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Critters is 20!

Yes, 20 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area.

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.

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 whose 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 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.

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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Woo-hoo!

My unscientific estimate is that members of Critters are around 10X more likely to make sales than non-critters (but cause and effect? who knows?). Regardless, this page is to celebrate our successes!

Critter Robert Qualkinbush has analyzed the reports below and created a summary page of how many sales Critters have had. Fascinating, and astounding! Good going to you all.

If you have something to report, tell me immediately!

Then see the NewNewForum.com to read about and announce new projects (in writing, tech, or any other field). Free ads on the Critters site are also provided as a benefit of membership.

Congratulations to...

    Brad Preslar, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Most Certainly" to Perihelion. {This story went through back in October 2014, thanks to everyone who critiqued it and all the help since. Regular critiquing and feedback from friends here has made a big difference; this is my 3rd sale since March. } [Jun 2016]
    Eleanor R. Wood, who sold her short story, "Candy Comfort" to Daily Science Fiction. {Although this piece wasn't Crittered, I'd never have got to this point without the feedback I've received from you all over the years. Thank you! } [Jun 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Squalor and Sympathy" to Podcastle. {My first ever reprint sale, and my first ever podcast sale! I love audio fiction, so I'm unreasonably excited about this. Thank you again to everyone who helped on this one last year--it's gone so much further than I ever dreamt it could. } [Jun 2016]
    Brian Koukol, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Fish in a Barrel" to The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Vol II. [Jun 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Chinese author Liu Cixin". {http://file770.com/?p=29468 } [Jun 2016]
    Carole Ann Moleti, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Breakwater Beach" is now out from Soulmate Publishing. {This novel was an RFDR as Unfinished Business ten years ago. Many thanks to all those who gave advice. It joins the sequel The Widow's Walk, which also went through the queue and was published in 2014. If you'd like to read more, check out my website. http://bit.ly/1Pr1y1x Advance notice for Critters: Both books will be on sale for 99c from July 24-July 30. http://amzn.to/23KBru8 } [Jun 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Lawrence Schoen". {http://file770.com/?p=29398 } [Jun 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Wordwatchers" to Bards & Sages Quarterly. [Jun 2016]
    Vanessa Fogg, whose (Critter'd) short story, "In Dew and Frost and Flame" is now out in the current issue of Metaphorosis Magazine. [Jun 2016]
    Eleanor R. Wood, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Her Glimmering Facade" to Deep Magic. {Critters feedback was invaluable in getting this piece right, so huge thanks to everyone who critiqued it. } [Jun 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, who sold his short story, "Dropworld" to Visions V: Milky Way anthology. [Jun 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Jason Sanford". {http://file770.com/?p=29290 } [Jun 2016]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Mirror Dialogues" to Visions V: Milky Way. [Jun 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Erika Satifka". {http://file770.com/?p=29151 Notice that Erika Satifka's story is included in anthology with Ray Bradbury, Arthur Clarke, Philip Dick, Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, and Kurt Vonnegut. } [May 2016]
    Leena Naidoo, whose short story, "Unalienable Right" is now out in the current issue of Sci Phi Journal. {You can read it here: http://www.sciphijournal.com/unalienable-rightby-leenna-naidoo/ Warning: Kangaroos! } [May 2016]
    Leena Naidoo, who reports "I got to interview Alan Dean Foster for my scifi-fantasy blog feature!". {It really was a wish come true! Find the interview here: https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/interview-with-alan-dean-foster-writer-educator-adventurer/ You'll also find interviews with our very own Christoph Weber, Sci Phi Journal editor Jason Rennie, and Mad Scientist Journal illustrator Shannon Legler. You can use this link to navigate to all: https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/take-notescifi-fantasy-feature-may-2016/ Enjoy! } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my humorous profile of Auston Habershaw". {http://file770.com/?p=28983 } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Patrick Hemstreet". {http://file770.com/?p=29012 } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my profile of E. Lily Yu". {http://file770.com/?p=29048 } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my profile of Linda Grimes' Fix series". {http://file770.com/?p=28931 } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my profile of Kathleen Baldwin's "Stranje House" series". {http://file770.com/?p=28915 } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with "Fated Blades" author Steve Bein". {http://file770.com/?p=28871 Bein lived in Japan and is an expert on ancient and modern Japanese history and culture. He also did extensive research for the police procedural aspect of his trilogy. } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770, a multiple Hugo winning fanzine, will be posting my author interviews and book features now that SF Signal has folded.". [May 2016]
