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Very Happy minion   Very Happy minion — last donation was today. About $4100 to go. A big Thank You! to Terrance Crow, Matt Weber, Gail Marsella, and lots of other Critterfolk for their contributions!

Fund Drive

The fundraising goal is $4600 . We're currently 10.5 % there. Woohoo! Thanks!

What's it for? Well, paying the bills to keep the Critters workshop and the rest of the writer-related features on the Critique.org site going, for one thing; and folks have asked for a variety of upgrades to the web site and how things work. So if you're of a mind to donate, I'd appreciate it!

Yes, I'd like to donate $

How often: Monthly     One Time

Credit cards / PayPal


[Or donate by card via Amazon Payments]

As the founder of Critters, I get asked often if anyone can help by donating to Critters / Critique.org. The site is quite complex, so I own my own server, thus it does cost quite a lot each year for the server & net connection, hardware replacements, backups, and a fair bit of my time, so a donation would be very much appreciated. However, I want to make it clear I am committed to NOT charging any fees for Critters and donations are purely voluntary. In other words, I am adopting the same funding model that I did for Nyx (see sidebar).

Thus the idea is that donations are 100% voluntary. If you like Critters and want to make a donation, I'd be very grateful. If you like Critters but don't feel inclined to donate, there are other ways you could help out, but if none of those work for you, that's cool. (If you don't like Critters, well, what are you doing reading this?... :)

The "Nyx model"

Nyx is the world's first free Internet service (apparenly the first public Internet service of any kind), which I founded over 20 years ago, and which is still running under this model that I set up -- see www.Nyx.net. It's now a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, but still follows the funding model I established back then: If you like it and want to donate, your donations go toward running and improving it. Donations are purely voluntary, so everything remains completely free. Nyx has flourished this way for a long time on donations, proving that you don't need to charge fees to provide good services (which was what I wanted to demonstrate when I created Nyx, and which I suspect has helped keep Internet access costs from being exorbitant, as they were heading back then). It's similar to the public radio/TV model, but in the "Nyx model" there's no government funding -- and no holding people hostage during fund drives. :) Everything's low key, no pressure.

Members asked for a monthly donation plan, so I've added that too.

If you feel the urge, you can donate via credit/debit card (Visa/MC/Amex/Discover), bank echeck, or PayPal...

Yes, I'd like to donate $

How often: Monthly     One Time

Credit cards / PayPal

...or credit/debit card through Amazon Payments...

Donate $

... or you can buy some of my ebooks, available for most every reader, and which I'll be glad to sign.

... or you can send cash/checks to me by mail at:

Andrew Burt
P.O.Box 16143
Golden, CO 80402

... or you can upload a scanned image of a check to me if you'd like to save the postage costs.

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Or...

If you'd like to help but would prefer some other path, other ways you can help that I'd really appreciate would be:
  • Spread the word. It helps get the word out to new writers if you mention it in places it appears to be unknown, link to Critters, use the "Share" button on interesting pages, etc. There are also several sizes of ads you can place on your web pages, Facebook, etc.

  • If you're going to buy something like books, magazines, ebook readers, or a variety of other things, you might check out the Critters Store for links from which Critters gets a portion of each sale.

  • If you understand pretty well how Critters works (e.g. how the rules work or how to format manuscripts, etc.), you could volunteer to be a support person, a member of the CritTech'ers. Just drop me a note.

  • You could do extra critiques. Critters is first and foremost about doing critiques, so the more quality critiques you do, the more you help yourself and everyone else.

  • Check out some of my other projects as listed on www.aburt.com and spread the word / links.

Regardless, I hope you enjoy Critters and find it helpful!

And an extra thanks to all these Critter members who've donated:


