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Critters is 25!

This November, Critters is 25 years old! Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

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.

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

Interviewed!

I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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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!

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're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded 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!

Free ads on the Critters site are also provided as a benefit of membership.

Congratulations to...

    Dan Reade, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "An Hour to Ames" to Analog. {Very excited for this sale, as it also qualifies me for Full membership in SFWA. Thank you to all who reviewed it! } [Nov 2020]
    Nicholas G. Marconi, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Last Prophet" to Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. {It took a while to get one off the shortlists, but I've finally cracked it. Thanks again to everyone for all the feedback. Another Crittered story of mine, "The Bill Comes Due," made the honorable mentions of the latest edition of ALLEGORY Magazine, and I'm confident it will find its forever home soon. } [Nov 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, whose short story, "Ambrose Starkisser Encounters That Which Is Locked" is now out in the current issue of Unidentified Funny Objects 8. [Oct 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Vaulting Vandals of Termina Celeste" is now out in the current issue of The Colored Lens. [Oct 2020]
    Jude Matulich-Hall, who reports "(I sent in a WooHoo, but realized I forgot to thank someone...) How could I possibly leave out the lovely, Linda Gould, another Critter, whose input was most helpful in my rewrite that helped me sell my book to a publisher. ". [Oct 2020]
    Jude Matulich-Hall, who sold her (Critter'd) novel, "The Eversteam Chronicles - Book One - Small Demons" to White Cat Publications. {Huzzah!!! Funny story, I am usually a stickler for paying attention to submission guidelines; I take them very seriously. I sent a short story to White Cat's magazine, but somehow, I still don't know how, I overlooked their word count. They really liked my story but it was too long, so they declined it. However, I mentioned my novel in my cover letter and they asked to see it. Moral of the story? Sometimes breaking the rules, even on accident, pays off. One month later and three meetings over Skype, I have a book deal! I have already started on my second novel with a deadline of October 2021, the same month my first novel will be published! A two-book deal with the possibility of five books in five years!!! Thank you so much RFDR Critters Tisha Holman and Joel Roosa, you magnificent beasts you, for all your guidance, reading, idea bouncing, and conversations! Also, thanks to Critters Thomas Dakan, Doris Zhou, and Amy Arabaci for the partial reads, sorry we couldn't finish. Let me not forget, much appreciation Aburt for building this amazing community, and thank you to all my new writer friends that I have met through here. I really could not have done it without Critters. Write On! ~Jude } [Oct 2020]
    Chris Hepler, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The 10:40 Appointment at the NYC Department of Superhero Registration" is now out in the current issue of the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology, volume 8. {The story landed in the coveted first-place position in the anthology, and can thus be sampled via Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. You can buy UFO #8 here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L89S4HD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 } [Oct 2020]
    Joel E. Roosa, who sold his short story, "Up-and-Comer" to Rogue Blades Entertainment. {It will appear in _No Ordinary Mortals_, a superhero anthology full of old-school super types, all with powers, but no anti-heroes or grimdark stories. Anybody who has read my AllWorlds stories could probably guess this was right up my alley. } [Oct 2020]
    NM Whitley, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Calamity" is now out in the current issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. {A bit late with this woo-hoo, as it was in the September issue (#79) and not the latest one they've published. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on it a million years ago in 2016! } [Oct 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "What Lies Beneath the Bandages" is now out in the current issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. [Oct 2020]
    Andy Dibble, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Two Variations on Default Salvation" is now out in the current issue of Sci Phi Journal. [Oct 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, ""Echo of the Siren"" to Best Indie Speculative Fiction. [Oct 2020]
    Janice A Clark, who has won the first place in its category, Lewis County Writers Guild contest award for her short story, "A Path Less Traveled". {I received a cash award plus I'm free to submit the story elsewhere as it's still not published. The contest helps support scholarships to Centralia Community College in Washington. } [Sep 2020]