    Paul R. Hardy, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Customer Service Hobgoblin" to Unidentified Funny Objects 5. {Many thanks to all you wonderful people for your help! This could not possibly have happened without your kind suggestions, thoughtful critiques, and considerable encouragement. In celebration, I shall now sup on the finest wines available to humanity! Or at least those sections of humanity that sup from the local corner shop's extensive selection of a white, a red and a dubious looking purple. Ah, what bliss it is to be alive... } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF posted my interview with Analog regular Bud Sparhawk". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/interview-analog-writer-bud-sparhawk-editors-hard-science-sam-boone-sigma/ } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with sci fi humor writer Rob Dircks". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/rob-dircks-on-his-interdimensional-comedyromance-time-travel-adventure-where-the-hell-is-tesla/ } [May 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Analog regular John Hegenberger". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/interview-john-hegenberger-alternate-history-space-opera-time-travel-hard-science-private-detectives/ } [May 2016]
    Nancy Debretsion, who reports "Actually, a correction to the Woo-hoo.". {Correction for my Star Trek story: non-critter'd (I finished it an hour before the deadline to send it, though it was meticulously planned out). :D } [May 2016]
    Nancy Debretsion, who has won the spot in Simon & Schuster's 2016 "Strange New Worlds" anthology award for her (Critter'd) short story, ""The Manhunt Pool" (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)". {See http://www.startrek.com/article/strange-new-worlds-winners-announced } [May 2016]
    Christoph Weber, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Möbius" is now out in the current issue of Writers of the Future, Vol. 32. {http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Future-Ron-Hubbard-Presents/dp/1619865025 } [May 2016]
    Karl Bunker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "They Have All One Breath" to Asimov's Science Fiction. {Thanks to all who crittered this! } [May 2016]
    Gary Buller, who sold his short story, "Escape" to Deadman's Tome. {https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/escape-by-gary-buller-2/ } [May 2016]
    Gary Buller, who sold his short story, "The Way Out" to Deadman's Tome. {https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/the-way-out-by-gary-buller/ } [May 2016]
    Gary Buller, who sold his short story, "The Way Out" to Deadman's Tome. {https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/the-way-out-by-gary-buller/ } [May 2016]
    Brian Burt, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Lianhan Shee" to Otherworld Hearts anthology. [Apr 2016]
    Mariah Avix, whose (Critter'd) podcast, "Relics: A Land Destroyed beta v.8.14" is now out in the current issue of 600 Second Saga. {Thanks to some fantastic help from Critters (and their spouses!) my flash fiction piece was greatly transformed. It will be out on my 600 Second Saga podcast on Friday, May 6th. Listen at insani-x.com or on iTunes https://itun.es/us/l5MOab.c } [Apr 2016]
    Sean Green (writing as S. R. Algernon), who reports "My (non-crittered) story, "Asymmetrical Warfare" is a finalist for Best Short Story Hugo. Granted, it somehow wound up on the Rabid Puppy slate, but I think the story might conceivably do better than the 'No Award' vote. Let's see what happens in Kansas City.". {I hope a Hugo nomination is still worthy of a woo-hoo nowadays. Sigh. } [Apr 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, whose short story, "Carrying the Apocalypse to Term" is now out in the current issue of Creepy Campfire Quarterly. [Apr 2016]
    Vanessa Fogg, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "The Wave" to The Future Fire. [Apr 2016]
    Sarah Jane Hodge, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Devil's Blood" is now out from Amazon. {I had two great beta readers give me great feedback, and all thanks to critters. } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal published my interview with Michael Swanwick about his Darger and Surplus series". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/interview-michael-swanwick-talks-about-his-darger-and-surplus-characters/ } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my feature on space opera humor character Hard Luck Hank from a series by Steven Campell". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/enjoy-a-book-trailer-and-excerpts-from-hard-luck-hank-a-space-opera-parody-series/ This is a good example of how to use Youtube to promote your book. } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my series feature on Gwenda Bond's high school Lois Lane comic book". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/author-profile-gwenda-bond-lois-lane-high-school-teenage-heroines/ DC does YA for LL! } [Apr 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who reports "the Kickstarter for the No Shit anthology is live now, with my name in the ToC". {This was a story written in a rush with another WotF32 winner, so there was no time to get it critted here, but as ever I wouldn't be where I am in my writing without you fine folk. My story starts with the line "No shit, there I was, knee-deep in necromantic weasels..."