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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 13-Oct-2021 (Crits due 20-Oct-2021):
 SF  Interstellar Womb                  Guy McDonnell -#30195
 SF  Dear Editor                        Sandra Keisling -#30196
 F   The Departed Chapters 3-4          Laura Mortensen -#30197
 F   Gold Is All But Guaranteed         Madeline Jacobson -#30198
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 18                Jeff Naylor -#30199
 F   Lilith's Story                     Sandy Kulhavy -#30200
 F   Dancing Lady Golden Figurine       Robert Young -#30201
 SF  Possumsaurus Amicus                [@] Marc A. Criley -#30202
 SF  Dead to the World                  Carla Hennes -#30203
 SF  Aegan and the Sea Monster          David Murphy -#30204

Week of 20-Oct-2021 (Crits due 27-Oct-2021):
 F   The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War  Ellis Clay
 SF  Mission and Submission             Will Milner
 SF  Manywhere, Manyone, Manything      NM Whitley
 F   Chaos and the Salt Sea             Sue Franklin
 SF  Guardian Angel, Chapters 31-35     Eric H. Bowen
 H   Infernal                           Ike Quigley
 F   By Land and Sea, Chapter 2-3       Zen Sugino
 H   Unknown Depths                     N. M. Dudack
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull
 H   The Critter                        Adam Pitts
 H   Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision   Jim Keane
 F   Laddie                             Sean Masters
 F   The Piper                          Michelle Felmlee
 SF  Submission Tracking                Ron Fein
 SF  The Great Resignation              John Willems
 SF  November Worlds, Chapters 1-2      V. R. Craft
 SF  The strength of the silver light   John Quincy Adams
 SF  Flawless Anomalies                 Stanlei Bellan
 SF  What I Did Not Know Then           Jon Christopher Stonecash
 F   Doing Dishes with the Destroyer    Annaliese Lemmon
 SF  The Sacrificed, Chapters 1 & 2     Brian Wightman
======================================================================
      (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]"):
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 4      Charles Gull [27-Oct-2021]
 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 [?]
 F   The Cursed Man                     Adam Pitts [27-Oct-2021]
 H   Rough Flight                       Jim Keane [27-Oct-2021]
 H   The Elevator 2nd revision          Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Camping Trip 2nd Revision      Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Deal                           Jim Keane [?]
 H   Small Town Killer Chapter 1        Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 19                Jeff Naylor [20-Oct-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 20                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   Bow of Barerafi                    Robert Young [20-Oct-2021]
 SF  Suzan                              Sean Masters [27-Oct-2021]
 SF  Moluntain's Gift                   Guy McDonnell [20-Oct-2021]
 SF  The Portal REV 3                   James Keane [?]
 SF  A Probing Interview                John Willems [27-Oct-2021]
				-+-

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Dark One's Defeat                  Erin Shaw [28-Jul-2021]
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey [04-Aug-2021]
 H   THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1-4  Nick Moser [11-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Number Game                    RK Musgrave [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The silent Reaper chapter 1        Michael Cermak [08-Sep-2021]
 SF  The Insidious Stars                Andrew Hilliar [15-Sep-2021]
 F   Outer Realm Advent of Fire Chapter 1  Abdul-Azeez Ayodele Azeez [29-Sep-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.]