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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-Apr-2024 (Crits due 24-Apr-2024):
 SF  Almost Human                       Sandra Skalski -#31414
 SF  Human Arithmetic                   Joe Olson -#31415
 F   Slay All Giants                    Andrew Giffin -#31416
 F   Tacos del Soul, part 5             Steve Palmer -#31417
 SF  Fastest Feet                       Carla Casewit -#31418
 SF  Zero Days, Chapter 0               David Barlev -#31419
 H   Commute                            Kevin Ryan -#31420
 SF  ephemeral echoes                   Anthony Abraham -#31421

Week of 24-Apr-2024 (Crits due 1-May-2024):
 F   Soul Division, Chapters 4-6        [@] David Lee Zweifler
 SF  Hell's Precipice, Chapters 4-6     R.J. Melby
 F   That Uncanny Valley                Chris Owens
 F   Golden Threads                     Tiana Fike
 SF  Witi Chapter 1                     Vince Bly
 F   Demon's Bargain: Garden of Tears   Carla Hennes
 F   Nine Lives, Secret Wish            Douglas Kolacki
 SF  Wokuo Incursion: Chapters 7-9      Dsle Cozort

Week of 1-May-2024 (Crits due 8-May-2024):
 SF  Life for Prepared Stereo in Bb: Part 1 of 3  Matt Britton
 SF  At Home in the Cloud               John Francis Willems
 SF  Nanite Wars: Earth chapter 9       Joel Stanley
 SF  Lazer Guns and Fried Greebs        Morgan Z Sowell
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 6        Brian Sellnow
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 3-4             Kim Kupper Oshinski
 SF  Retribution Will Be Swift          Dan Bracewell
 SF  RIppling Ground, Chapters 1-5      Jeff Richardson
 SF  Epitaph, Chapter 1                 Kameron Kenney
 F   Do You Want to Meet Him            Jason Gale
      (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]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 14   Brian Sellnow [8-May-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 15   Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 5-6             Kim Kupper Oshinski [8-May-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 16   Brian Sellnow [?]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 7-9     R.J. Melby [1-May-2024]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 7-8             Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 10-13   R.J. Melby [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 9-10            Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 11-12           Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 SF  The Adventures of Tony and Ralf on Hoshikuzu ESO-23  Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Spectra                            Robert Jones [27-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, 30-36                    Trinity Gipson [03-Apr-2024]
 SF  Undersea Struggle Against The Kraken  Robert Jones [10-Apr-2024]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 37-42           Trinity Gipson [17-Apr-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.]