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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.

How to Write SF

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)

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.

Interviewed!

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

Free Web Sites

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

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...

    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "None So Blind as Those Unseen" to Best Indie Speculative Fiction. [Oct 2021]
    Russell Adams, who sold his (Critter'd) stageplay, "Psychelysis (The Play)" to Samjoko Magazine. {Psychelysis (The Play) is a one act adaptation of my original short story Psychelsis which went through the critters queue quite a while age. [And thanks to everyone who critiqued it.] Samjoko Magazine is based in the Republic of Korea, about as far from where I live as it's possible to get without becoming an emigré from earth. The inaugural issue is scheduled to be published in mid-January '22. } [Oct 2021]
    Adam Pitts (J.B.Cross), who reports "White Enso published (unpaid) one of my short stories in audio form.". {White Enso is running a program on their website as a lead up to Halloween and invited me to contribute. Check it out here: https://www.whiteenso.com/100-stories.html >From White Enso's editor: Japan has a tradition of telling ghost stories in August. Called hyakumonogatarikaidankai, traditionally, 100 people would gather in a room with 100 candles. After each person had told their story, they would blow out a candle. So, as the night wore on, the room grew darker and the stories became scarier. White Enso is doing an online version of that. But it is 100 stories over 100 days. } [Oct 2021]
    David Lee Zweifler, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "The Intevitablist" to Little Blue Marble. [Sep 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "The Great Contradiction" to Metaphorosis. [Sep 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "The Great Contradiction" to Metaphorosis. [Sep 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, whose short story, "When It's Time to Harvest" is now out in the current issue of Imagine 2200 - Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. [Sep 2021]
    Dwayne Minton, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Gift for the Cutter Man" is now out in the current issue of Apex Magazine. {Thanks so much to everyone who critiqued this one. } [Sep 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Robot Stand-up" to Sciencefictionery. [Sep 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Release" is now out in the current issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly. [Sep 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Anticipation of Hollowness" is now out in the current issue of World Science Fiction #2 - Reloading the Future. {The story is out in English. It was first published in Italian in a Solarpunk anthology. Versions in Portuguese and Chinese will be out soon. } [Aug 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, who sold his short story, "Soil of Our Home, Storm of Our Lives" to Apex Magazine (International Futurists Issue). [Aug 2021]
    Marc A. Criley, who sold his short story, "Falling in Love at Verona Rupes" to Martian. [Aug 2021]
    Marc A. Criley, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Reenactment" to Penumbric Speculative Fiction. {The long ago Crittered story, "Reenactment", sold on its 30th submission. Keep Submitting! } [Aug 2021]
    Jen Forte, who reports "My story is featured on Hyakomonogatari Kaidankai!". {I was alerted to Linda Gould's 100 Days, 100 Supernatural Stories series through Critters and submitted a story to be featured and it was picked! It is called Teke-Teke and is on day 7 of the series :) } [Aug 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, whose short story, "How the Fae of Savernake Forest Fought the AI Who Ate the World" is now out in the current issue of When Worlds Collide, a Zombies Need Brains anthology. [Jul 2021]
    Álex Souza, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Invisible Bodies" is now out in the current issue of Hyphen Punk. [Jul 2021]
    Jim Marino, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Acting Tips for Remaining Unknown" is now out in the current issue of Lady Churchill's Rosebed Wristlet. [Jun 2021]
    R J Theodore, whose short story, "A Ship With No Parrot" is now out in the current issue of MetaStellar. [Jun 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Even Though You're No More" is now out in the current issue of Three Crows Year Two (anthology of Three Crows Magazine). [May 2021]
    Jim Keane, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Astra's Revenge (formerly The Curse)" to TWB Press. {Thanks to everyone that helped me critique, "The Curse." I changed the title to "Astra's Revenge." I appreciate everyone's help very much. The story is now available on Amazon. Please pick up a copy and post a review. Thanks and have a great weekend. Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Astras-Revenge-Jim-Keane-ebook/dp/B095VJYDH5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=astra%27s+revenge+keane&qid=1622250407&sr=8-1 } [May 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "The Knight Defiant" to Distant Shore Publishing. [May 2021]
    Michael Stevens, whose short story, "The Candlemaker" is now out in the current issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. [May 2021]
    Dwayne Minton, who sold his short story, "Mementoes from My Lives (Un)Lived" to Nature: Futures. [May 2021]
