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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 12-May-2021 (Crits due 19-May-2021):
 H   Cattywampus                        Adam Pitts -#29915
 SF  The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 45-46  Eric Wilson -#29916
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 1 & 2  Charles Gull -#29917
 F   The Small-Magic Tea Shop           H. D. Grande -#29918
 H   Reality Peel 5 of 6                Dan Jolie -#29919
 F   The HeCorp Dollhouse, Chapters 1 and 2  Joel D. Young -#29920
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 1-4    Scott Malabarba -#29921
 F   Dichotomy                          William H. Leonard -#29922
 SF  Sixteen, Nine, Four Fifty          Eric Honour -#29923
 SF  Black Box, Chapters 1-3            Malcolm Macdonald -#29924
 F   The Wayward Fall, Chapter 2-3      Gabrielle Laufer -#29925
 H   Follow the Vampire, Chapter 3      Stephanie Ryan -#29926
 SF  Time Pieces                        Stanlei Bellan -#29927

Week of 19-May-2021 (Crits due 26-May-2021):
 SF  Temporal Temptation                Robert V. Riley
 SF  Five Minutes to Talk               Henry Bernard McFarland
 F   The Light We Carry With Us         Matt Krizan
 SF  A Slow Phase Out                   montrose neufeld
 F   Saving the Destroyer's Future      Annaliese Lemmon
 F   The Founder's Eyes                 Marley Nox
 F   The Cicadas on the Other Side      Katherine Mirani
 H   Cold Spot                          James Milton
 SF  Paradise                           Amanda H. Geard
 SF  Afterimage: A Microflash Collection  Jeff Cates
 F   The Purgatory of Hope              Charles Botsford
 F   Math Wiz 101 _Ch 1-3_              Nikhil Sekher
 SF  Conscript's Home                   Robin Eliot
 SF  The Productivity Lifehack          Adrian Solorio

Week of 26-May-2021 (Crits due 2-Jun-2021):
 SF  Cell Phone                         James Keane
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 11                Jeff Naylor
 SF  MagnitudeCh8-9                     Victor Jimenez
 SF  Unity                              Rachel Howell
 H   THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1  Nicholas Moser
 F   Whiskey on my Mind                 Katelyn Sullivan
 SF  I'm The Thing Next Door            Douglas Kolacki
 SF  The Sumerian Stone                 Timothy Brown
 F   Temptation                         Isabel Heynen
 SF  Death to Utopia _Chapters 1-3_     Michael T. Hertz
 SF  Prey                               scottt godfrey
 F   The Riders, Chapters 17-22         Rebecca D Toro
 H   Ich Bin ein Zombie                 Richard Zwicker
 H   There Should Be Monsters           Kyle A Walker
 SF  Knockout                           Matthew J Olson
 SF  The Walking Mirror of the Soul     Renan Bernardo
 SF  Strike!                            Keith Lammers
 F   The trailer of one's of the Poetry's stories Lyrical Chronicle and Thoughts Page 48 The light that went out  Luiz Mauricio Matos dos Santos
 F   The Lost Weapon                    Ana Theodore
 SF  Chapter 4                          Greg Tracii
 F   Reborn, Prologue and Chapter 1     Katherine Koenig
 F   The Queendom's Heart, Chapters 1-2  Anisha Yagnik
======================================================================
      (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]"):
 SF  Mites                              scottt godfrey [2-Jun-2021]
 SF  La'Sann                            scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  Roland Darleigh                    Scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey [?]
 SF  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 1 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull [19-May-2021]
 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 [?]
 H   The Midnight Train Murders 3rd Revision  Jim Keane [2-Jun-2021]
 SF  Don't Touch My Stuff               Adam Pitts [19-May-2021]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 23-27         Rebecca Toro [2-Jun-2021]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 28-31         Rebecca Toro [?]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 32-34         Rebecca Toro [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 12                Jeff Naylor [2-Jun-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 13                Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 14                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 47  Eric Wilson [19-May-2021]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 48  Eric Wilson [?]
 H   Reality Peel 6 of 6                Dan Jolie [19-May-2021]
 F   The HeCorp Dollhouse, Chapters 3 and 4  Joel D. Young [19-May-2021]
 H   The Creator                        Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Camping Trip                   Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Mirror Part 1 of 2             Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Mirror Part 2 of 2             Jim Keane [?]
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 5-9    Scott Malabarba [19-May-2021]
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 10-14  Scott Malabarba [?]
 F   Bullet                             William H Leonard [19-May-2021]
 F   Iteration                          William H. Leonard [?]
 SF  On Becoming A God, Chapters 1-2, Synopsis  Charles Botsford [26-May-2021]
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 15-19  Scott Malabarba [?]
 H   Follow the Vampire, Chapter 4      Stephanie Ryan [19-May-2021]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 49-50  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 51-52  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Last Chapter  Eric Wilson [?]
				-+-

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Powers of the universe             sai phani [03-Mar-2021]
 F   In the Sorcerers' Society          Chris Piatti [03-Mar-2021]
 F   The Captain Thunderegg Arc         Jordan Chase-Young [10-Mar-2021]
 SF  Interstellar Tall Tales: William the Pecostian  Jacob Swift [24-Mar-2021]
 H   The Mysterious MrGraves            Troy Adams [24-Mar-2021]
 F   Summit of Memory                   Claudia Lackie [31-Mar-2021]
 F   Teacher Errant                     Anastasia Shalunkova [31-Mar-2021]
 SF  The Thrill                         Joseph Townsend [07-Apr-2021]
 H   The Stretcher                      Andrew Eron [07-Apr-2021]
 H   The Revenants of Reckoning         James Hyde [07-Apr-2021]
 H   Endless night of horrors           Pallab Behari Chaklanabis [14-Apr-2021]
 F   Ellica and the Runic Sword         Anastasia Shalunkova [21-Apr-2021]
 F   The Key                            Lisa Michelle Essler [21-Apr-2021]
 SF  The Optimal Timeline               George M Edwards [28-Apr-2021]
 F   Raedfrith's Tale, Prologue         Charles B. Machinist [28-Apr-2021]
 H   Hellscape: The Stray Dogs, Chapters 1-8  Brian Umsteadt [28-Apr-2021]
 SF  The Riders, Chapters 7-11          Rebecca Toro [28-Apr-2021]
 F   Fae Folk of the Anthropocene       [mpc] Eric J. Francis [05-May-2021]
 SF  The Singularity will not be Televised  [mpc] Steve Patschke [05-May-2021]
 SF  Tears in Rain                      Jacob M. Houston [05-May-2021]
 F   If You Break a Mirror, You'll Never Change  Kevin M. Casin [05-May-2021]
 F   The Riders, Chapters 12-16         Rebecca Toro [12-May-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.]