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Space Travel for SF Writers

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The Critters Queue

Manuscripts 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 17-Jul-2024 (Crits due 24-Jul-2024):
 SF  Hangdawg Tuesday Afternoon         Brian Sellnow -#31503
 SF  The Enchantress and the Scholar, Ch 1  Lawrence A. Clough -#31504
 F   The Pain-eater's Feast             Russell Weisfield -#31505
 F   A Matter of Taste                  Stephen Shewmake -#31506
 SF  Politea Alt Chapter 1              Dawson M Hollingsworth -#31507
 SF  Nanite Wars Chapter 3              Joel Stanley -#31508
 H   Frogs are Weird                    Bryce Paradis -#31509
 F   The Other Disciplines              Sandra Edwards-Thro -#31510
 H   Let Me Take Care of You            Stephanie Ryan -#31511

Week of 24-Jul-2024 (Crits due 31-Jul-2024):
 H   Miles End                          Jess Taylor
 SF  Excerpts from an Engineering Prayerbook  Kate Kelley
 SF  The Agentic Necklace               F.B. Hughes
 F   The Gods Need Nukes Chapter 02     Robert Harpold
 H   Breathless                         J. Gale Bloom
 H   Gift of the Swamp, Chapters 1-3    Eli Cepeda
      (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]"):
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 1   Jim Keane [after-novel]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapters 19 & 20  Brian Sellnow [24-Jul-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, chapter 21   Brian Sellnow [?]
 H   The Hook End Horror                Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 22   Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  The Oneiromantic Sheep             F.B. Hughes [31-Jul-2024]
 F   The Enchantress and the Scholar, Ch 2  Lawrence A. Clough [24-Jul-2024]
 F   The Enchantress and the Scholar, Ch 3  Lawrence A. Clough [?]
 F   The Enchantress and the Scholar, Ch 4  Lawrence A. Clough [?]
 F   The Enchantress and the Scholar, Ch 5-6  Lawrence A. Clough [?]
 F   The Gods Need Nukes Chapter 03     Robert Harpold [31-Jul-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 23   Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Upon This Lonesome Wild, Chapters 1-5  Jacee K. Simons [26-Jun-2024]
 H   The Grocery List, Chapters 1-4     Oliver Talmadge [10-Jul-2024]
 F   The Othilian Chronicles Chapters 1-5  Ethan Alfrey [10-Jul-2024]
 SF  Where the Magic Goes to Die - chapter  Kylie McCool [10-Jul-2024]
 F   The Moonvoice chronicles prologue-chapter 2  Erin Elizabeth Tunney [17-Jul-2024]

>> 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.]