Call Out For Essays WTFT: Sarah Jane Adventures

SJACalling all fans of The Sarah Jane Adventures!  We are looking for additional articles, opinion pieces, and essays for our forthcoming book What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures.

This is the perfect opportunity for fans of the series to delve deep into the mythos of the series, its characters and more. Is there an aspect of SJAs you’ve always wanted to explore in print?

These special essays, short articles/opinion pieces, etc. will be spread throughout the publication as a counterpoint to the featured episode reviews. These special pieces can cover just about any aspect of the TV series.

Possible topics could include:

  • “Who and what exactly was Mr. Smith?” or
  • “The SJAs Extended Family?” or
  • “Was Sarah Jane carrying on the Doctor’s work on Earth?”
  • Character biographies, etc.

You name it. The themes are endless.

Please note: Articles/essays should be no more than 3500 words in length.  Contributors will receive a contributors copy of the published book.

If you’re interested in contributing an essay or opinion piece to What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures, please contact us at penciltippublishing@shaw.ca.

Inventory Clearance Updated

invetory clearance sale

Our inventory sale continues for our Canadian and USA customers.

Our UK supply has now been sold, but we still have selected books available for Canadian and American customers – , these books listed below are available at drastically reduced prices – save 50% or more off this select inventory.

We have copies of the following available:

  • Star One Compendium
  • Chromakey Issue One
  • Chromakey Issue Two
  • The Temporal Logbook
  • The Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys
  • Grave Warnings
  • The Cuckoo In The Winter
  • Sapphire and Steel Omnibus
  • Target Trawl

(All books are in new and unread condition.)

To find out more, and to order, please click on the link in the above menu.

Project Update

update-8

A quick note to let everyone know that we’ve updated the status on two of our current projects today – The Temporal Logbook III and What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures.

We’ve filled all 13 story slots of The Temporal Logbook.  The project continues to develop with several of the writers having already submitted first drafts of their stories, while writers who recently joined the project continue to work on theirs.  Project Editor, James Silvester, says “A few first drafts have started to arrive so I’ll be going through them over the next couple of weeks.”

The Temporal Logbook III is scheduled for publication in 2022.

We’ve also updated the status of the reviews received to date for What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures.  Please click on the appropriate link in the above menu to read more about the project status.

We’ve still have eight stories available for review, so if you’re reading this and would like to contribute a review of one of the following stories, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Warriors of Kudlak
  • The Eternity Trap
  • The Gift
  • The Vault of Secrets
  • Lost In Time
  • Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith
  • Sky
  • From Raxacoricofallapostorius With Love

Reviews should be in the 1000-1750 word range.

While we currently have three essays/articles lined up, we’re still looking for further essays and articles about any aspect of the SJAs.

Essays can be up to, but no more than, 3000 words.

Last Chance To Submit To The Temporal Logbook III

John-Hurt-as-the-War-Doctor-and-Time-War-in-Doctor-Who

Last chance to submit to The Temporal Logbook III.

We’re still in need of a story featuring the WAR DOCTOR. If you’d like to pen a story featuring this incarnation of the Doctor, get in touch with TTL3’s editor James Silvester.

Submission details and information can be found on the blog – link above.

What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures Update

d04-s035

Updated Aug 10/21

Work continues on the next volume of What The Fans Think centering on the extremely popular Doctor Who spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures.  Several of the series stories have already been picked by reviewers to examine, and we’ve even had a few finished review first drafts received.

However, we still have the following stories that are up for review:

  • EYE OF THE GORGON [1/2]
  • WARRIORS OF KUDLAK [1/2]
  • THE LOST BOY [1/2]
  • THE MARK OF THE BERSERKER [1/2]
  • THE MAD WOMAN IN THE ATTIC [1/2]
  • THE ETERNITY TRAP [1/2]
  • THE GIFT [1/2]
  • THE VAULT OF SECRETS [1/2]
  • LOST IN TIME [1/2]
  • GOODBYE, SARAH JANE SMITH [1/2]
  • SKY [1/2]
  • FROM RAXACORICOFALLAPOSTORIUS WITH LOVE [CHILDREN IN NEED SPECIAL]

Full submission details can be found by clicking the “Submissions: What The Fans Think” tab above. It’s easy to become involved – all that’s involved is spending roughly an hour of your time watching an episode of the series and then writing 1000-1750 words of your honest review/thoughts/assessment of the episode. That easy.