    Andrew Giffin, whose (Critter'd) short story, "A Guide to Vanishing " is now out in the current issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly . {This story was also selected for Cosmic Horror Monthly’s ‘best of the year’ compilation. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback! } [May 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Scovell's Final Painting" is now out in the current issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly. [May 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, whose short story, "The Time Traveler's Delivery" is now out in the current issue of Simultaneous Times Podcast (narrated with music and effects). [Apr 2021]
    Dwayne Minton, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Gift for the Cutter Man" to Apex Magazine. {Thanks to everyone who critiqued this one--as always your comments were helpful in improving it! } [Apr 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Mission to Clarity" to Martian Wave. [Apr 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Reflections on a Magic Mirror" is now out in the current issue of Page & Spine. [Apr 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Reflections on a Magic Mirror" to Page & Spine. [Apr 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, whose short story, "The Bird Whisperer" is now out in the current issue of Love Letters to Poe. [Mar 2021]
    Alia Atwell, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Last Moments" is now out in the current issue of Distant Shore Publishing. [Mar 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "How the Fae of Savernake Forest Fought the AI That Ate the World" to When Worlds Collide, a Zombies Need Brains anthology. [Mar 2021]
    Alia Anor Atwell, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Last Moments" to Distant Shore Publishing. [Mar 2021]
    Madeline McCone, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "The Afterlife Services Bus Route" to The First Line. {I received a ton of helpful feedback from the Critters community on this short story. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and critique! } [Mar 2021]
    Michael Stevens, who sold his short story, "The Candlemaker" to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. [Feb 2021]
    Nicholas Marconi, who has won the NESFA Annual Short Story Contest award for his (Critter'd) short story, "The Last Prophet". {The New England Science Fiction Association just announced "The Last Prophet" as the winner of their annual short story competition at BOSKONE 58. Once again I must thank everyone for their continued feedback on my submissions; it's elevating my writing to a point where people are taking notice. } [Feb 2021]
    Jude Matulich-Hall, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Birdbath" is now out in the current issue of Thuggish Itch: Birds Have Teeth. {https://www.amazon.com/Thuggish-Itch-Birds-Have-Teeth/dp/B08VY76XHJ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=thuggish+itch&qid=1613068492&sr=8-3 } [Feb 2021]
    Richard Zwicker, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Release" to Cosmic Horror Monthly. [Feb 2021]
    Renan Bernardo, who sold his short story, "The Time Traveler's Delivery" to Simultaneous Times Podcast. {It will be narrated to audio with a cast and ambient music. } [Feb 2021]
    Laura Engelhardt, whose (Critter'd) novel, "Mages Unbound" is now out from Amazon. {Just a thought ... I checked my ratio today & noticed I'd just submitted my 100th critique. I don't know how much work it would be for you to do "woo hoos" for people submitting say their 10th, 25th, 100th, 200th ... well, you get the point. But it is a kind of cool thing to see & might encourage new joiners, as well as the old guard. You could also do it for submissions - so like Joe Schmo just submitted his 50th piece to critters -- stuff like that is kind of cool :) Final thought ... there are A LOT of bios for critters -- what do you think about creating maybe a separate "active" and "inactive" list for them? } [Jan 2021]
    Jude Matulich-Hall, who sold her (Critter'd) short story, "Birdbath" to Gypsum Sound Tales - Thuggish Itch. {Huzzah! I sold my short horror story "Birdbath" to Gypsum Sound Tales anthology Thuggish Itch. It's in the queue but hasn't been critiqued yet. I also had picked up "The Pyro," an excerpt from my novel, by Tall Tale TV. It was critiqued by Critters. In addition, I have an interview on Youtube with my publisher about my up and coming novel, The Eversteam Chronicles - Small Demons, please check it out and give it a thumbs up. You can find it under my name. Thank you very much Critters! } [Jan 2021]
    Jordan Chase-Young, who sold his short story, "Somnolence" to Binge-Watching Cure Anthology: Science-Fiction Edition. [Dec 2020]
    LindaAnn LoSchiavo, whose (Critter'd) short story, ""Side-lined with the Goddess Pallas Athena" " is now out in the current issue of Litro Magazine - USA. {Based on true events (a mysterious fever, delirium, etc. that placed me in the hands of a haughty surgeon who misdiagnosed me and then planned to cut my ears off when I was an adolescent), my fantasy fiction was selected as the "Editor's Pick" on December 13, 2020 in Litro Magazine (USA). - - Truth is stranger than fiction! - - } [Dec 2020]
    Douglas Kolacki, who sold his (Critter'd) short story, "Transplanter X" to Mirror Dance. [Dec 2020]
    Jim Keane, whose (Critter'd) short story, "The Attic" is now out in the current issue of Schlock Webzine. [Dec 2020]
    Renan Bernardo, whose (Critter'd) short story, "Even Though You're No More" is now out in the current issue of Three Crows Magazine (#8). {It has been heavily crittered a few years ago, so thank you for all your opinions and critiques! It has proved very helpful. } [Dec 2020]
    Renan Bernardo, who sold his short story, "Callis Praedictionem" to Dark Matter Magazine. {It's a dark SF story about a prescient fungus and will be out next year! } [Nov 2020]
    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]

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