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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 21-Feb-2024 (Crits due 28-Feb-2024):
 F   A Love Song for the Mockers _ch. 1, ver. 3_  [mpc] Tim Nall -#31347
 H   Icebound                           [@] Dwayne Minton -#31348
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 11   Brian Sellnow -#31349
 SF  The Galactic Daily Inquirer-A Case of Sororicide Most Mythic  John Baumgartner -#31350
 F   Ring of Five, Chapter 2            Tom Blackstone -#31351
 SF  Flukes - Chapters 19 & 20          Patrick Tibbits -#31352
 SF  More Machine than Human            James Ross -#31353
 H   The Soulstealer part 2             Gabrielle Laufer -#31354
 SF  Wokuo Incursion-Chapters 4-6       Dale Cozort -#31355
 F   A Mercenary's Tale, Chapter 1      Sean Angelo -#31356

Week of 28-Feb-2024 (Crits due 6-Mar-2024):
 F   A Love Song for the Mockers, Ch. 1  [@]Tim Nall
 F   The Carriage Attack at Novarium Bridge and Carack Lane  S.R. Spieler
 SF  The Stupid with the Flare Gun      Russell Weisfield
 F   The Magic Kit-Part 1               John Edlund
 F   Seattle Ghost Story                Laura Mortensen
 F   The Hungry lake                    Scott Norris
 F   Unwelcome Guest                    Pete Koziar
 F   Tacos del Soul, part 3             Steve Palmer
 F   Where the Dragon Shall Lead        Stephen W. Chappell
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 39  Eric Wilson
 F   Politea Chapter 3: Into the Grass  Dawson Hollingsworth

Week of 6-Mar-2024 (Crits due 13-Mar-2024):
 F   The Cove, Chapters 8-18            Trinity Gipson
 SF  No Solomon Here                    Jeff Naylor
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 28        Carla Hennes
 F   The Eruption                       Eric Johnson
 F   The Plosic Anarchists: Chapter 1   Betty Lu
 SF  Synthetic Coffee                   Bryce Paradis
 F   Vignettes of the Last Peoples: The Life Scholar, Chapters 0-2  Chris Owens
 SF  One Last Kill                      R.J. Melby
 SF  Break a Leg _and Fly_              Viterbo Guedez
 SF  Blood of My Blood, Chapters 1-2    Nicholas Alexander

Week of 13-Mar-2024 (Crits due 20-Mar-2024):
 SF  Dazzling Gymnastics Girls          Robert Jones aka Stanley Brownstone
 F   The Ballad of Fixy Biscuit, Chapters 1+2  Mike Naylor
      (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 Killer Chapter 1     Jim Keane [after-novel]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 40  Eric Wilson [6-Mar-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapters 12 and 13  Brian Sellnow [28-Feb-2024]
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 5        Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 19-29           Trinity Gipson [13-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, 30-36                    Trinity Gipson [?]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 37-42           Trinity Gipson [?]
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 6        Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  More Machine than Human part 2     James Ross [28-Feb-2024]
 SF  More Machine than Human part 3     James Ross [?]
 SF  The Magic Kit Part 2               John Edlund [6-Mar-2024]
 SF  Spectra                            Robert Jones [20-Mar-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 14   Brian Sellnow [?]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 1-3     R.J. Melby [13-Mar-2024]
 F   Tacos del Soul, part 4             Steve Palmer [6-Mar-2024]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Tree Whisperer                     Tiffany James [17-Jan-2024]
 SF  A Killer Among Us                  Robert Jones [17-Jan-2024]
 SF  Motorcycle Women of Twilight       Robert Jones [31-Jan-2024]
 SF  Shadows in the North- Prologue     Logan Murdock [07-Feb-2024]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 1-7             Trinity Gipson [07-Feb-2024]
 F   Going the Appian Way, Chapter 1    Joseph Mo [14-Feb-2024]
 SF  How Much Your Conscience Cost?     Aydan Hasanli [21-Feb-2024]
 SF  The King of the Seas and Mystery   Robert Jones [21-Feb-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.]