    Russell Adams, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Nighttime Encounter" to Meltingpot Anthology. {"A Nighttime Encounter" is a companion story to my previously reported "The New Neighbor". I find it satisfying that the two stories were accepted by companion anthologies.. } [Sep 2020]
    Russell Adams, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Good Neighbor" to Patchwork Neurodiversity Anthology. [Sep 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Vaulting Vandals of Termina Celeste" to The Colored Lens. [Sep 2020]
    Amit Gupta, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "India World" to Tor.com. {Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who gave helpful feedback on this story back in February! } [Sep 2020]
    Shirley Forrest Nomakeo, who reports "5 Star Review by Readers' Favorite for my Science Fiction time travel adventure 'Places You Will Be From"". {Hey Burt, Not sure if we can add a link to The Who Hoo https://readersfavorite.com/pdf-review?id=622622 to read the review or sforrestnomakeo.com the link is on the audiobook tab. Enjoying my time as a critter for over 2 years now. Thanks for all you do. I have learned a lot. Sincerely, Shirley } [Sep 2020]
    Larry Hodges, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "99 Sextillion Souls in a Ball" to Dark Matter Magazine. [Sep 2020]
    Larry Hodges, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Philosopher Rex" is now out in the current issue of Zooscape. [Sep 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "See my guest post in the current HWA newsletter". {LindaAnn LoSchiavo was invited to pen a guest post for September 2020's HWA newsletter. Her essay "Handmaiden to the Dark Side" appears in the Blood & Spades column for HWAWeb | September 2020 -- with some of her eerie VideoPoems. HWA's award-winner Marge Simon wrote: "You are in for a treat with her column. I’ve never had the pleasure of anything quite like it." HWA's newsletter is sent to 1,400 horror writers. } [Sep 2020]
    Patricia Moussatche, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Snow's Theorem" is now out in the current issue of Hybrid Fiction, August 2020, issue 5. [Aug 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Roger and Hester - the Early Years" is now out in the current issue of Page & Spine. [Aug 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "I'm reading this weekend at NASFiC!". {LindaAnn LoSchiavo has been invited to read her speculative poetry at the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). Her selections will come from her Elgin Award nominee title "A Route Obscure and Lonely" ― along with 7 other poets from SFPA. The Columbus, Ohio NASFiC has now gone completely virtual. Join us this weekend, Friday August 21 - Sunday August 23, 2020. } [Aug 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "New Interview & Sneak Peak of My Video". {AUTHOR INTERVIEW: LindaAnn LoSchiavo (Poetry Author) + a bonus video-poem sneak peak! Interviewer: Althea Bernardo, The Moon Who Listens! https://themoonwholistens.wixsite.com/mysite/post/author-interview-lindaann-loschiavo-poetry-author-bonus-poem-video-sneak-peak } [Aug 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Roger and Hester - the Early Years" to Page & Spine. [Aug 2020]
    Jim Keane, whose (Critter'd) short story, "A Line in the Sand" is now out in the current issue of Haunted MTL 101 Proof Horror Anthology. {Thanks to the folks at Critters who helped clean up my story. } [Aug 2020]
    Guy McDonnell, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Twisted Run" to Dark Matter Magazine. [Jul 2020]
    Jude Matulich Hall, who sold her short story, "Here There Be Monsters" to Gypsum Sound Tales. [Jul 2020]
    Jude Matulich Hall, who sold her short story, "Like Any Other Night" to Love Letters to Poe. [Jul 2020]
    Andrew Giffin, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Parts of Us that Remember" to Abyss and Apex. [Jul 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Shards (originally "An Inheritance of Sky and Stone")" is now out in the current issue of Metaphorosis. [Jul 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "dancing with a NYC ghost inspired a story, a poem, and a new interview". {On Saturday July 18, 2020, my SFF poem "A Visit to Cemetery Hill" -- from my new book Elgin Award nominee "A Route Obscure and Lonely" (Wapshott Press) -- will be featured on this site: https://formalverse.com/ with its supernatural back story. In 1997, a ghost encounter in NYC by Grace Church inspired my short story about a lonely widow at yuletide. After the story was published 3X and translated into Russian for Night Picnic, I turned it into a poem. If you've never danced with a ghost on Broadway, check it out. } [Jul 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "What Lies Beneath the Bandages" to Mystery Weekly Magazine. [Jul 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his short story, "The Bird Whisperer" to Love Letters to Poe. [Jul 2020]
    Janice Clark, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Dangerous Games" is now out from Amazon. {This is the fourth book in the Healer's Apprentice series, which was supposed to be a trilogy. The characters had more to say. } [Jun 2020]
