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Have you got a great idea for a Doctor Who, Torchwood or Sarah Jane Adventures feature article? If so, then Doctor Who TV is giving you the chance to get involved. We are looking for guest contributors to write one-off articles. Please note, we are not looking for news or fan fiction writers.

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  • Posts must be between 500-1500 words.
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  • You understand and allow your post to be edited for any reason.
  • You understand we may not use your article for any reason.
  • You should be aged 16 and over (see FAQ for more details)

Submissions are voluntary, however, you will of course be credited and your article will be read by thousands of visitors everyday, if published.

FAQ

How long does it take for an article to be published?

If approved your article could go online as soon as a day after it is submitted. Alternatively, it could take several months, especially if we save the article for an specific occasion.

Are there any ways to get an article published faster?

If your article is topical it has a far greater chance of being published quicker. For example, if the Daleks have just been announced to return, a feature on them will be deemed more relevant and approved quicker.

Will you contact to let me know when my article is going online?

Due to the volume of submissions we generally will not contact contributors before publication. We usually only contact if we feel an article needs amendments.

Do I need to use my real name?

It is preferred but you do not have to use your real name. However, we require you to provide a first and last name that at least sounds real.

Do I need to add images to my article?

Images are allowed, but not required. Generally we prefer to add them from our own media library. If you need a specific image you can include it, but it must be no larger than 570px wide and no bigger than 100kb per image.

Can I become a regular writer?

If you write a large number of consistently excellent articles you may be offered a more permanent position. In this case you will no longer be considered a “guest contributor” and may be asked to write on a specific topic from time to time.

I’m under 16, can I still submit an article?

Generally, we prefer contributors to have at least a GCSE English standard of writing, or equivalent (A-level is preferred). However, if you feel your article is worthy of inclusion and matches a high standard we will consider it. If we receive badly written content, it will be rejected.

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What is a feature article? Take a look at these recent examples to give you an idea:

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175 comments
Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

I have a question regarding non-topical articles: When is the best time of year to submit one? I understand that it's obviously not when Doctor Who is on TV, or around Christmastime. The particular TV story I want to write about will be 50 years old in July next year, would submitting it in May/June increase my chances or not make a difference? If not I'll probably submit it in late January/early February, is that a good idea?

Sorry if I'm being annoying, I'm just passionate about the article I'm crafting :)

LordRassilon
LordRassilon

In what format would I submit a three-part article series? ZIP archive, three submissions as .doc files, or some other format? I have all three segments trimmed to approximately one page (i.e. journalism standard, 1,000 words) and thirty-coded, ready to roll.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Just a notice to anyone sending in articles at the moment. If your article is not topical (as in relevant to the episode aired or airing soon) it is unlikely to be published until after Series 8.

Unibot
Unibot

I've sent in a new article more directly relevant to "Listen" today, but I did also want to suggest that that oddball "Hand of Omega" article I sent DWTV a while back, might be more relevant now with "Listen" and especially "The Caretaker" coming up. 

They're all my favorite Caretaker
They're all my favorite Caretaker

I'm considering doing a "buy the numbers" type article analyzing and comparing the destinations (in time and space. "set in the past," "set on earth," etc.) of each season of NuWho. Before I bother, I'm just wondering if anyone's done anything like that yet.

NumberNine
NumberNine

Sorry to bother, but I figured I would check in about my article "The Day of the Doctor: A Different Perspective" since it's been about two months now. I won't be offended if you changed your mind and decided not to post it, I'd just like to know. I know that once Series 8 gets here it'll have even less of a chance of getting published since there is so much else to cover.

WhoIntoDarkness
WhoIntoDarkness

@DWTV Hey, did you get my article titled The Doctor Into Darkness: A Reflection of Nine to Eleven? Sorry to ask, I know your really busy.


WhoIntoDarkness
WhoIntoDarkness

Just sent off my first article, hopefully it will be approved. However, I had great fun writing it!


Tardis Stowaway
Tardis Stowaway

Just sent in my first article, I'm hoping it gets featured but even if not, it was great fun to write!

PaddyB
PaddyB

Hi DWTV I'm currently writing an article about how Doctor Who is influenced by art and how the show portrays art. Should I attach photos of the artworks mentioned in the article or would you prefer to source your own images?

NotQuiteATimeLord
NotQuiteATimeLord

Does anyone know if there's been an article as a 'Case For' Rose in series 2? It's something I'd like to try writing ...

sontaran17
sontaran17

If anyone feels interested in contributing to a third Global Phenomenon Series feel free to shoot me an email at: cf.johnston17@gmail.com   -- Connor Johnston

Undiscovered Adventure
Undiscovered Adventure

Thank you for posting my article DWTV! It's great seeing everyone's response and hearing their opinions!