--if you want to read more, and see the rest of the genuinely amazing ToC, go back it @ http://j.mp/kick_noshit } [Apr 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who has won the WotF Golden Pen award for his (Critter'd) short story, "Squalor & Sympathy". {The big one! The top prize! And history made: for the first time, the same story won the Golden Pen & the Golden Brush. Check out the gala video on the main WotF webpage, and look for my first acceptance speech around the middle: I made sure to thank critters.org specifically, because I wouldn't have been on that stage without you. And then watch my second speech near the end for a message to all of you writing in spec fic. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Starship Sofa editor and producer Jeremy Szal". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/interview-starship-sofas-jeremy-szal/ Be sure to check out Jeremy's indepth story about his very positive experience with George. R.R. Martin. } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my profile Martha Wells' Raksura series". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/series-profile-raksura-martha-wells-art-music-tea-yes-tea-character-chronology-excerpts-personalized-flash-pieces/ } [Apr 2016]
    David John Baker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Hunter Captain" is now out in the current issue of Escape Pod. {http://escapepod.org/2016/03/29/ep526-the-hunter-captain/ } [Apr 2016]
    Vanessa Fogg, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "In Dew and Frost and Flame" to Metaphorosis. {Thanks to all who Crittered this piece! } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with DAW trilogist Jacey Bedford". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/interview-jacey-bedford-on-writing-a-cyberpunk-space-opera-and-an-alternate-history-swashbuckler-magic-fantasy/ } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with YA novelist Mindee Arnett". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/tor-novelist-mindee-arnett-on-wrapping-up-nightmare-her-ya-urban-fantasy/ } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Laura Resnick, author of the Esther Diamond comedy-horror-mystery-magic fantasy series". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-laura-resnick-esther-diamond-series/ } [Apr 2016]
    Brad Preslar, whose (Critter'd) short story, "A Fearful Lesson" is now out in the current issue of The Colored Lens. {You can buy the Spring Issue of The Colored Lens (including 11 other stories not written by me) on Amazon for just $2.99. http://amzn.com/B01DG517HA } [Apr 2016]
    Richard Zwicker, who reports ""Walden Planet and Other Stories" has been released in paperback.". {The paperback, as well as the eBook are available on Amazon. Each contain 15 Crittered and previously sold SF short stories. For anyone who needs a laugh. As always, thanks to all who gave me feedback and support. } [Apr 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who reports "is out at the Writers of the Future workshop this week". {I'm sat in the departures lounge of Heathrow as I type this, waiting for my flight to LAX, and I wouldn't be here at all if not for critters. My gratitude to all of you knows no bounds. The awards ceremony is Sunday night, and you can watch live on the main WotF site. If you want to keep up during the week, follow the hashtag #WotF32 on Twitter; we'll be a couple of days in by the time this is posted, so come catch up! } [Apr 2016]
    mattdovey@gmail.com, who reports "was shortlisted for the James White Award". {Sadly, I didn't win, but I'm immensely proud to have been shortlisted. The story that was shortlisted went through the queue a couple of years back, as "Spark into Flame", since retitled to "(Perhaps the Answer is) That we Question at All". Many, many thanks to all the critters that helped! } [Apr 2016]
    Mariah Avix, whose (Critter'd) podcast, "On Fire" is now out in the current issue of 600 Second Saga. {600 Second Saga has taken off wonderfully thanks in large part to the feedback from Critters. My recently Crittered piece On Fire comes out on April 8th! The skills I've learned giving feedback on Critters have also been tremendously helpful in giving feedback to authors who submit work. } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my profile of the Fix series by Linda Grimes". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/series-profile-the-fix-series-by-linda-grimes-features-a-young-female-shapeshifter-for-hire/ } [Apr 2016]
    J.E. bates, who reports "My story "Quanta Rabbit" was a finalist in the recently concluded Quantum Shorts contest organized by Scientific American.". {http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/shortlisted-stories/ } [Apr 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with longtime Critters regular Tom Greene". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-professor-tom-greene-on-racism-hard-science-vampire-literature-and-hard-lessons-about-writing/ Longtime Critter regular Tom Greene has sold 3 stories to Analog and one to Strange Horizons. Now he's working on novels. I interviewed Tom for Diabolical Plots a few years ago. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with longtime Analog writer Dave Creek". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-longtime-analog-writer-dave-creek-on-future-history-in-fiction-writing/ } [Mar 2016]
    Rati Mehrotra, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Real Women are Dangerous" to Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. {Thanks to everyone who helped me make this story stronger! } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my feature on the Rachel Peng by K.B. Spangler". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/on-my-radar-the-rachel-peng-series-by-k-b-spangler/ } [Mar 2016]
