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Critter Notices

Critters is 23!

Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]

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)

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)

P&E Has a New Caretaker!

I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!


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, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

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!

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

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]








Known Issues

Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'link' is a typo and should read: ''. The word link leads to nowhere. I've pasted the correct link to my entry.

In Horror Novels, 'The golem by Mark woods ' is a duplicate of 'The Golem by Mark woods '.

In Young Adult Books, 'My Mom, MS, And the Sixth-Grade Mess' is a duplicate of 'My Mom, MS, And the Sixth-Grade Mess'.

In Young Adult Books, 'My Mom, MS, and a Sixth Grade Mess' is a duplicate of 'My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'link takes you to wrong page' is a typo and should read: ''. This happened before, In my attempt to correct it manually I created a duplicate entry. Right now if you click on my entry link you end up on a 'not found'.

In Magazine/e-zine Editors page, 'Lori Mishelle' is a typo and should read: 'Lori Michelle'.

In Thriller Novels, 'The Kurdish Connection (listed two extra times)' is a duplicate of 'The Kurdish Connection'.

In Horror Short Stories, ''Consumprtion'' is a typo and should read: 'Consumption'.

In Romance Short Stories, 'Lucky Charms' is a typo and should read: 'Lucky CHarm'. The link posted for Lucky Charm by Mia Bishop doesn't work. It is the wrong URL.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'Exile to Elindel ' is a duplicate of 'Exile of Elindel'. The first one was entered and it was a typo brought up by the author to my group on Facebook. I submitted the new one and asked those involved to vote for the correct one. There seems to be multiple votes for both. Is there a way to combine them to make for a corrected version? Thank you for your time as I know you are very busy.

In Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page, 'Remember Me' is a duplicate of 'Eastern Iowa Reviw - Smartapocalypse'. The correct entry should be Eastern Iowa Review - Smartapocalypse

In Book/e-book Editors page, Hi, I had issues with posting my vote for the editors page so voted again but it looks like my vote went thru twice. It should only be one vote. You can see because my comments are almost the same. Can you fix this pls. Thanx. Frida.

In Romance Novels, I keep getting error when I type the two words to show I'm human.


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