Open Submissions: WTFT: Torchwood

Pencil Tip Publishing is taking submissions for their forthcoming review book, “What the Fans Think: Torchwood”.

What the Fans Think is a new series of books where the fans will review and assess their favourite television series. Each volume will concentrate on a specific show and will feature original reviews and analyses 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.

1. From the episode list below, choose one, or more, of the stories you’d like to review.

2. If the episode you wish to review is still available, send us an email at: outlining your choice of episode to review. (Episodes will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.) Please also include your full name, contact email, age, and indicate where you live (e.g. Sally Smith,, 28, Suffolk, UK).

3. Once we receive your email, we will then assign the story to you for review and update the list below. (Your name will then appear on the list against your story choice and you will receive an email confirmation providing further instructions.)

4. You will be given 21 days to write and submit your review to us. Completed reviews should be emailed to us at (When you submit your completed review, please include the following statement which will allow us to use your review in the publication:

I, [insert full name] (the Author), dated this [insert date], grants Pencil Tip Publishing (the Publisher) the right to publish the Work (the Review), for the life of the publication (the Book), in English and throughout the world. The Author shall not sell or publish the Work in any form for two (2) years from the books date of publication but is thereafter free to market the Work and effectively execute copyright.

Please note that completed reviews are to be submitted in Word (.doc/.docx) format and attached to the body of your email. Please also remember to include your full name, contact email, age, and indicate where you live (e.g. Sally Smith,, 28, Suffolk, UK).

Reviews should be in the 1000-1750 word range.

Episodes Available for Review:

Everything Changes
End of Days
Children of Earth: Day Four
Escape to LA
The Middle Men

What The Fans Think Status Update

The “What The Fans Think” page has been updated today to indicate the latest status of both the “Blake’s 7” and “Torchwood” projects.

The Blake’s7 volume is progressing along at a steady pace, while work continues apace on the Torchwood volume.

Regarding the Torchwood volume, you’ll notice that several stories have become available once again for review.  (Those stories available for review are bolded blue text.) If you’d like to review one of these stories, please get in touch with us.

A large percentage of the submitted reviews have now been edited and are either ready for publication or have been sent back to the author for revisions.  If you have not received an email from us regarding your review, we are still editing these reviews and you will be hearing from us in the coming weeks.

If you have not received an email from us requesting edits, you can assume your review required no revisions, and that it’s ready for publication in the book.


Chromakey Issue 3 is now available and features articles on:

  • Dark Skies
  • Max Headroom
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sarah Rush Interview (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Quantum Leap
  • Doctor Who
  • Good Omens
  • A Tribute to Terrance Dicks
  • Blake’s 7
  • Wojeck
  • Doomwatch
  • Threads
  • Replay: Star Trek “Miri” reviewed
  • Forgotten Classics
  • Merchandise Reviews
  • and much more

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Are there any comic artist out there?

Are there any comic artist out there?

Due to professional commitments, one of our comic artists has had to drop out of the Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter project. We are looking someone who is interested in illustrating an existing story, or writing and drawing his or her own original story. If this is of interest, please contact me direct.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter is an affectionate tribute to the character and the actress who played her. This special publication will feature a selection of new adventures for Sarah Jane as written by a selection of fan and professional writers including Paul Magrs, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rick Cross, Nick Walters, David McIntee; artwork, essays, comic strips 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 the province.

Contributors will receive a contributor copy of the book.

Essays on Blake’s 7 Requested

Do you have something interesting, unique or different to say about Blake’s 7? If so, Pencil Tip Publishing would like to hear from you. We are looking for essays on the subject of Blake’s 7 for our forthcoming book, “What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7”.

Essay’s can focus on any subject including covering any aspect of Blake’s 7. Feel free to talk about the special effects, the dynamics of the crew, the effect of the Federation on every day people, was Avon a good leader, etc. Other possible topics of discussion might include aspects of the series production, the writing, the series influence, or maybe even the series place in sci-fi television. The topics up for discussion are wide open. If none of those ideas interest, if you have an original idea and want to pass it by us, get in touch.

Essays should be approximately 2500-2750 words.

If you are interested in contributing an essay, please get in touch with Pencil Tip to discuss your idea.

The deadline to submit completed essays is February 1, 2020.

Please submit essays to

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Status Update: What the Fans Think: Torchwood

Due to conflicting scheduling with various projects, we have decided to delay publication of What The Fans Think: Torchwood until sometime in 2020. In the meantime, despite the delay, work will continue behind the scenes.  If you had contributed a essay or review for publication, you can still expect to hear from us in due time should your piece require any revisions and/or edits.

Please note that this delay does not affect the What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 book which will still see publication in very early 2020.