New Website Coming Soon

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In order to serve you better, we’ve decided to revamp and redesign the existing Pencil Tip Publishing website. We’re currently in the midst of having the new site designed and hope to reveal the new site in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, you’ll be able to continue to use the existing site.  However, we should also point out that this site may be down for a day or two, when it comes to installing and launching the new site.

Charitable Recipient Chosen for TTL2

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce that our charitable recipient for the Temporal Logbook II will be MDABC (Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia).

The MDABC is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. We serve to build awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province, reaching out to as many people as possible.

The Goals of the MDABC are:

  • Reduce the stigma of mood disorders
  • Cultivate an inclusive community that promotes well being
  • Provide rapid access to mental health services
  • Encourage the development of effective self-help models
  • Encourage research into mood disorders and self-help models

The MDABC Philosophy

The MDABC celebrates their partnerships with individuals, their families, professionals, and agencies. We believe in, value, and respect:

  • The potential of each individual
  • Understanding, empathy, and listening as the cornerstones of self-help
  • Sharing and caring as the basis for healing
  • Honesty, trust, and confidentiality
  • Inclusiveness, community, and hope
  • Participative decision-making in treatment options
  • The choices of individuals taking responsibility for their actions
  • The contributions of individuals and their families and friends
  • The skills of professionals and their role in recovery and support
  • Learning and self-awareness as part of the education process
  • Research as part of best treatment and recovery

Pencil Tip is excited to be partnered with the MDABC.  100% of the net proceeds from the sales of The Temporal Logbook II will be donated to the MDABC.

To learn more about the MDABC please visit their website at www.mdabc.net.

Open Submission Day for Temporal Logbook II

Mark your calendars!
OPEN SUBMISSION DAY
Saturday May 6 2017 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

We will be accepting completed stories for inclusion in The Temporal Logbook II for one day and one day only –Saturday May 6 2017 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

As with the original short-story collection, the second volume will feature twelve original stories by new and up-in-coming writers. All twelve incarnations of the Doctor will be featured with a story dedicated to that particular incarnation.

For the open submission day we are looking for stories featuring Doctors 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10.

Stories should be between 5000-8000 words.

To contribute a story to The Temporal Logbook II all you have to do is:

  • Submit 1 completed story. (Multiple submissions are not allowed.)
  • Provide your full name and email, and
  • Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself (if you haven’t worked with us previously), and indicate if you’ve been published before or not.

The full Submission Guidelines can be found here.

Forthcoming from Pencil Tip Publishing

We here at Pencil Tip love to read and publish books.  With that in mind, we have a whole hosts of new books lined up for publication over the next two years, including…

THE BOOK OF BEASTS
Andrew Screen
A critical look at the making of Nigel Kneale’s seminal 1970s horror anthology series
Publication TBA

STAR ONE COMPENDIUM
Various Authors/Edited by Bob Furnell
Star One was a short-lived fan magazine dedicated to the BBC television series, Blake’s 7. This special publication will feature many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – including brand new material, and material intended for publication but ultimately unused.
Publication 2017

TARGET TRAWL
Nick Mellish
One man’s journey to read, and critically assess, every Target Doctor Who novel published.
Publication TBA

TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
Various Authors/Edited by Bob Furnell
Tellyvision (2001-03, 2010) was a popular fan magazine dedicated to classic British, American and Canadian television. This special publication will feature many of the articles from the original issues – updated and revised – including brand new material, and material intended for publication but ultimately unused.
Publication 2017

TEMPORAL LOGBOOK II
Various Authors/Edited by Robert Mammone, Bob Furnell & J.E. Remy
Follow-up short-story collection to 2015s The Temporal Logbook
Publication 2017

* Titles are provisional and may change by publication

Out Now! Grave Warnings Published

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Our horror short-story collection, Grave Warnings, is officially released today.

Featuring five tales of the strange and weird. Journey into the eerie emptiness of the Australian outback, where a researcher gets too close to the insects he’s cataloguing. Travel back to the blood drenched streets of Paris during the Great Terror, where ghosts haunt the survivors. A haunted house lays claim to fresh victims, while a strange new housemate worms his way into his landlord’s life. While a deceased estate in Victorian England brings nightmares to those linked to it.

Grave Warnings features stories from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry.

Edited by Bob Furnell, Robert Mammone & Jez Strickley
Cover designed by Jack Drewell

To order your own copy click here.

Announcing… Grave Warnings

grave-warnings-front-cover-jack-drewell-nov-2016Five windows into Hell, five doorways into Damnation.

From Pencil Tip Publishing comes Grave Warnings, an anthology featuring five upcoming authors of the strange and weird. Journey into the eerie emptiness of the Australian outback, where a researcher gets too close to the insects he’s cataloguing. Travel back to the blood drenched streets of Paris during the Great Terror, where ghosts haunt the survivors. A haunted house lays claim to fresh victims, while a strange new housemate worms his way into his landlord’s life. While a deceased estate in Victorian England brings nightmares to those linked to it.

Grave Warnings features stories from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry.

Edited by Bob Furnell, Robert Mammone & Jez Strickley
Cover designed by Jack Drewell

Coming Winter 2016

Update on Temporal Logbook II Project

Greetings all. Thought we’d post a quick update regarding the status of the TTL2 story proposal reviews. Unfortunately this is taking longer than expected. We received quite a large number of submissions – more than what was expected – and combined with other projects in progress at the same time, sadly, we’re somewhat behind in our assessments.

The reality for the majority of those of us involved with PTP is that this is not our regular 9-5 employment. Each of us have other outside commitments such as a regular day job, spouses/partners, families, etc. Sadly there is only so many hours in the day. Much of what each of us do for PTP is done in our spare personal time.

While this may seem like an excuse to you our humble readers and contributors, but we wanted to explain things so that there are no misunderstandings. We appreciate your interest in the Temporal Logbook II and look forward to your continued support. We are addressing the backlog as quickly as we can. In the meantime, we apologize for this inconvenience, and hope you will understand and bare with us while we try and clear the backlog of assessments. We will be in touch as soon as we can.

Thank you.