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

TTL2 Thank You’s

Thank you to those of you who submitted Temporal Logbook II story proposals for the TTL2 Editorial team to read and assess. We were completely overwhelmed by the response and sheer number of proposals we received. We very much appreciate the time and energy each of you put into your proposals.

As of today (October 1), all of you who submitted proposals will have heard from us whether your story idea was accepted or not for publication – this includes those writers who’s stories have been chosen for publication. (If you haven’t received an email from us, please make sure you check your spam and/or junk mail folders as our response may have been delivered there by mistake.)

Over the next few weeks we’ll be doing some work behind the scenes. Once that’s completed, we hope to reveal the official line-up for volume two. Publication for volume two is schedule for 2017.

Once again, thank you to all of you.

TTL2 Editorial Team

TTL2 Rejection Letters

The first batch of rejection letters have now gone out today to individuals who submitted story proposals for the forthcoming Temporal Logbook II.  Over the next several weeks we will be sending email’s to each person who submitted a proposal regarding the status of their proposal (this includes stories not being used, and those being used).

Please note that if you have not received a rejection letter as of yet, this could mean that:

  1. we have not yet sent one out to you
  2. we have not yet assessed your story
  3. or, your story may likely have been accepted for inclusion

This process will likely take sometime to complete, but we are hoping to have contacted everyone by the end of September/early October.  In the meantime, please do not contact Pencil Tip if you have not yet heard from us.  We will advise when all correspondence has been sent out.

Thank you.

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.

Submissions Day Thank You

Thank you to all of you who submitted story proposals for Temporal Logbook II on our Open Submissions Day.  The day was a roaring success and we received far more submissions than we had anticipated.  We’ll be reading every submission over the next few days.  Due to the large number of submissions we have to read through, please note that this may take a while to complete.  Not to worry, we will be in touch with each of you as soon as we can.  Thanks.