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.
There are some guidelines to be aware of:
- Posts must be your own original content (no copy and pasting from other sites).
- Posts must be between 500-1500 words.
- You must have good spelling and grammar.
- Please proofread your article before submitting. Badly written content will be rejected.
- 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.
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.
What is a feature article? Take a look at these recent examples to give you an idea:
- The Terror of Success: Is Series 1 the Pinnacle of New Who?
- Why the Cybermen Are Now More Threatening than the Daleks
- Looking Beyond Series 9
- 10 Great Parts from 10 of the “Worst Episodes” (Part 2)
- 10 Great Parts from 10 of the “Worst Episodes” (Part 1)
- Hinchcliffe & Holmes: Doctor Who's Golden Era
- Why Doctor Who is a Fantasy Show
- The Magic Screwdriver: Does Doctor Who Break Sci-Fi Rules?
- The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon: A Defence & Analysis
- How Much Does the 6th Doctor's Outfit Affect Your Perception?
- Doctor Who In Perspective 1987–1996 (Part 2)
- Coleman and Capaldi: What’s Next for Clara in Series 9?
- Doctor Who In Perspective 1987–1996 (Part 1)
- How About... A Full-Time TARDIS Crew?
- 5 Things I'm Still Hoping To See From Big Finish
- 9 Reasons Why I'm Nervous About Series 9
- Series 9 Forecasting: Reasons to Be Excited
- Is Series 9 Airing Too Late in the Year?
- The Mystery of Maisie
- Masterology Part 6 – Lunatic Fringe
Then get in touch using the contact form. Please mark your subject “feature article”.