Doctor Who

New Short-Story Collection for 2018

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce our latest Doctor Who-themed charity short-story collection, Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter – an affectionate tribute to the character and the actress who played her.

Sarah Jane Smith is without a doubt, one of the most popular of the Doctor’s companions. An investigative journalist who traveled with the Doctor, she was confident, courageous, compassionate and inquisitive. She had a sharp mind and tongue, and was unabashedly feminist – the perfect strong female character, and a positive example to young girls everywhere.

Elisabeth Sladen was the talented actress who brought the character of Sarah Jane Smith to life supporting the third (Jon Pertwee) and fourth (Tom Baker) Doctors from 1973-76. Sladen’s character later set of on her own in K9 and Company (1981), Downtime (1995), and the Sarah Jane Smith audio series (2002-06), produced by Big Finish Productions. Her performance gained her a multitude of adoring fans, loved wherever Doctor Who has aired, and extending across new generations through her popular performance of the character in The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-11).

This special publication will feature a selection of new adventures for Sarah Jane as written by a selection of Doctor Who fandom’s best original writing, artwork, and more.

All net proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province. The BCCF enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

Page Count: TBD, Paperback
Published 2018

You can find more information, including submission guidelines, on Facebook and on the SJS: Roving Reporter blog.

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Forthcoming: Target Trawl

One man’s journey to read every single Target Doctor Who novel

For many, the words Doctor Who and Target novelization go together like jelly and baby, or hiatus and charity record. In a time where recording TV was often impossible, these novelizations offered fans a chance to relieve the very best the show had to offer, and Timelash. No more would a story be here today and gone tomorrow: now they were permanent features on your bookshelf.

Sometimes these novelizations were slavishly accurate to what had been transmitted; sometimes they were anything but. In this age of streaming, DVDs, BluRays and repeats, are they still essential reading today?

Join writer, fan and crazed man Nick Mellish as he reads them all, and writes the works ‘Terrance’ and ‘Dicks’ more than any many rightly should.

Will he fall in love with the show all over again, or will a little reading prove to be a dangerous thing…?

Target Trawl takes you from Skaro to San Francisco with all manner of trips in-between, and even a few side steps along the way.

Based on the highly popular column by Nick Mellish from Whotopia Magazine.

ISBN: TBD
Author: Nick Mellish
Published 2018
Paperback

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.

Temporal Logbook II: Open Submission Day – July 31st

Pencil Tip Publishing will be holding an Open Submission Day on July 31st for their new short-story collection, The Temporal Logbook II.

The Temporal Logbook II, is a Doctor Who themed short-story collection and the follow-up companion to 2015s highly successful collection The Temporal Logbook.
As with the original short-story collection, this new volume will feature twelve original stories by new and up-in-coming writers. All twelve television incarnations of the Doctor will be featured with a story dedicated to that particular incarnation.

The editors are seeking story proposals for the latest collection. To contribute a story proposal all you have to do is:

  • Submit a 1-2 page outline detailing the basic plot of your story and the characters featured
  • Provide your full name and email, and
  • Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself

** The full Submission Guidelines can be found at: thetemporallogbook.wordpress.com

The editors will be accepting proposals on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 12:00 pm Pacific to 12:00 am Pacific only.

The Temporal Logbook II will be published by Canadian publisher Pencil Tip Publishing, with proceeds from the publication being donated to the charity of our choice (N.B. recipient charity to be determined soon). The editors for The Temporal Logbook II are Rob Mammone, Bob Furnell and Jeremy Remy.

Publication has been set for 2017.

Announcing: The Temporal Logbook II

temporal logbook cover edit

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce The Temporal Logbook II, a Doctor Who themed short-story collection and the follow-up companion to 2015s highly successful short story collection The Temporal Logbook.

Doctor Who has one of the most flexible formats in television drama. With the basic premise of an alien who travels throughout space and time in a box that is bigger inside than out, and which is disguised as a 1960s police public call box, it can’t get much simpler than that. One week the show can be a gothic horror, the next a comedic satire, or a base-under-siege thriller – the possibilities are endless.

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

The Temporal Logbook II will be published by Canadian publisher Pencil Tip Publishing, with proceeds from the publication being donated to the charity of our choice (N.B. recipient charity to be determined soon).

Publication has been set for 2017.