    Justin R. Lawfer, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Pick-Up" is now out in the current issue of Space and Time Magazine. {Many thanks to the Critters who reviewed this piece and offered excellent, insightful comments. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Mike Resnick about his Lucifer Jones series". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-mike-resnick-talks-about-his-long-running-lucifer-jones-stories/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my profile of the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/series-profile-young-wizards-diane-duane/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Escape Pod's Divya Breen". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-escape-pod-assistant-editor-s-b-divya-on-learning-from-slush-piles-her-upcoming-tor-novella-more/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with freelance editor and SFWA secretary Susan Forest". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-susan-forest-sfwa-sf-community-editing-novels-critiqued-contracts-speculative-fiction-painting/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with "Plan 9" novelization author Matthew Warner". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-plan-9-is-back-matthew-warner-novelizes-the-remake-of-the-notorious-zombie-movie/ } [Mar 2016]
    Rebecca Lyons, who reports "A couple of days ago I qualified to join the Horror Writers Association.". {I qualified and joined HWA as an affiliate member on the basis of a horror story that was published in WOMEN OF DARKNESS II. (Granted that sale was quite some time ago, but it still counted.) } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with literary agent and author Lucienne Diver". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-lucienne-diver-juggling-roles-writer-agent/ } [Mar 2016]
    Marc Criley, who reports ""Glory Whales" made the James White Award long list (1 of 22 out of over 350 submitted entries).". [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my book profile of Madhouse, a shared world, multiple POV, single story, coedited by Horror Writers Association Brad Hodson". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/book-profile-madhouse-shared-world-multiple-pov-single-story-horror-anthology-heavy-bram-stoker-authors/ Book profile is another concept I developed at SF Signal. A book profile delves much deeper than the standard book news announcement - release date, synopsis, cover art. My profile of Madhouse will serve as a template for other book profiles, especially anthologies. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with longtime Critters member Richard Zwicker". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-short-story-writer-richard-zwicker-on-humor-detective-and-greek-mythology/ Richard Zwicker is probably Critters' most prolific and most published short story writer. In the interview, he talks about the humor, detective, and Greek mythology subgenres. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with longtime Critters member Karl Bunker". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-author-karl-bunker-on-gardner-dozois-the-singularity-and-downbeat-endings/ Karl Bunker has sold stories to Asimov's, Analog, and SF&F. } [Mar 2016]
    S Shane Thomas, who sold his (Critter'd) book, "LARC Transmissions" to CreateSpace and Amazon KDP. {Four of the short stories in this collection ran through the workshop. "Chasing Stars" was a title suggestion that came from a critique here. Special thanks to Christian Roberts and Guy Riessen who made significant contributions to a few pieces in this collection. The final piece "Rakshasa" includes backstory to my current Critters project, "A Paleolithic Fable." } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with award winning author Pat Murphy". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-multiple-award-winning-author-pat-murphy-on-defying-genres-and-exploring-the-human-condition/ Pat Murphy has been nominated for a major award about every 3 years all of her career. In this interview she delves into what she was trying to accomplish with each of her award stories. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with crossgenre novelist Jeffe Kennedy". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/interview-novelist-jeffe-kennedy-fairy-tales-characters-sex-scenes-writing-strategies/ In addition to reading the interview, check out Jeffe Kennedy's posts over at Word Whores. She has a lot of good advice for writers. http://word-whores.blogspot.com/search/label/Jeffe%20Kennedy } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with author William Hurtling". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-william-hertlings-fiction-accurately-predicts-disturbing-trends-in-technology/ William Hurtling's fiction accurately predicts disturbing trend in technology. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my profile of debut Tor author Kelly Robson". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/author-profile-for-new-author-kelly-robson-2015-was-an-amazing-year/ 2015 was a breakout year for Kelly Robson, culminating with a Nebula nomination. I developed the concept for this new column and submitted it to the SF Signal management. Kelly Robson's profile will serve as a template for author profiles. } [Mar 2016]
    Andrew Richardson, whose short story, "Bank Manager" is now out in the current issue of Cobblestone Press. [Mar 2016]
    Eleanor R. Wood, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Daddy's Girl" to The Overcast. {This is the second time I've sold this story, thanks in no small part to the invaluable feedback it received from Critters. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with prolific author Marshall Ryan Maresca". {Marshall Ryan Maresca has 3 series in the same fiction universe. The Thorn of Dentonhill, Maradaine Constable, and Holver Alley Crew, all published by DAW. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-marshall-ryan-maresca/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my book features on "Eleanor" by Jason Gurley and "Domnall and the Borrowed Child" by Silvia Spruck Wrigley". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/on-my-radar-domnall-and-the-borrowed-child-by-sylvia-spruck-wrigleythe-course-of-true-love-by-kate-heartfieldeleanor-by-jason-gurly/ } [Mar 2016]
