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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.

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.

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.

Examples

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

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Then get in touch using the contact form. Please mark your subject “feature article”. Questions can be asked in the comments below.

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The Genie
The Genie



Articles in Progress:

- Series One in Perspective

- Series Two in Perspective

- Series Three in Perspective

- Series Four in Perspective

- The 2009 Specials in Perspective

- Series Five in Perspective

- Series Six in Perspective

- Series Seven and the 2013 Specials in Perspective

- Retrospective: The 50th Anniversary (Not until November; it'll coincide with the 51st Anniversary)

- The Cases For and Against The Rings of Akhaten (With AmyPondIsAwesome)

- The Cases For and Against The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People (With AmyPondIsAwesome)

- The Cases For and Against The Doctor's Wife (With AmyPondIsAwesome)

- The Cases For and Against Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (With AmyPondIsAwesome)

- The Waters of Mars in Perspective (With TheStranger)

- The Caves of Androzani in Perspective (With TheStranger)

- A Town Called Mercy in Perspective (With TheStranger)

The Alien Hunter
The Alien Hunter

Where do you submit the articles?

Do we paste the acticle in the actual contact form?

Pockydon
Pockydon

Just wondering DoctorwhoTV, did you receive my article on Asylum of the Daleks?

Iris Wildthyme
Iris Wildthyme

@Gustaff Would you be interested in writing a couple reviews with me? I'd love to do a joint review of the New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield box set coming out in June as well as of The Highest Science in December. And also, if your wallet isn't hurting too much, the Adric/Fifth Doctor box in August? I love your reviews and would enjoy writing one with you.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

Hey Dr Who Tv, Can I post an article that is approx 1758? I'll attempt to make it smaller.

Pockydon
Pockydon

Just wondering, what would the Unpopular Opinion of Asylum of the Daleks be? Because that's an article I would very much love to write, depending on the general opinion of the episode.

Regenerated Catterson
Regenerated Catterson

Just want to know, has anyone done a Nightmare in Silver, Unpopular Opinion article? I am thinking of writing one

The Finn
The Finn

Finished the next part of my article series does anyone care to take a look?

Gustaff
Gustaff

So, I'm doing a spoiler-free review of Dark Eyes 2. Laters pataters

Calebxy
Calebxy

Did you get my email with the latest science article, Doctor Who TV?

billie0w
billie0w

With regard to the article on spin off's. A few seasons back they did an episode where the doctor was cloned as a female. I believe the title was "The Doctors Daughter." The end of the show was left wide open for a spinoff that has, at least up to now, not appeared. Or, at least, inclusion in future episodes of the Doctor

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

I'm not sure if this has been done before, but would people be interested in a sort of 'guide to TARDIS teams'? I was thinking, it's quite common these days for people just approaching classic-Who to watch them out of order, mostly due to the single-story nature of the DVD releases and a lot of 60s serials being incomplete. I remember when I first started watching the classics I got quite confused when it came to working out which companions traveled with which Doctors and when, especially around the Hartnell, Troughton and Davison eras. My idea is that the article could go through each of the different 'TARDIS teams', and briefly outline how each companion joined and parted with the Doctor. I think it would probably take a series of about 5 articles (Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee & Baker, Davison & Baker & McCoy, McGann & Eccleston & Tennant & Smith) to stay within the word limit. It will only cover TV companions, of course.



cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

I See the rules have been changed. Not that it affects me, but now it seems clear Dr Who TV are on the look out of new writers.

TheWholock.
TheWholock.

Just joined The DWTV community! Trying to think of a first article. Anybody want to help me and collaborate?

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@The Alien Hunter  There would be some grand smashing ideas for that. I'd love a parallel version of the Doctor. One who later becomes stuck in this timeline that he plays out as the Valeyard.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

You can attach a Word doc or PDF etc where it says "Submit a feature article or press release."


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Yes. Not much longer now. It's probably going to go under Unpopular Opinion.

Gustaff
Gustaff

Who are u talking to? It sounds like ur replying to someone, but i dont see the person's comment.

The Genie
The Genie

@Pockydon  I'd say you shouldn't go for a title like that.  Asylum is so divisive that all opinions are essentially unpopular.  Perhaps if you think yours is different, 'An Unusual Opinion' or 'An Alternate Perspective'?  

The Genie
The Genie

@Regenerated Catterson  Be careful, Unpopular Opinion doesn't necesarily mean the negative opinion in the case of Nightmare.  But no it hasn't been done before.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@RomanaOnCaprica  It will be quite complicating to write such a thing, but one word of advice: Simple. I think if you play that out, it would be a highlight article!

DWTV
DWTV moderator

@cyberbrayde The rules haven't changed, but an FAQ has been added that answers the most common questions.

The Finn
The Finn

How have they been changed? They look the same to me.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@TheWholock.  If you do need help, I'm sure after a couple of days, some greater contributes can help. I am a one, and can help collaborate too if you'd like. But anyways, Welcome to the Dr Who TV Community!!

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

1618 is the new number of words, Could I have that?

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

@cyberbrayde Thanks! Yeah, I was going to lay it out quite simply - I was thinking, for example "Team #1 - First Doctor, Susan, Ian, Barbara - 10 stories" then "Team 2# - First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki - 5 stories" etc, with a really brief paragraph on how each companion came and left as the teams change. It's a bit less confusing when its actually laid out properly.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@DWTV Oh gosh sorry for my incorrect use of a word. I meant the FAQ.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@ICEFinn  Sorry, I meant the FAQ section. But seeing that your comment seems to acknowledge that there have been some changes. I remember it being a lot more strict.  

The Genie
The Genie

@cyberbrayde  I'm sure you could get away with that if you feel it's necessary for the article; try to stick to the 1500 word boundary, but I don't think you can, then just over isn't a huge issue.

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@ICEFinn  I am trying my best not to sound so horrible, hence :DDDDD Thanks for explaining. I remember the FAQ "If approved your article could go online as soon as a day after it is submitted." something more like a couple of days. I'm sure the FAQ used to say no under 16's, now it's for those with excellent English blah. I'm writing an article as we speak.



The Finn
The Finn

@cyberbrayde @ICEFinn  Agreed. However, I'd like to point out that my previous reply was in reply to your comment's part "But seeing that your comment seems to acknowledge that there have been some changes. I remember it being a lot more strict."








cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

@ICEFinn I replied with the terms "FAQ section." The FAQ section has been changed. Oh well nevermind:D Handshake, okay then, they haven't changed.