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Critter Notices

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!

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.

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)

Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

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 need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]

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Critters Manuscript Removal

Manuscript Removal

Manuscript removal is done manually, so I encourage people NOT to request removal unless necessary. Note that you lose your place in the queue if you do this. You can maintain your place in the queue with a Manuscript Replacement Request instead.

Step 1: Check the date. Removals can't be made within two days of the Wednesday the manuscript is scheduled to be sent out.

Step 2: Fill out this form:


First, we need your exact email address at which you receive the weekly notices (and manuscripts/critiques, if your preferences so dictate). If you're even one character off, or give the one that Critters is not using, this won't work. Email will be sent to this address confirming your request for a title change, so if you do not receive this email within a short time (give it an hour, say) then this attempt to change a title has failed.

Your (primary) email address:


Now, your critters password, so we know this is really you :-)

Critters password:

Workshop:


Now enter the OLD title of the manuscript in the queue that you wish to remove (this must be byte-for-byte the same, so copy&paste from the queue is highly recommended):

Note that if the title is not exactly as it was sent into the queue with the "title:" header, this request WILL NOT WORK. (The title is a database record key, and thus must match exactly.)

Now click this box so I know you really really want to remove this:

Ok! You'll hear back from the Critter Captain when he's made the change. Might be a few days, even as long as a week. (Removals aren't high priorities since they only need to be done before the manuscript is sent out.)

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Very Happy minion   Very Happy minion — last donation was today. About $2500 to go. A big Thank You! to Michael Reid, Dylan Mair, Jim Adam, and lots of other Critterfolk for their contributions!

Critters is entirely funded by donations from Critterfolk like you, so yours is most appreciated. Click here to make the minions happy. Every dollar helps. Thanks for your support!

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NOVELS

Critters has a special program to get whole novels critiqued. Read about it here.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please follow these guidelines for formatting and submitting manuscripts to Critters.

WHAT'S IN THE QUEUE

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