    Renan Bernardo, who reports "my short story A Norma Aqui de Cima (only published in Portuguese) is finalist for the 2020 Odisseia Award, one of Brazil's most important SFF awards". [Jun 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "I was "Poet of the Week"". {Poetry Super Highway selected me to be the "Poet of the Week" from May 25-31, 2020. } [Jun 2020]
    Charles Gull, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Borderlands : Prelude" is now out from Amazon (self published). {Since publishing in 2019, I have sold 132 copies across ebook and paperback whilst receiving seven ***** / 5 Star reviews. } [Jun 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "Ambrose Starkisser Encounters That Which Is Locked" to Unidentified Funny Objects Anthology. [May 2020]
    Larry Hodges, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Journey to Perfection" to Unidentied Funny Objects Anthology. {I've been doing a story every week, but need to take this week off to catch up on writing and rewriting. } [May 2020]
    Larry Hodges, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Philosopher Rex" to Zooscape. [May 2020]
    Amit Gupta, who has won the Writers of the Future Semi-Finalist award for his (Critter'd) short story, "India World". {(This story also helped me get into Clarion West this year, so I owe double thanks to everyone that helped me get it into shape!) } [Apr 2020]
    Chris Hepler, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The 10:40 Appointment at the NYC Department of Superhero Registration" to the anthology "Unidentified Funny Objects". {The story shows the superhero equivalent of the Department of Motor Vehicles. It features a regenerating hero in the unfortunate position of having to demonstrate the extent of his powers... no matter how painful the process is. The anthology is slated to come out in October. } [Apr 2020]
    David Rossiaky, who sold his short story, "Second Chances in the West" to The Arcanist. {This won first place in a speculative fiction flash competition and is available now online. Thanks Critters for helping me get there! } [Apr 2020]
    Laura Engelhardt, who has won the Ink & Insights Finalist/Judge's Favorites award for (Critter'd) novel, "Sirens Unbound". {Thank you to all the critters who gave me feedback!! } [Apr 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, whose poem, "The Ash Maiden / La Cenerentola" is now out in the current issue of Songs of Eretz. {Songs of Eretz - themed issue - "Fantasy and Fairytales" } [Apr 2020]
    Patricia Moussatche, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Snow's Theorem" to Hybrid Fiction. {Thanks to all the Critters who critiqued this story! } [Apr 2020]
    Patricia Moussatche, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Carayeeba" to Aurelia Leo Originals. {Thank you to all the Critters who critiqued this story! } [Apr 2020]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold (Critter'd) short story, ""Shards" (Originally "An Inheritance of Sky and Stone")" to Metaphorosis. [Mar 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Repeat as Necessary" is now out in the current issue of Hybrid Fiction. [Mar 2020]
    Amit Gupta, whose (Critter'd) short story, "How Did it Feel to be Eaten?" is now out in the current issue of Escape Pod. {Here's the story! https://escapepod.org/2020/03/12/escape-pod-723-how-did-it-feel-to-be-eaten/ Thanks to everyone for your generous feedback on this one. It's my very first sale! } [Mar 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Hello, Stranger" to Hybrid Fiction. [Mar 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Scovell's Final Painting" to Cosmic Horror Monthly. [Mar 2020]
    Andrew Giffin, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "A Guide to Vanishing" to Cosmic Horror Monthly. [Mar 2020]
    Renan Bernardo, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Anticipation of Hollowness" is now out in the current issue of Solarpunk - Come ho imparato ad amare il futuro (Italian). {The story was published in an Italian Solarpunk anthology published by Future Fiction. Fellow authors include Ken Liu, Chen Qiufan, Brenda Cooper, Ingrid Garcia, Ana Rusche, and others… } [Feb 2020]
    Shirley Nomakeo, whose novel, "The Places You Will Be From" is now out from ACX a Division of Amazon. {B) The audiobook 'The Places You Will Be From' by S. Forrest Nomakeo was recently approved for distribution on Audible.com, Amazon.com. and iTunes. (11hrs) It's a Science Fiction Fantasy about a college grad who gets caught in a time travel accident available in paperback, e-book, and audio. } [Feb 2020]
    Dan Reade, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Return of the King" to Analog. {Thanks to all reviewers for your great feedback: this was a story about boxers changing into cloned bodies that I was very excited to place. } [Feb 2020]
    Dwayne Minton, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Memory Plague" to Lightspeed Magazine. {Thanks to all the critters who provided me feedback. It helped polish this one into a solid story. } [Jan 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who reports "My speculative poetry book, about to be released, got its first review! ". {My SFF poetry book "A Route Obscure and Lonely [Wapshott Press, 2020] has received its first book review by the British critic Krishan Coupland of Neon. Here's a link: https://www.neonbooks.org.uk/review-a-route-obscure-and-lonely-by-lindaann-loschiavo/ First reading from this new book will be on March 21, 2020 in New York City. } [Jan 2020]
