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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.

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.

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (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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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...

    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]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has published my interview with self published author and laser expert J.L. Doty". {“After more than thirty years of writing SF&F with no commercial success, three years ago I decided to try self-publishing the four novels I’d finished. My stories went viral, and I have since sold close to 50,000 eBooks. Two years ago I quit my day job and started writing full time, my dream come true. I’m writing about 250,000 words a year (2-3 novels) and now have eight published novels. I recently finished a ninth under contract with Open Road Integrated Media, and I just sold a book to one of the big-5 publishers. Earlier this year I was admitted to SFWA based on my self-published sales.” http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/guest-interview-j-l-doty-on-traditional-vs-self-publishing-spec-fic-writing-tips-and-the-problem-with-using-lasers-in-sf/ } [Feb 2016]
    Vanessa Fogg, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "The Lilies of Dawn" to Annorlunda Books. {Thank you to all who critiqued this! This novelette will be published as an e-book by new e-book publisher, Annorlunda Books. } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has published my interview with speculative poetry writer Marsheila Rockwell.". {Marsheila Rockwell has been nominated for several Rhysling and Dwarf Star awards. I had never heard of speculative poetry, much less the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I was intrigued and eager to explore this subgenre. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/interview-science-fiction-poetry-multiple-rhysling-award-winner-marsheila-rockwell-author-7-sykos/ } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has published my interview with Harper Impulse debut author Bishop O'Connell". {Harper opened a brief submissions window to unagented authors. They received 4600 manuscripts. Only 12 were selected. One of those 12, "The Stolen," launched Harper’s Impulse line. "The Stolen" was rejected by 118 literary agents. In the interview, me and O'Connell discuss the sequel, "The Forgotten." As a critiquer and an interviewer, I read a lot of sample chapters. I am VERY seldom impressed enough with these sample chapters to read the entire novel. "The Forgotten" is a rare exception. I'm working my way through. The story is virtually flawless. None of O'Connell's ensemble, diverse cast of characters have failed to fascinate me and few of his chapters have fail to hold me. I will probably write a review (another rarity) and might do a followup interview. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/interview-bishop-oconnell-compelling-cast-characters/ } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has published my interview with Harper Impulse debut author Bishop O'Connell". {Harper opened a brief submissions window to unagented authors. They received 4600 manuscripts. Only 12 were selected. One of those 12, "The Stolen," launched Harper’s Impulse line. "The Stolen" was rejected by 118 literary agents. In the interview, me and O'Connell discuss the sequel, "The Forgotten." As a critiquer and an interviewer, I read a lot of sample chapters. I am VERY seldom impressed enough with these sample chapters to read the entire novel. "The Forgotten" is a rare exception. I'm working my way through. The story is virtually flawless. None of O'Connell's ensemble, diverse cast of characters have failed to fascinate me and few of his chapters have fail to hold me. I will probably write a review (another rarity) and might do a followup interview. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/interview-bishop-oconnell-compelling-cast-characters/ } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "SF Signal has published my interview with self published space opera comedy writer Steven Campbell.". {Steven Campbell is the author of the Hard Luck Hank series. He is successful enough self publishing to write fulltime. Pay particular attention to Campbell's advice on cover art. Also pay attention to his experience with trying to explain to editors that he writes sci fi humor. } [Feb 2016]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "After 4 years and 50 interviews, I have been upgraded from Diabolical Plots to SF Signal. ". [Feb 2016]
    S Shane Thomas, who sold his (Critter'd) novel, "Distant Origins" to CreateSpace and Amazon KDP. [Feb 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Callback" to The Fifth Di. [Feb 2016]
