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The Sigil Trilogy

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How to Write SF

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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 28-Jul-2021 (Crits due 4-Aug-2021):
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 49-50  Eric Wilson -#30063
 F   heroes                             Ed Kratz -#30064
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 15-19  Scott Malabarba -#30065
 H   Jailhouse Joke                     Matthew J Olson -#30066
 F   Deathsight _v2_                    Jennifer Scott -#30067
 H   Follow the Vampire Chapter 7       Stephanie Ryan -#30068
 SF  The unlikliest Magician Chapters 1-3  Keith Lammers -#30069
 SF  Upper Beta Great Alcove Very Happy  Ron Fein -#30070
 SF  In the Relative Blink of an Eye    [@] Marc A. Criley -#30071
 F   A Moment Under Moonlight           Will Milner -#30072
 SF  Our Fearless Leader, Creator of the Universe  Jake Townsend -#30073
 F   The Ignited Moon                   Andrew W Johnston -#30074

Week of 4-Aug-2021 (Crits due 11-Aug-2021):
 SF  Amber Alert                        Álex Souza
 F   The Linguist chapters 1-2          Don Iverson
 SF  Sea Wolf                           Claire Scherzinger
 F   Aaron's Lock                       Marc Fleury
 F   The Book of Adventures             Douglas Kolacki
 SF  The Massacre at Sea Journey Square  Katherine Mirani
 F   The Still Swamp Soulstealer, part 2  Gabrielle Laufer
 F   The Dragon at the Temple           Jason Gallagher
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 14                Jeff Naylor
 H   The Camping Trip                   Jim Keane
 F   Meeka: Part2                       Bethany Rae Salway

Week of 11-Aug-2021 (Crits due 18-Aug-2021):
 F   Book of Visions, Chapter 3, Part 2  W. Lance Hunt
 SF  MagnitudeCh14-15                   Victor Jimenez
 SF  Black Box, Chapters 4-6            Malcolm Macdonald
 F   The HeCorp Dollhouse, Chapters 7 and 8  Joel D. Young
 H   THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1-4  Nick Moser
 H   Hell's Kitchen                     Chuck Messer
 F   Dear Editor                        Sandra Keisling
 F   A Path Less Traveled               Janice A Clark
 H   Ancestrula                         Amanda Hard
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 6      Charles Gull
 H   Her Bed in Their House             Adam Pitts
 SF  The Best Buggy Whip You Ever Saw   David Zweifler
 F   Mage Farm Part 1 of 3              Sean Masters
      (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  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [11-Aug-2021]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 7      Charles Gull [18-Aug-2021]
 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 [?]
 H   The Mirror Part 1 of 2             Jim Keane [11-Aug-2021]
 H   The Mirror Part 2 of 2             Jim Keane [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 51-52  Eric Wilson [4-Aug-2021]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Last Chapter  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: The Demon Wizard  Eric Wilson [?]
 H   The Portal 2nd revision            Jim Keane [?]
 H   One of the Herd                    Adam Pitts [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  Owned                              Adam Pitts [?]
 F   Request Denied                     Adam Pitts [?]
 SF  Sus                                Adam Pitts [?]
 H   The Critter                        Adam Pitts [?]
 F   The Cursed Man                     Adam Pitts [?]
 H   Cell Phone 2nd Revision            Jim Keane [?]
 H   Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision   Jim Keane [?]
 H   Rough Flight                       Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Elevator 2nd revision          Jim Keane [?]
 H   Follow the Vampire, Chapter 7      Stephanie Ryan [4-Aug-2021]
 H   Follow the Vampire, Chapter 8      Stephanie Ryan [?]
 F   The Book of Visions Chapter 4      W. Lance Hunt [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 15                Jeff Naylor [11-Aug-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 16                Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Mage Farm Part 2 of 3              Sean Masters [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  Mage Farm Part 3 of 3              Sean Masters [?]
 F   Chasing Magic                      Janice A Clark [18-Aug-2021]
 F   Grims Revenge                      Janice A Clark [?]
 SF  Grims War                          Janice A Clark [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   The Sky Sage, chapters 1-6         Obinna Ofor [23-Jun-2021]
 SF  La'Sann                            scott Godfrey [07-Jul-2021]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 28-31         Rebecca Toro [07-Jul-2021]
 H   The Revenants of Reckoning         James Hyde [21-Jul-2021]
 SF  Saving the world,chapter 1         Pranav Rustagi [21-Jul-2021]
 SF  Roland Darleigh                    Scott Godfrey [21-Jul-2021]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 32-34         Rebecca Toro [21-Jul-2021]
 F   Dark One's Defeat                  Erin Shaw [28-Jul-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.]