tibbits
 SF  Glittering Blue                    Henry Bernard McFarland
 F   Bullet Time                        Larry Hodges
 F   The Artisan's Apprentice           Sandra Skalski
      (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.)


[@] - 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: Chapters 10-12  Eric Wilson [5-Oct-2022]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 6                 Jeff Naylor [5-Oct-2022]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 7                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 12    Brian Sellnow [5-Oct-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 13  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 14  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 15  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 13    Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Tunnel Rat, v2                     Viterbo Guedez [5-Oct-2022]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 14    Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 H   Fruiting Bodies                    Matthew McElhaney [07-Sep-2022]
 SF  The Land Of Kivanistaja, Bk1, Ch2  Travis Gruber [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Glorious Illusion              Tim McHugh [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Rest of Heaven, Partial Chapter 1  Morgan [28-Sep-2022]

>> 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.]