    Derrick Boden, who sold his short story, "Hustle" to Escape Pod. [Jan 2020]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Repeat as Necessary" to Hybrid Fiction. [Jan 2020]
    Larry Hodges, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Prototype Solar System with Strings Attached" to Galaxy's Edge. {Sadly, I'm told that my story was the last one Mike Resnick bought for Galaxy's Edge before he died. He bought it on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and died shortly after midnight that night. They said Galaxy's Edge will continue publication, and that they have enough material for several issues already as they consider who will be the next editor. } [Jan 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who sold her book, "A Route Obscure and Lonely" to Wapshott Press. {My formal verse collection "A Route Obscure and Lonely" contains one long narrative in blank verse that was "crittered" -- a Count Dracula poem titled "The Tale of the Vintner's Daughter." My book tour begins in New York City on March 21, 2020. Autographed copies will be available at the Reception. GHOST wine is one of the sponsors. } [Dec 2019]
    Joel E. Roosa, who reports "My story _The Case of the Jekyll-Hyde Murders_ appears in _The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The classic tale and an anthology of twists, retellings, and sequels_ It's up on Amazon right now. All parties involved have waived payment, and profits go to Deaf Blind International. ". {If I may be allowed a blurb: Enjoy the classic tale of a man confronting his own morality through scientific experimentation in Victorian London. Robert Louis Stevenson has lived and died, but the legacy his work created is alive and well! Discover fifteen retellings, each short story twisting the classic tale into something both new and familiar. Where will the dark side of the human psyche emerge next? Venture across fantasy kingdoms, on steampunk gadgets, through scenes of horror, and into the virtual realities of our near future. Today’s emerging talents take this classic into the furthest reaches of imagination to see what lurks there and how to face our inner demons and the demons society makes of us. } [Nov 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Echo of the Siren" is now out in the current issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. {This story was called "On Call" when critiqued on Critters. As always, thanks to everyone who gave feedback. } [Nov 2019]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, whose poem, "Rendezvous in the Forest" is now out in the current issue of Utopia Science Fiction Magazine. {My poem is in the October 2019 issue. - - I am having trouble filling out the form. I keep getting an error message asking me if I am human. } [Oct 2019]
    Joel E. Roosa, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Red Planit" to Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. {"Planit" is not a typo of "Planet." } [Oct 2019]
    Paul Crawford, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Destiny's Cradle" is now out from Amazon KDP . {Many thanks to the Critters who reviewed it. DESTINY’S CRADLE is available as an e-book, in print form, or through Kindle Unlimited. The premise: The DESTINY is a starship on a thousand-year voyage to colonize a distant planet. However, something happened, long ago, that upset the carefully laid plans of the starship's designers, a crisis, now long forgotten, that left the crew and its descendants trapped for generations within the ship’s biosphere, its exits locked and its walls, shielded by a holographic force field, invisible to everyone inside. But now that's about to change. https://www.amazon.com/Destinys-Cradle-Paul-Crawford-ebook/dp/B07Y3XXPKG [Sept. 2019] } [Oct 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Case of William Wilson" to Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Edgar Allan Poe. [Oct 2019]
    Russell Dorn, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Long Stretches" is now out in the current issue of Third Flatiron. {My short story "Long Stretches," crittered under the title "Reruns," is to be published in Third Flatiron's Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity anthology. Available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XVN23X6 } [Sep 2019]
    Amy Hammack Turner, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Farmer and the Potter" is now out in the current issue of Zooscape : an E-zine of Fantastic Furry Fiction. [Sep 2019]
    Michael Andre-Driussi, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Freaks Like Us, Born to Rule" is now out in the current issue of Songs for the Elephant Man: Strange Tales of Outsiders and Loners. [Aug 2019]
    Laura Engelhardt, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Sirens Unbound" is now out from Amazon: [URL] [Aug 2019]
    Russ Gartz, whose comic, "Vetala Buddha, Issue 6 "Truth"" is now out in the current issue of Comixology.com. {The sixth and final issue of my comic series, "Vetala Buddha" is now available on Comixology.com! In Issue 6, "Truth" Heidi has gone insane and Sloka rushes to rescue Heidi before she is locked away. And the Vetala Buddha helps Heidi fight her worst enemy! } [Jul 2019]
    Annaliese Lemmon, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Tattered Flower" is now out in the current issue of The Arcanist. [Jul 2019]
