Accepting Submissions to Chromakey

We are now accepting submissions for the very first issue of Chromakey.

We are looking for contributors who have sound knowledge of science fiction, fantasy, telefantasy and cult television.

What We’re Looking For

  • Series overview/history (in-depth overview of the TV series)
  • Interviews with in-front or behind-the-camera personnel
  • Episode Reviews (reviews of select episodes from various TV series)
  • Opinion Pieces
  • Topical Discussions
  • Point-of-View
  • Themed articles (e.g. minorities in television, etc…)
  • Series/season overviews/assessments
  • Reviews of television-related DVDs, video, books and audio releases
  • Other similarly written material

Word Count

  • Main Feature articles should be circa 3000-5000 words.
  • Feature articles should be circa 2000-3000 words.
  • Reviews should be circa 800-1000 words.
  • NB: There are exceptions to this limit depending on the subject of the review.

Please check with us first before submitting material longer than 3000 words/4 pages.

Articles should be insightful, informative, grammatically correct and well-written, but should not read like something from a college textbook. Material should still retain that element of ‘fun.’

If you have an idea for an article, or have any questions about contributing to the first issue, please contact us direct at the Pencil Tip Publishing email address.

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Announcing: Chromakey

PENCIL TIP PUBLISHING is pleased to announce our very first magazine, Chromakey.

Following in the tradition of past classic TV-related publications as: Timescreen, The Frame, DWB and Action TV, Chromakey will be an updated, modern, twenty-first century version.

Each issue will feature a variety of written material including: articles, reviews, opinion pieces, interviews, analysis, features, etc.  that is informative, in-depth, detail orientated and retrospective.  While material will be of a more serious-tone, the magazine will endeavour to remain entertaining and informative – you won’t find material that is lightweight, frothy, irrelevant, overly dry or scholarly.  Articles will be not only of interest to the archive television enthusiast, but also to the general fan of television as well. Contributors will be encouraged to ‘speak their mind’ or offer an unpopular opinion on a subject.  Our subject matter will be treated with respect and seriousness.

Chromakey will be published twice per year, and edited by Richard Peevers and Bob Furnell.

The editors will be seeking contributions for the first issue very soon, so keep tuned to the Chromakey site for further details and publication of our submission guidelines.

For further information please visit the Chromakey site here.

Temporal Logbook II Update

It’s been a while since the last update on the second Temporal Logbook but we wanted to assure readers that the short story collection will be published very soon – we’re aiming for a spring publication date. Unfortunately this volume has been subject to a few delays beyond our control – sadly some of our authors had to drop out due to other commitments – but we’ve now got a solid lineup of 15 all new stories (one for each Doctor, one for the War Doctor, and two bonus stories) for your reading enjoyment. We’re currently in the final story editing stage and once that’s done, work can begin on the publication layout and then copy editing the proof copy.

The cover once again will be designed by John Swogger.

Keep tuned to this (as well as the Temporal Logbook) bloog, as we’ll be featuring more updates on the project in the coming days/weeks.

Temporal Logbook Now Available as E-Book

We have some really exciting news to share with you.

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce that our Doctor Who short-story collection, THE TEMPORAL LOGBOOK, has just been released in e-Book format.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of the Logbook yet, now is your perfect opportunity to do so.

You can order your copy by visiting http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/penciltippublishing

The Cuckoo In Winter Released as e-Book

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce that Craig Charlesworth’s gothic ghost story, The Cuckoo In Winter, has now been made available in e-Book format.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Craig’s novella yet, you can purchase a copy by visiting this link.

The Cuckoo In Winter centers on a young doctor endures a family tragedy, he attempts to leave his troubles behind him by taking a job in a remote mansion on the moors. There he finds a dying man, an eccentric servant, and… something else. Followed by a presence who’s nature he can barely guess at, he must unravel the mysteries of Fetch House before he is overcome by them. Or perhaps it’s already too late?

Just what is it that knocks on doors of in the middle of the night? Who is the mysterious young girl in rags who creeps around the nearby town? And what secrets are hidden in the walled garden? In the hallways of this monstrous house, something is waking and beginning to stir. And with friends few and far between, it may just claim our hero’s sanity.

Pencil Tip To Release E-Books

NEWS RELEASE

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce that we will be releasing select published books in electronic versions effective December 13, 2017.

Our first eBook release is the recently published “The Cuckoo In Winter” by Craig Charlesworth, a gothic ghost story.

When a young doctor endures a family tragedy, he attempts to leave his troubles behind him by taking a job in a remote mansion on the moors. There he finds a dying man, an eccentric servant, and… something else. Followed by a presence who’s nature he can barely guess at, he must unravel the mysteries of Fetch House before he is overcome by them. Or perhaps it’s already too late? Just what is it that knocks on doors of in the middle of the night? Who is the mysterious young girl in rags who creeps around the nearby town? And what secrets are hidden in the walled garden? In the hallways of this monstrous house, something is waking and beginning to stir. And with friends few and far between, it may just claim our hero’s sanity.

This will be followed by eBook versions of the short-story collection “Grave Warnings” and our very first Doctor Who short-story collection, “The Temporal Logbook”. Additional titles will be released over next several weeks.

You can purchase a copy of “The Cuckoo In Winter” by visiting the Pencil Tip Publishing Store on Lulu at this link or via this link.

Update on ‘Roving Reporter’ Project

If you have any plans in contributing to our “Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter” project, you may be interested to know that both the project’s blog and Facebook page were updated today.

You can find the blog at: https://sarahjanesmithrovingreporter.wordpress.com , while the Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162631004331660/?ref=bookmarks