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The Critters Queue

Submission files 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 20-Jan-2021 (Crits due 27-Jan-2021):
 SF  Something In The Blood             [mpc] Nicholas G. Marconi -#29693
 F   Sturm und Drang                    Joel E. Roosa -#29694
 F   Capturing Dreams                   Ed Kratz -#29695
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 5    Charles Gull -#29696
 SF  The First Time                     Amit Gupta -#29697
 SF  Warrior Peace                      Sean Masters -#29698
 F   Cageborn                           Jamie M. Boyd -#29699
 H   A Family Recipe for Spice Cake     Madeline Jacobson -#29700
 SF  King of the Space Monkeys          John Edward Uth -#29701
 F   Bridge at Ramageddon Chap 4 and 5  Wayne M Merritt -#29702
 SF  The General, the Monster, and a Girl  Lawrence Lanum -#29703
 F   Demon Playthings                   Maria D'Antonio -#29704
 H   Handy Longlegs                     John Brownlee -#29705
 SF  Return                             Alex Villepique -#29706
 SF  Voter of No Confidence             Sam Rubin -#29707

Week of 27-Jan-2021 (Crits due 3-Feb-2021):
 SF  The Bill Comes Due -- Revised Draft  [mpc] Nicholas G. Marconi
 F   The Beast                          Julia cline
 SF  Home Is Where the Heart Is--revised  Amy Hammack Turner
 F   Hallowed Beasts, Chapters 7-8      Katelyn Sullivan
 H   Vector of Infection: A Homo Monstrum Chronicle  Kevin Stadt
 SF  The Sunrunner Chronicles Chapter 1  Douglass Calmes
 SF  Into Fire                          Kendra Lusty
 SF  Losing Sync                        Aubrey Jones
 SF  The Visitors                       Daniel H. Hicks
 H   Gabriel                            Elizabeth Montour
 F   Mississippi Missing _0-1_          Laura Engelhardt
 H   Birdbath                           Jude Matulich-Hall
 H   The Curse NEW REVISION             Jim Keane
 F   The Birthright Stone, Chapters 4-5  John Christopher
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 7                 Jeff Naylor

Week of 3-Feb-2021 (Crits due 10-Feb-2021):
 SF  Curtains Close                     Quinault Childs
 SF  Magnitude Ch1                      Victor Jimenez
 F   A Fairy's Tail                     Matthew J Olson
 SF  The Hall of Mirrors                Chris Owens
 F   The Greatest City Chapters 24-28   Clayton Niehaus
 F   Ferret, Chapter 1                  Margaret Moller
 SF  A Neurological Study of Temporal Events, Part One of Two  Alia Atwell
 SF  What I'll Do When They Invent Time Travel  Douglas Kolacki
 F   the soft lantern light of the captured spirit  Holden Lee
 F   The Ghost Alchemist, Chapter 1     Michael Bondies
 H   The Salt Sayers                    Audrey Felter
 SF  Mirror Sky: Prologue.              Oleg Kozlovskii
 H   The Last Scene                     Hernan
 SF  Unlucky Strike                     Nicholas Theodore Narbutovskih

Week of 10-Feb-2021 (Crits due 17-Feb-2021):
 SF  Better                             Barry Burnett
 SF  The Hand                           scottt godfrey
 SF  Essex, Chapter 1 and Synopsis      Charles Botsford
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 39-41  Eric Wilson
 F   The Father, Chapter 2              Jeneva Allers
 H   Christmas in Pandemonium-Revised Prologue  John Willems
 H   The Demon Virus                    Timothy Brown
 F   Dragons of Northice Bleak Ch 1     Steve Reilly
 SF  Ra-Gho-Zu                          Boris Layupan
 F   Candle and Claw, Chapter 1         Stephen Taylor
 SF  Three Swords Against the Haruspex  Dale W. Glaser
 SF  Summer Necromance                  Francis Marotta
 SF  Spirit Breaker, Prologue           Troy Adams
 SF  The Authentic Android              Joe Follansbee
 H   He's Always Watching               Adeline J. Schultz
 SF  Pacifica, Chapters 0-3             Gray Winsler
 H   Needed                             Adam Pitts
 SF  Mandala Rule SYNOPSIS/RFDR         AllisonEstry
 H   Summoning Silent Susie             Michelle Ng
 SF  Forever Grey Chapter 2             Greg Tracii
 SF  When Love Goes Down the Drain      Michael Stevens
 F   Anai, Chapters 1-tiny part of 2    Sara Carbone
 F   The Hidden Memories of Rose        Carole Dunn
======================================================================
      (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.)

Symbols:

[@] - 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]"):
 SF  Role of Law                        Wayne Martin [?]
 F   Cloud Tracker                      Kaitlyn Mattson [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 6    Charles Gull [27-Jan-2021]
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 7    Charles Gull [?]
 SF  House                              scottt godfrey [17-Feb-2021]
 SF  Her Desher                         scottt godfrey [?]
 SF  The Qwulne                         scottt godfrey [?]
 SF  Prey                               scottt godfrey [?]
 SF  Mites                              scottt godfrey [?]
 SF  La'Sann                            scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  Roland Darleigh                    Scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [?]
 H   The Lure New Revision              Jim Keane [3-Feb-2021]
 SF  The Birthright Stone, Chapter 6    John Christopher [3-Feb-2021]
 H   Praying for Sunrise NEW VERSION    Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Portal                         Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Cell Phone                         James Keane [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 8    Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 1 & 2  Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 4      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 5      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 6      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 7      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 8      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 1      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 2      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 4      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 5      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 6      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 7      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 8      Charles Gull [?]
 SF  The War, Chapter 1 and Synopsis    Charles Botsford [17-Feb-2021]
 H   The Decider                        Adam Pitts [17-Feb-2021]
 SF  Praise the--                       Adam Pitts [?]
 H   The Midnight Train Murders 3rd Revision  Jim Keane [?]
 H   Cattywampus                        Adam Pitts [?]
 SF  Don't Touch My Stuff               Adam Pitts [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor [3-Feb-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Enemy Mate                         Sean Masters [27-Jan-2021]
 F   Oak Grove Cemetery: Prologue, Chapter 1  Maria D'Antonio [27-Jan-2021]
 H   The Mysterious MrGraves            Troy Adams [17-Feb-2021]
 SF  The Sunrunner Chronicles Chapters 3-4  Douglass Calmes [3-Feb-2021]
 SF  Demon's Orbit                      Kevin Stadt [3-Feb-2021]
				-+-

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Immolation                         Vincent Francica [09-Dec-2020]
 SF  The Unbound Cut                    Daniel Chao [09-Dec-2020]
 F   Watcher and Wanders, Chapters 1-3  Joseph Freer [09-Dec-2020]
 SF  1/2 _half of 1_                    Kaira S [23-Dec-2020]
 F   Claws, Fangs & Broomsticks: Blood Secrets  David V. Pyle [06-Jan-2021]
 SF  The Reaper Boys, Chapter 1         Sam Robinson [13-Jan-2021]
 SF  Ivo Santos Versus the Insane Space Monsters, Chapters 4-7  Scott Malabarba [20-Jan-2021]
                                :::


>> 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.]