If you’d like to review one of the remaining stories listed above, please get in touch with us at our email address.

Sarah Jane Smith Roving Reporter: A Thank You

thankyou

All of us here at Pencil Tip Publishing would like to thank those of you who purchased a copy of our charity tribute Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter which was in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency. Over the period of April 1-July 31, 2021, we were able to raise a grand total of $1699.33 which was derived from the net proceed sale from the publication. A donation in the full amount will be submitted to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation in the coming weeks.

We’d especially like to thank all of the contributors who gave of their time freely and contributed original fiction, artwork, comic strips, essays and more. We’d also like to thank Sadie Miller for agreeing to pen such a moving and heart-warming Foreword.

Pencil Tip is indebted to our contributors and those of you who purchased a copy of the book, that helped make the publication such a resounding success.

Thank you.

Going Out of Print

Effective July 31, 2021, the following Pencil Tip books will be going out of print and will no longer be available:

  • Grave Warnings II: Hob House
  • Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter

If you haven’t purchased a copy of one of these books yet, make sure you do before the July 31 deadline as after that date the books will no longer be available.

In the interim, copies can still be ordered from our store on Lulu.com

ANNOUNCING: What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announced the newest volume in our What The Fans Think series of books…..

WHAT THE FANS THINK: THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television program that was produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies, and starring Elisabeth Sladen. The series is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction program Doctor Who and is aimed at a younger audience. SJA focused on the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, an investigative journalist who, as a young woman, had numerous adventures across time and space with the Doctor.

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES aired five seasons (2007-2011) of stories totaling 53 episodes.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES is scheduled for publication in 2022.

Submissions are now open, and this is where you the fans come in.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for reviews of series episodes, articles of interest & essays examining various aspects of the series, artwork and more.  Material that reflects the fans opinion of the series.

To learn more about contributing to What The Fans Think: The Sarah Jane Adventures, please click on the Submissions: What The Fans Think tab in the menu in the top header.

We look forward to hearing from you.

**********

WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

What The Fans Think: UFO – Out Now!

After a slight unexpected delay, What The Fans Think: UFO is now available to purchase.

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, UFO, was the duo’s first full live action television series and highlighted the missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization – SHADO – which defended the Earth from aliens from a dying planet, who are abducting humans and harvesting their organs for their own bodies. Starring Ed Bishop as the no-nonsense Commander Straker, Michael Billington as the dashing Colonel Paul Foster, and George Sewell as Colonel Alec Freeman, SHADO’s second-in-command, UFO aired for one season (1970-71) totaling 26 exciting episodes.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 26 original UFO episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Contributions by: Aidan C. Matear, Deborah Markey, Richard Farrell, Ian Wheeler, Jolyon Drake, Paul Mount, Ian McLachlan, Bob Furnell, Richard Peevers, Peter Hingle, Michael Colwell, Fred McNamara, Jon Arnold

Cover Design: John Swogger/Robert Hammond | Cover Art: Steve Ince

What The Fans Think: UFO

ISBN: 978-1-7772108-2-3 | 140 pages | Trade Paperback

$15.99 CAD |$12.99 USD | £10.00 UK | $17.99 AUS/NZ

Purchase your copy from the Pencil Tip Publishing store on Lulu

Temporal Logbook III Submissions Deadline Extended **Updated**

We’ve decided to extend the Temporal Logbook III deadline for story submissions.

We’re still looking for stories featuring Doctors 5, 10, 12 and War, so if you’re interested in submitting a story for one of these Doctor’s we’d love to hear from you.

You’ll now have till August 21, 2021 to submit a story proposal for consideration.

The full Submission Guidelines can be found on this site by clicking on the submission guidelines above.