    J.E. Bates, who reports "My crittered short story 'Cold Blue Sky'". {was republished in The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories, alongside such writers as Ken Liu and Alasdair Reynolds. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SR8F7BX/ } [Jun 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "On Call" to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. [Jun 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Walden Planet" is now out in the current issue of Strange Constellations. [Jun 2019]
    Zhu Ying (writing as Kara Lee), who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "The Homunculi's Guide to Resurrecting Your Loved One From Their Electronic Ghosts" to Escape Pod. {This is my first pro sale! Critters saw this piece a very long time ago and although it's been massively revised since then, I will always be grateful for the feedback that helped me get here today. Thanks so much everyone. } [Jun 2019]
    Shirley Nomakeo, whose novel, "The Places You Will Be From by S. Forrest Nomakeo" is now out from KDP Select. {B My Science-Fiction 'The Places You Will Be From' is being narrated for an audiobook. The paperback will be released mid-summer with the audio version. The e-book is currently available on Amazon.com. } [May 2019]
    Linn Browning, whose short story, "The Knitter and the Horseman" is now out in the current issue of Kindle Direct Publishing. {This is my absolute first published work ever, so I'm very excited. } [Apr 2019]
    Madison Estes, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "The Golden Hope" to Unexpected Heroines. [Apr 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Dance of the Maenads" to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. {This was called "Deadpan Men Don't Dance" when it went through the queue. Thanks to all who gave me feedback. } [Apr 2019]
    Nadia Afifi, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Exhibit K" is now out in the current issue of Abyss and Apex Magazine. [Apr 2019]
    Lori Phillips, whose (Critter'd) book, "Born of Blood and Spells: 13 Dark Fantasy Stories & Poems" is now out in the current issue of Haunted Unicorn Publishing. {Many (not all) of the stories in this collection have been Crittered throughout the years! } [Apr 2019]
    Janice Clark, whose novel, "The Forgotten Door" is now out from Kindle Direct. {This is a middle-grade novel, the sixth book in my Hall of Doors series. } [Mar 2019]
    D. Roe Shocky, whose short story, "It’s a TRAP" is now out in the current issue of Daily Science Fiction. [Mar 2019]
    Russ Gartz, whose comic, "Vetala Buddha, Issue 5 "Why?!"" is now out in the current issue of Comixology.com. {3,500 years ago in the Lotus Kingdom … Javas decides to go back to the Moksha Sangha only to find it destroyed by King Daksha! Giving up on humanity, he finds out the Fire King plans to destroy Inoday and the one thing that he still loves in life… Tanirika! Present Night, Sacramento, California … Heidi finds out why vampires don’t like crosses! In addition, Sloka’s suspicions about Howard Heflin are confirmed. But Heidi remembers her death memories … with devastating consequences! } [Feb 2019]
    Tom Greene, whose short story, "Better" is now out in the current issue of Analog. [Feb 2019]
    Dave D'Alessio, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Merit of One Gold Piece" is now out in the current issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. {Was called just One Gold Piece when you all read it. Thanks a lot, and you can see it here: http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?p=2660 } [Feb 2019]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "None So Blind as Those Unseen" is now out in the current issue of Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. [Feb 2019]
    Jim Marino, whose short story, "Captain Midrise" is now out in the current issue of Apex Magazine . [Dec 2018]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Jacey Bedford". [Dec 2018]
    Carl Slaughter, who reports "File 770 posted my interview with Nancy Kress". [Dec 2018]
    Amanda H. Geard, who reports "My short story, Detections of a Cyborg, got a Silver Honorable Mention in the 4th Quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest. I would like to thank all those Critters who took the time to critique it, and those who continue to critique my work, especially Jeff Cates, for their help in improving my writing". [Dec 2018]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Before the Beginning" is now out in the current issue of Crimson Streets. [Nov 2018]
    Christoph Weber, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Last Stand" is now out in the current issue of Terraform. {This one went through the queue back in 2015--thanks to the more than a dozen wonderful critters who improved it. Sadly, it took the recent tragic fires in California for it to sell, but I guess that's par for the course when writing extrapolative fiction: stories speculating on the future seem less crazy once we catch up to precisely that future. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/439xv9/the-last-stand } [Nov 2018]
    Christoph Weber, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Last Stand" to Terraform. [Nov 2018]

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