    Brad Preslar, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Song Without a Voice" to Metaphorosis. {This went through in December of 2015 as "Muted Siren." A tip of the hat to all of you who told me to change the title. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with Analog regular Rosie Smith about dinosaur fiction and dinosaur research". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-dinosaurs-writer-rosie-smith-on-dinosaur-fiction-and-research/ Don't miss this one. You'll learn a lot. } [Mar 2016]
    Leena Naidoo, who sold her short story, "Unalienable Right" to SciPhi Journal. {This is going to make my little brother very proud of me. He's always interested in analysing the more philosophical aspects of sci-fi, while I just want to enjoy a good story. SciPhi's pay structure has recently changed with moving onto Patreon. I feel good things are likely to happen, and hope this means more magazines will follow suit with innovative ways to fund payments to writers. } [Mar 2016]
    Leena Naidoo, whose short story, "Out Of Brambles" is now out in the current issue of Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. {Many thanks to our Critter Captain for telling us about this new market. It's my first sale at professional rates, and illustrated too! And great thanks to my Critter friends for all their support. It means a lot to me :) } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with Unidentified Funny Objects editor Alex Shvartsman". {Alex Shwartsman is launching a Kickstarter campaign Unidentified Funny Objects #5. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-alex-shvartsman/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with 5 time Bram Stoker author Jonathan Maberry". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/interview-5-time-bram-stoker-winner-jonathan-maberry-prolific-career/ Check out the enormous amount of awesome cover art included in this interview. } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with horror author Brian Pinkerton". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/interview-brian-pinkerton-writes-sci-fi-horror-paranormal-thrillers-mysteries-humor/ } [Mar 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, whose (Critter'd) short story, "A Year of Sight" is now out in the current issue of Manor House. {An audio rendition of "A Year of Sight" is available to hear at Youtube. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvLA2rgj-3U Also, it is available at itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/manor-house-the-podcast/id995822642?mt=2 } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interiew with Loren Rhoads". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/interview-loren-rhoads-on-kick-ass-heroines-mary-sue-grimdark-haunted-houses-graveyards-publishing-schedules/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal posted my interview with 6 time Parsec nominee and 2 time Parsec winner Nathan Lowell on podcasting and his SOLAR CLIPPER series". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/interview-6-time-parsec-nominee-2-time-parsec-winner-nathan-lowell-podcasting-solar-clipper-series/ } [Mar 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my interview with cultural fantasy author Christopher Kastensmidt". {http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/guest-interview-brazilian-transplant-christopher-kastensmidt-elephant-macaw-banner-cultural-fantasy-series/ Christopher Kastensmidt is the author of the "Elephant and Macaw Banner" series. The story is set in the 16th century. He calls this subgenre "muskets and magic." Starship Sofa did the first story in this series, "The Fortuitous Meeting." } [Mar 2016]
    Matt Dovey, whose (Critter'd) short story, "This is the Sound of the End of the World" is now out in the current issue of Flash Fiction Online. {And so it begins! This is officially my first published story, and I am now a Published Author. Exciting times, and I wouldn't have got here without the learning I've had in the queue. Thank you, all, and good luck! } [Mar 2016]
    Brad Preslar, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Fearful Lesson" to The Colored Lens. {This was the first piece I ever sent through the queue at Critters in June of 2013 under the title of "Like Grandpa." After 14 rejections it found a home. This is my first sale, and all the comments and advice from people here has been a big help. Check out the Spring 2016 issue of The Colored Lens and see you in the queue! } [Mar 2016]
    Peter S Banks, who reports "My Critter'd novel is on Kindle Scout!". {Please nominate my Critter'd novel, The Second Sphere, which is entering its second week on Kindle Scout! https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2DN8GB36HOMSW Steps to nominate: 1. Click on the above link 2. Sign in to your Amazon Account 3. Read the excerpt from the book 4. Nominate the book! Thank you! } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has posted my first On My Radar book features". { THE ROGUE RETRIEVAL by Dan Koboldt PETRA by Matthew Rotundo IN THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE by Kate Heartfield http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/radar-rogue-retrieval-dan-koboldtpetra-matthew-rotundoin-course-true-love-kate-heartfield/ } [Feb 2016]

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