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The Sigil Trilogy

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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 10-Aug-2022 (Crits due 17-Aug-2022):
 SF  Party Performance Optimization Using Numerical Methods  [mpc] Robert Harpold -#30669
 H   Horsey                             [mpc] Ray N. Franklin -#30670
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 8     [mpc] Brian Sellnow -#30671
 F   The Rain Tamer, Ch. 1              Robin Eliot -#30672
 F   The Departed Chapters 1-3          Laura Mortensen -#30673
 SF  From the Cedar Drawers             Alex Winfield -#30674
 F   The Palace of Lost Things          Monica Rubio -#30675
 SF  Witi                               Vincent Bly -#30676
 SF  End of the Universe                Matt Britton -#30677
 F   Silverleigh                        Anne Tresansky -#30678

Week of 17-Aug-2022 (Crits due 24-Aug-2022):
 SF  Culture, A Documentary             Lewis Siragusa
 F   Channeling the Northern Lights v2  Tiffany James
 SF  Dragonfly, Chapters 1-2            Mike Bristol
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-One  Joel E. Roosa
 SF  The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 20-22 RFDR  Michael Stevens
 F   Embracing Death Resubmit 1         Kim Timon
 SF  The Nineties Legacy Reserve        Chris Owens
 H   Saint Inevitable                   Ignazio Costanza
 H   Slyther                            Will Toll
 F   LBJ vs. Jefferson Davis            Douglas Kolacki
 F   Legendary Kingdoms, Chapter 1      Michael Paul Johnson
 F   This Isn't a Charnel House, It's a Marriott  Ron Fein
 SF  Edge Lim: Finally, a Pro _updated version_  Becky Neher
 H   Wilbur the Wide-Eyed Reindeer      Patrick Tibbits
 F   The Stone of Kaiden                David Morel
 H   The Interview                      james keane
 H   The Thing Inside Me                C.K. Butcher
 SF  Curbing Fear                       Pete Koziar
 SF  The Land Of Kivanistaja, Book 1, Chapter 1  Travis Gruber
 SF  Across the Sunder _v2_, Chapters 1-4  Scott Malabarba
 H   The Guest Book                     Max Rissman
 SF  Traveling with the Sergeant During the Apocalypse  Peter Tyler
 SF  She Starts from the Feet           Glen Noble
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 4                 Jeff Naylor
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 6&7  Eric Wilson
 SF  Tunnel Rat                         Viterbo Guedez
 F   Bones, String, and Courage         Nick Garrett
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 9     Brian Sellnow
 F   FLASH - At the Silver Edge of Shadow  Amanda Hard
 F   Silver in the Veins                Dallas Nicholls
 F   A Piece of Cake                    Eric M Erbe
 H   Fruiting Bodies                    Matthew McElhaney
 F   The Chandelier                     Jason Gallagher
 SF  White Lightning                    John Quincy Adams
 F   Flower of Chaos Chapter 1          Curtis W. Berry
 F   A Walk to Freedom, Prologue        Dan Battey
      (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]"):
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 5                 Jeff Naylor [24-Aug-2022]
 F   Girl on the Other Side             Ron Fein [24-Aug-2022]
 F   The Flagarian Rat                  Chris Owens [24-Aug-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 8&9  Eric Wilson [24-Aug-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 10-12  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-Two  Joel E. Roosa [24-Aug-2022]
 H   An Ill-Fated Ride                  Brian Sellnow [24-Aug-2022]
 H   Clarence Darrow and the Murder Victim  Douglas Kolacki [24-Aug-2022]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapters 10 & 11  Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 6                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 7                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   The Last Council of the Animals    Matt Britton [17-Aug-2022]
 H   Picture of Nobody                  Max Rissman [24-Aug-2022]
 F   Flower of Chaos Chapter 2          Curtis W. Berry [24-Aug-2022]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Monologue to a crowd               Ali Iftkhar [25-May-2022]
 SF  A Way Home                         Roger Ho [01-Jun-2022]
 SF  Guide to being yourself after a memory wipe  Holden Lee [29-Jun-2022]
 SF  Just a girl                        Love [27-Jul-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.]