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The Critters Queue

Manuscripts 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-Oct-2021 (Crits due 27-Oct-2021):
 H   The Critter                        Adam Pitts -#30205
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull -#30206
 H   Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision   Jim Keane -#30207
 F   Laddie                             Sean Masters -#30208
 H   Unknown Depths                     N. M. Dudack -#30209
 SF  Submission Tracking                Ron Fein -#30210
 SF  Mission and Submission             Will Milner -#30211
 SF  Guardian Angel, Chapters 31-35     Eric H. Bowen -#30212
 F   The Piper                          Michelle Felmlee -#30213
 F   By Land and Sea, Chapter 2-3       Zen Sugino -#30214
 F   Chaos and the Salt Sea             Sue Franklin -#30215
 SF  Manywhere, Manyone, Manything      NM Whitley -#30216

Week of 27-Oct-2021 (Crits due 3-Nov-2021):
 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
 SF  Fire, Sword & Diamond Prologue and Ch 1  Pamela Najar
 SF  Remembrance Chapter 1              Manisha Holm
 F   The Other Ixiptlatli               Monica Rubio
 F   The Mall Never Closes              Douglas Kolacki
 SF  Sky's the Limit, Part 1            John G. Papiewski
 SF  Book name yet to decide Chapter 1 Those Fuzzy wires  Arsh Dhawan
 H   Phantasmagoria of the Pit          William Sisskind
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 19                Jeff Naylor
 F   Bow of Barerafi                    Robert Young
 SF  Moluntain's Gift                   Guy McDonnell
 F   The Like Button                    Joe Latessa
======================================================================
      (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 20                Jeff Naylor [3-Nov-2021]
 SF  Suzan                              Sean Masters [27-Oct-2021]
 SF  The Portal REV 3                   James Keane [?]
 SF  A Probing Interview                John Willems [3-Nov-2021]
 SF  Human by Its Own Choice            Robert Young [3-Nov-2021]
 F   Cease and Desist                   John Willems [?]
 H   An Offering                        Will Milner [27-Oct-2021]
 H   Dearly Departed                    John Willems [?]
				-+-

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]
 F   The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War  Ellis Clay [20-Oct-2021]
 H   Infernal                           Ike Quigley [20-Oct-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.]