Terrance Crow         
Matt Weber         
Gail Marsella         
Anita Eva Siraki        
Allyse Scott         
Richard Alison         
Juliana Rew         
Zhu Ying         
Emily Smith         
Terrance Crow         
Daniel Swenson         
August Grappin         
Judith Pratt         
Emily Smith         
ROBERT GOTSCHALL         
Terrance Crow         
Janice Clark         
Evelyn Coleman         
Jesse Fahrenbruch         
Julia Nolan         
Antha Adkins         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Emily Smith         
Terrance Crow         
Dawn Thomas-Jerlo         
Kimberly Shursen         
JOLYNN OSHEA-WALKER         
Adam vanLangenberg         
Arthur Doweyko         
Wayne Harris         
Adam Knight         
Christopher Kelly         
Kevin Tipple         
Emily Smith         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Kevin          
Terrance Crow         
Gina Love         
Dylan Mair         
John Frye         
Amy Rothermel         
Lawrence Rachman         
Daniel Malach         
Frank Shewmake         
Jill Luise Ruggeri        
Robert Qualkinbush         
Emily Smith         
Gina Love         
Terrance Crow         
Margaret Ernsberger         
John Berks         
Tim Pozza         
Emily Smith         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Terrance Crow         
Gina Love         
Deborah Kaminski         
Stephanie Boisvert         
Andries Burger         
Denna Holm         
Emily Smith         
Gina Love         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Terrance Crow         
Adrienne Makita         
Andries Burger         
Ronald Hurst         
kyla phillips         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Emily Smith         
Terrance Crow         
Gina Love         
Lawrence Rachman         
Anjulia Vasquez         
Andries Burger         
Emily Smith         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Terrance Crow         
Gina Love         
Mary Catelli         
Andries Burger         
Zhu Ying         
Robert Qualkinbush         
Emily Smith         
Terrance Crow         
Gina Love         
Andrew Mackay         
Timothy Roddis         
David Howard         
Kristy Barkan         
kenneth takigawa         
Shalon Sims         
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Emily Smith         
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Terrance Crow         
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Gina Love         
Steven Batham         
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anthony lavely         
Jenny Green         
Holly Schofield         
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Alexander Harris         
Linda Robbins         
Daniel Swenson         
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Brian Burt         
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Darrell Johnson         
James Lewis         
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Emily Smith         
Charlotte Babb         
Gina Love         
Sara Puls         
Frank Coombs         
Molly Moss         
Anjulia Vasquez         
Julia Martins         
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kimberly garriott         
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Emily Smith         
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Gina Love         
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Emily Smith         
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Gina Love         
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Anjulia Vasquez         
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Molly Moss         
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Terrance Crow         
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Alexander Harris         
Emily Smith         
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Gina Love         
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harry makings         
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Morgen Marshall         
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Gina Love         
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Emily Smith         
Gina Love         
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Emily Smith         
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Emily Smith         
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Emily Smith         
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Terrance Crow         
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Morgen Marshall         
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Emily Smith         
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Emily Smith         
Terrance Crow         
Morgen Marshall         
Ken Liu         
Joy Snelson         
Charlie Allery         
Marcy Davis         
Gregory Hullender         
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Emily Smith         
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Alex Bottle         
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Jonathan Harris         
Jim Adam         
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Ed Kratz         
Morell Mullins         
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Lin Kobee         
Jeri Jo Thomas        
Emily Smith         
steven meadows         
Liz Kepley         
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Antha Adkins         
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Emily Smith         
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Janice Clark         
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Jeff Schlies         
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Emily Smith         
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steven meadows         
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Delmar Cain         
Adam Gervais         
Morgen Marshall         
Jeanette Sanders         
Richard Alison         
Lawrence Vernon Jr        
Peter Foote         
Karen Wyman         
Karin Kristensen         
C D Stamp        
Margaret Ernsberger         
Sean R. Green        
steven meadows         
Liz Kepley         
Alex Shvartsman         
Morgen Marshall         
Janice Clark         
Lawrence Tabak         
Liz Kepley         
Terry Smith         
Sandra Grace         
steven meadows         
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John Butler         
Morgen Marshall         
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steven meadows         
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steven meadows         
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Morgen Marshall         
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michael bonsall         
steven meadows         
Christine Golden         
John Carrick         
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Nell Clowder         
Rena Zayit         
Daniel Latham         
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steven meadows         
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Joseph Argento         
Morgen Marshall         
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Julia Nolan         
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michael bonsall         
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steven meadows         
Daniel Latham         
Joseph Argento         
Rachel Doyle         
Morgen Marshall         
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RONALD DRUVA         
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michael bonsall         
Terrance Crow         
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William Wight         
steven meadows         
cheryl m kaplan        
Joseph Argento         
Morgen Marshall         
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steven meadows         
Elaine Byrne         
michael bonsall         
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Timothy Webster         
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shaimaa ALAM         
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michael bonsall         
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Janice Clark         
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michael bonsall         
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Morgen Marshall         
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Ken Liu         
Lenard Black         
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Victoria Suter         
Daniel Latham         
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Terrance Crow         
Morgen Marshall         
Morgen Marshall         
Henry G Quense        
Janis Little         
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Morgen Marshall         
Daniel Latham         
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Morgen Marshall         
Dylan Mair         
SHAWNA A SMART        
Lucy Schmeidler         
Mary Daley         
Mary Daley         
Denna Holm         
Sherilyn Ann Harper        
Dean Rodina         
Brian Matthews         
Brian Kopicki         
Terrance Crow         
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Denna Holm         
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Rhonda Porrett         
Morgen Marshall         
Richard Levine         
Brian Kopicki         
Charles Swallows         
MadBADcat Graphics LLC        
SHAWNA A SMART        
Denna Holm         
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Lindee Keller         
Moses Siregar III        
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Tom Waters         
Morgen Marshall         
Daniel Malach         
SHAWNA A SMART        
Ed Kratz         
Elliza McGrand         
Tom Waters         
Lucy Schmeidler         
Anatoly Belilovsky         
MARGIE M NELSEN        
Morgen Marshall         
June Biancalana         
Michael Andre-Driussi         
SHAWNA A SMART        
Antha Adkins         
Chris Richardson         
Colum Paget         
Andrew Mackay         
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Janice Clark         
Elizabeth Williams         
Tom Waters         
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Morgen Marshall         
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lincoln farish         
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Dylan Mair         
Colum Paget         
Charles Swallows         
Robert White         
Tom Waters         
Morgen Marshall         
Holly Schofield         
Helen Franks         
Mark L Suplinskas        
Anwar Farooq         
Blakely Lord         
Moses Siregar III        
Christopher Camp         
Nicole Andrews         
Anwar Farooq         
Terrance Crow         
Lynda McDowell         
Dianne Williams         
Daniel Latham         
David Erickson         
Colum Paget         
Tom Waters         
Morgen Marshall         
Jacob Brauner         
Kit Dunsmore         
Kristin Janz         
Colum Paget         
Tom Waters         
Morgen Marshall         
Mark L Suplinskas        
Kristy Childs         
Simon Cooper         
Peter Morgan         
Colum Paget         
Tom Waters         
Morgen Marshall         
Christine Golden         
Aric Allen         
Sara Fishman         
Jon Golding         
Brett Jackson         
Barbara Davies         
Sherilyn Ann Harper        
Colum Paget         
Terrance Crow         
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Tom Waters         
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Daniel Latham         
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Thanks!!!
--Andrew Burt,
Founder of Critters