    Richard Zwicker, who reports "My short story anthology "Walden Planet" has been published by Amazon KDP". {This includes fifteen sold short stories, all originally critiqued on Critters. As always, thanks for your help. } [Feb 2016]
    Jennifer Michaud, whose short story, "The Wolf Strain" is now out in the current issue of Plague: Ruination. {This is the 3rd of my stories to be published in this Plague series by Ephiroll Productions. For the final book / anthology in the trilogy, the publisher was kind enough to allowed me to create a story around the origins of the fictional airborne Ebola featured in the series, and "The Wolf Strain" is the result. Plague: Ruination, and the previous Plague books, are all available from Amazon. } [Feb 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Damage Shop" to Disturbed Digest. [Feb 2016]
    Chris Kenworthy, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Love is a Masterpiece" is now out in the current issue of Gallery of Curiosities. [Feb 2016]
    Russell Adams, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Meeting of Spirits" to Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. {This went through Critters a few years ago. Thanks to all who have helped me improve my writing. This will be my first professional sale. } [Feb 2016]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, ""Too Much to Dream"" is now out in the current issue of Perihelion Science Fiction. [Feb 2016]
    Linda Talisman, whose (Critter'd) novel, "THE CHRONICLES OF P'NEUMIA" is now out from Createspace. [Feb 2016]
    Shawn Proctor, whose short story, "Heartwood" is now out in the current issue of Flash Fiction Online. [Feb 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Lady & the Moon" to Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores. {This went through the queue in mid-2013, and was on its 16th submission. Today's lesson: never surrender! } [Feb 2016]
    Tom Greene, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Neccessary Illusions" to Analog. [Feb 2016]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Four Mares of the Apocalypse" is now out in the current issue of Farstrider Magazine. [Feb 2016]
    Chris Kenworthy, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Love is a Masterpiece" to Gallery of Curiosities. [Jan 2016]
    Derrick Boden, who sold his short story, "Paranoia Underground" to Freeze Frame Fiction. [Jan 2016]
    Janice Clark, whose (Critter'd) novel, "To Heal a Broken Planet" is now out from MoomMountain Press. {"To Heal a Broken Planet" went through the queue as "Teeka: Apprentice Healer." Its prequel, "Fairy Gold," also went through Critters. Many thanks to all of you for helping me to become a better writer. } [Jan 2016]
    Fred Obermeyer, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Words that Bite" to Silent Screams anthology. [Jan 2016]
    Andrew Richardson, who sold his short story, "Bank Manager" to Cobblestone Press. [Jan 2016]
    Matt Dovey, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "This is the Sound of the End of the World" to Flash Fiction Online. {A space opera in 992 words! It should be up in March, which will make it my first publication, just ahead of WotF32. The revisions requested by the editor were both things critters had brought up and I'd decided against, so let this be a lesson: listen to your critters, people! } [Jan 2016]
    Jeff Sullins, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Lynn's Escape" is now out in the current issue of The Scarlet Leaf Review. {Thanks for all the great comments I got on this one! It's live at: http://www.scarletleafreview.com/prose/jeff-sullins-lynns-escape } [Jan 2016]
    Jae Blakney, who reports "My book is available for sale on this site". {My science fiction book, Where Empires Fear to Tread, is now available for sale on Critter.org. Half the purchase price goes to help Andrew and his minions keep up their good work. } [Jan 2016]
    Shawn Proctor, whose short story, "The Courier" is now out in the current issue of The World Unknown Review. [Jan 2016]
    Iain Ishbel, whose (Critter'd) book, "The Last Days of the Eyeball Man and other stories" is now out in the current issue of Amazon Direct Publishing. {A number of stories, several of which were crittered, grouped in a collection of short stories available for purchase on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019VKPQWG } [Jan 2016]
    Sean Green (writing as S. R. Algernon), whose (Critter'd) short story, "Oubliette" is now out in the current issue of Parsec Ink.'s Triangulation: Steel Cities Anthology. {I don't have the TOC on hand, but I believe other critters or former critters appear in this anthology as well. [In the interest of full disclosure, I also read slush for Steel Cities, so I am doubly motivated to see it succeed.] Thanks to everyone who helped out with my revisions! } [Jan 2016]

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