Undiscovered Adventure
Undiscovered Adventure

Hi DWTV,

A few days ago I sent in my two part article called "the future of Clara Oswald". Although I had updated it, there has since been a steady flow of relevant news, and upon rereading it may be appropriate for me to edit my article again. Would it be worth resubmitting a further revised version?

Many Thanks,

UA

mrbarryquinn
mrbarryquinn

Hi DWTV, 

Just wondering if you received my article 'The Doctor Who stories I want to see'? 

Cheers




Americanwhovian
Americanwhovian

Hello Whovians. In the comments for Part 5 of a Global Phenomenon lots of people expressed their concern for a lack of an American article. I understand that DWTV asked for a writer for one in this comment section and none were revived. I discussed in the comments of said article that one writer alone couldn't accurately depict the prominence and reputation of Doctor who in America. I suggested that multiple writers from different parts of the country write in a combined article about the topic. I am asking for permission from DWTV and for any US fans out there who might like to contribute.I said that I would write about here in suburban central Florida another fan said they would write about Texas. We are looking for people in different states that would like to contribute. For example, someone from a big city like NY, LA, Atlanta etc, someone from the Midwest, pacific NW, also from the non-continental US like Hawaii and Alaska. Thank You if your interested please comment this is just a concept.

P.S. Its ok if its your first time. Its my first time too.



PaddyB
PaddyB

Hi DWTV, I was wondering if my article 'Four of the Best Doctor Who Sets' has been received. I'm sorry to hassle you but I just wanted to make sure that it had arrived.

Millett it is not
Millett it is not

Hi DWTV, have you received an article called When Doctor Who addresses it's Past? I'm afraid I was only able to send it in a text notepad as my Word was not working. Thank You!                                                          



LGwalchmai95
LGwalchmai95

@DWTV Would an article (or maybe a two part article, depending one how much I'd write) called How and When should Clara go, count as topical, given all the speculation around her potential exit at the minute? :)

WhoIntoDarkness
WhoIntoDarkness

@DWTV Are there any episode articles you would be interested in seeing? I really would like to write an article for the site but I am trying to find some direction to what to write.

sontaran17
sontaran17

@They're all my favorite Doctor. Blahblah...Listen?  Past By the Numbers Articles can be found here :D


- 50th Anniversary: http: //www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-50th-anniversary-by-the-numbers-54928.htm

- Regenerations: http: //www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-doctors-regeneration-by-the-numbers-57264.htm

- Series Openers: http: //www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/series-openers-by-the-numbers-64609.htm



Djornad
Djornad

@NumberNine Since it's sort of an irrelevent topic right now, and there are dozens, perhaps even hundreds of articles that DWTV has backed up for publishing, I wouldn't count on it being published.

PaddyB
PaddyB

Any suggestions for the title of the aforementioned article? I'm thinking 'The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who' but maybe that's a bit cheesy?

Moxx
Moxx

Not exactly... However, there was a cracking feature a few months ago called "Bad Wolf or Just Plain Bad?" which justified Rose's character throughout her time on the show. Rose fans loved it! That said, if you have a fresh perspective to bring to the table, it's definitely worth writing.

Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

@sontaran17 I'll come back for an update (in this new Capaldi era)! Anytime. I loved wriing for this and reading the second series--WOW! I'm in as long as you want me!

DWTV
DWTV moderator

I'd say so.


The Genie
The Genie

@Americanwhovian If you're absolutely stuck I could contribute something for New York as I spent a long time out there when my Whovianism was at its peak, but I can't say I'm the biggest expert.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

The only problem is we have already scheduled this series and it is due to end in the next few days. That means you have a very short window of time to complete it.


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Yes, it has been received.






Undiscovered Adventure
Undiscovered Adventure

Thank you! Yep, that's the updated version, I wanted it to take recent news into account :-)

mrbarryquinn
mrbarryquinn

@DWTV @mrbarryquinn Hi DWTV, just wondering if my article is scheduled to be posted at all? Sorry to bother you, and I know you have a lot to get through, but it's been a while now. If you don't want to post it I'd like to submit it elsewhere. 

DWTV
DWTV moderator

The queue is long, particularly in recent weeks with more and more people sending them in. You might be best to post it elsewhere because it could still be a while yet if you can't wait. 


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Got it, thanks.


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Welcome to my world. I'll aim to put it up this weekend.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Not sure yet. There's so many posts to be scheduled right now i'll have to see how it pans out. Might be easier to condense it to one.


Undiscovered Adventure
Undiscovered Adventure

@DWTVOk, that's very understandable considering how many submissions you get, and then there's all of the news coming out at the moment! 

Thank you for considering it anyway, I only split them up because of file size and word limitations, so feel free to put them together!