PTP Site Update/Offline

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Pencil Tip Publishing ( website will be offline for the next few days, while our site designer installs the new website and web tools.  So no need to panic, we haven’t gone AWOL, or out of business.  Just prepepping to bring you an all new PTP site for you.


Open Submission Day for Temporal Logbook II

Mark your calendars!
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.

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.