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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 24-Feb-2021 (Crits due 3-Mar-2021):
 SF  Burning Alexandria                 [mpc] Adeline J. Schultz -#29767
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 6    Charles Gull -#29768
 SF  Enemy Mate                         Sean Masters -#29769
 F   Flowers on the Wall                Douglas Ryan -#29770
 SF  Muse                               Jennifer Scott -#29771
 H   The Candle Man                     Dakota Smith -#29772
 H   Fetch, Chapters 1-2                Conor McBrien -#29773
 F   The Gift of Giving                 Gary Owens -#29774
 F   Oak Grove Cemetery: Prologue, Chapter 1  Maria D'Antonio -#29775
 SF  Accelerator Accident               Alex Villepique -#29776
 SF  Tell It Like It Is                 Justin Wu -#29777

Week of 3-Mar-2021 (Crits due 10-Mar-2021):
 F   The Founder's Eyes                 Marley Nox
 H   The Lure New Revision              Jim Keane
 SF  The Birthright Stone, Chapter 6    John Christopher
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor
 SF  Demon's Orbit                      Kevin Stadt
 F   A Soul With Fight                  Kendra Lusty
 F   Hallowed Beasts, Chapters 9-10     Katelyn Sullivan
 F   The Stone Tower                    David Morel
 SF  The Sticks, Chapters 1-3           D. Austin Walker
 SF  Saturday Afternoon                 Aaron Fried
 F   Powers of the universe             sai phani
 SF  Avalanche                          Anastasia Shalunkova
 F   The Wise and the Beautiful         Susan Wilbanks
 F   A Love Song for the Mockers, Ch. 1  Tim Nall

Week of 10-Mar-2021 (Crits due 17-Mar-2021):
 H   Let the Darkness Rise and Titans Play  Erin Ko
 SF  The Engineer and the Witch Doctor  Ray N. Franklin
 SF  Shiva                              Amit Gupta
 SF  MagnitudeCh2-3                     Victor Jimenez
 H   Faces                              Matthew J Olson
 SF  A Neurological Study of Temporal Events, Part Two of Two  Alia Atwell
 H   Wrong Place, Wrong Time            Douglas Kolacki
 SF  Courtesy of Unlimited Desalination  Chris Owens
 SF  1-Up                               Clayton Niehaus
 F   The Captain Thunderegg Arc         Jordan Chase-Young
 H   Oyster Shells                      Siri Alderson
 SF  Perfect Score                      Leila Martin
 F   Purgatory                          Linda Gould
 SF  Please Stand By                    Pete Koziar

Week of 17-Mar-2021 (Crits due 24-Mar-2021):
 SF  Interstellar Tall Tales: William the Pecostian  Jacob Swift
 SF  Once a Soldier                     Nicholas Theodore Narbutovskih
 F   The Story Withheld                 Robin Eliot
 SF  House                              scottt godfrey
 SF  The War, Chapter 1 and Synopsis    Charles Botsford
 H   The Mysterious MrGraves            Troy Adams
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 42  Eric Wilson
 SF  The Angels' Lighthouse             Joe Follansbee
 F   Used To Be                         Dale W. Glaser
 F   Mississippi Missing Ch. 1 Revised  Laura Engelhardt
 F   Creatures and Cons, Chapter 1      Diana Taylor
 SF  The Way of the Warrior             Boris Layupan
 H   Christmas in Pandemonium           John Willems
 SF  The Escape Room                    H .D. Grande
 SF  Die, Howard, Die! Ch. 1            Samantha Snow
 H   The Decider                        Adam Pitts
 SF  How To Catch a Finch v2            Michael Stevens
 SF  A Noble Profession                 Paul Leser
      (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]"):
 SF  Role of Law                        Wayne Martin [?]
 F   Cloud Tracker                      Kaitlyn Mattson [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 7    Charles Gull [3-Mar-2021]
 SF  Her Desher                         scottt godfrey [24-Mar-2021]
 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   Praying for Sunrise NEW VERSION    Jim Keane [10-Mar-2021]
 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  Praise the--                       Adam Pitts [24-Mar-2021]
 H   The Midnight Train Murders 3rd Revision  Jim Keane [?]
 H   Cattywampus                        Adam Pitts [?]
 SF  Don't Touch My Stuff               Adam Pitts [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [10-Mar-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   Homecoming                         Charles Botsford [24-Mar-2021]
 F   The Birthright Stone, Chapter 1    John Christopher [10-Mar-2021]
 H   Let's Hop in the DeLorean          Justin Wu [3-Mar-2021]
 H   Vector of Infection                Kevin Stadt [10-Mar-2021]
 F   Teacher Errant                     Anastasia Shalunkova [10-Mar-2021]
 H   Skunk, Grease, and Ghost           Justin Wu [?]
 F   Ellica and the Runic Sword         Anastasia Shalunkova [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 43-44  Eric Wilson [24-Mar-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  The Sunrunner Chronicles Chapter 1  Douglass Calmes [27-Jan-2021]
 SF  Guiding Star of Mall Patroller 4u-012  [@] Eric Schwitzgebel [24-Feb-2021]
 F   In the Sorcerers' Society          Chris Piatti [24-Feb-2021]
 SF  The Sunrunner Chronicles Chapters 3-4  Douglass Calmes [24-Feb-2021]
 SF  The Boy and the Bob                Sam Rubin [24-Feb-2021]
 F   They Make a Desolation and they Call it Peace  Will Milner [24-Feb-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.]