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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:

Interested?

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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115 comments
Whovian1500
Whovian1500

Hi DWTV,

Please can you confirm that you have received an article from me entitled: 'Clara Oswald: An Unpopular Opinion'.

If you have, what do you think to the article?

Thanks,

Aidan Gula

NumberNine
NumberNine

Hi, just want to let you know I sent in an article, since my last one went to your spam folder. Also, if you have an update about whether to expect my article on DOTD to be posted, that would be great.

TheWhovian12345
TheWhovian12345

Hi DWTV. Is my article getting published? I sent in four articles called "Clara Oswald: A Popular Opinion", "How did Series 7 lead up to the Fiftieth?", "Series 8 Expectations" and "Analysing Series 8 in a spoiler free way". Have you recieved them? If so, are they getting published? Please get back to me by email ---》[email protected] Thanks





LGwalchmai95
LGwalchmai95

DWTV, I sent in an article about Cold War and another about Clara, just checking that they've been received, because my email has been playing up recently!


Ladydetemps
Ladydetemps

would you be interested in a review of my day at comicon, including the dr who talk?

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

Hi, DWTV I've sent in an article a couple of days ago about how people could avoid spoilers. It's pretty generic stuff, but still after all the recent news about leaks I thought it might help some people. It needs a few small modifications but if you think it's any good I could make the necessary changes and send it again. By the way the article was called Five ways to #keepmespoilerfree.

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

Hi DWTV,

It's me again! I recently sent in an article named: 'Will there be a 10th anniversary special of the revival series?'

Did you receive it? This is my second attempt at an article so I would love it if you published it!

Pleeeeeaaase!

gwylock1
gwylock1

Hello DWTV, A While back i sent in an article with a theory of mine regarding Classic Who being set in a parallel universe to New Who; I never got any word back, did my email make it to you?

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

Hi DWTV,

I sent you an article.

Have you received it?

PaddyB
PaddyB

I don't have Microsoft Word, is Open Office.org accepted for feature articles?

NumberNine
NumberNine

I submitted an article a few days back called "A Different Perspective: The Day of the Doctor" and another article that was rather similar was posted today called "Why Bringing Gallifrey Back Is Right...". I was just wondering if you have read it and if that will lessen my chances of getting published?

TheBritishCupOfTea
TheBritishCupOfTea

Hi, I wrote an article on the Slitheen and why they should be brought back but I sent it unfinished. I need to re-write sections of it and add more stuff so (if you were going to) please don't publish it yet, i'll send a newer version when i've written it...thanks!

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

DWTV I sent in an article about Clara a few days ago. It's my first article and I don't know if it's any good but I was just wondering if you've got it.

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

Is it ok if I'm writing an article in Word 2003 or does it have to be in Word 2007?

Gustaff
Gustaff

I'm planning to do a three part series on post-regeneration. If anyone is interested in covering The Power of the Daleks, Spearhead from Space and Robot, let me know by replying.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

@Whovian1500 Yes. Not had time to check it. There is a large queue waiting for approval, so a bit of patience is required. 

NumberNine
NumberNine

That article was called "A Different Perspective: The Day of the Doctor".

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Hi. Go ahead and i'll take a look.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Yes.


DWTV
DWTV moderator

Yes, it has been received.


DWTV
DWTV moderator

@Whovian1500 Yes it has been received. However as you are speculating based on leaked script extracts we cannot legally publish it, nor would we want to as it spoils a massive part of the series.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

It hasn't been read yet due to the fact it was in the junk folder. However, it shouldn't matter that the subject is the same. We often publish articles on the same topic.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Yes is has been recieved. Will get back only IF it needs amendments.

Unibot
Unibot

@Gustaff  Yes, I would! Any of those sound fine to me. 

DWTV
DWTV moderator

@NumberNine It's hard to give exact dates. All I can say is the near future. Can you just clarify what was the other article?

DWTV
DWTV moderator

@TheWhovian12345 You were sent a reply, but as you seem to have not received it, be patient please. You are not the only person who has submitted articles. We have 100s of articles in the queue and it takes time for us to process them to see if they are suitable.



gwylock1
gwylock1

@DWTV I'm sorry to be a constant bother, do you think it will be approved? I know it's a bit off the wall, but I put a considerable amount of thought and time into it :P

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

I recently sent a new article called "Will there be a 10th anniversary special of the revival series".

Have you received it? I would really appreciate it if you published this one.

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

Oh. I'm currently writing a new article that I shall send in soon. Hopefully you will publish that.

NumberNine
NumberNine

Okay thanks! I don't suppose you know why it went to your junk folder, do you?

NumberNine
NumberNine

"All Things Considered: Clara Oswald". Feel free to change the title. The email was just titled feature article.

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

Hi DWTV,

Thanks for publishing my article: 'Will there be a 10th anniversary special of the revival?'. Much appreciated.

Please do not mistake TheWhovian12345's article: 'Clara Oswald: A Popular Opinion' with my article: 'Clara Oswald: An Unpopular Opinion' which I sent you yesterday.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Nope. Sadly It just sometimes happens when you get a lot of mail. If you hadn't asked it would have be lost entirely.

Whovian1500
Whovian1500

No. There's no spoilers in my new article.

NumberNine
NumberNine

My lucky day I suppose! Probably lost my email from a month back, too, asking about a potential series discussing why I love each doctor

Unibot
Unibot

@Gustaff About half way through an audiobook of it. Excellent stuff. I'll have lots of comments. When would you like the review by? And should I send it to you first or send it through the usual submission form? 

NumberNine
NumberNine

@DWTV @NumberNine I wonder why that happens... I don't suppose there is a way to add me to a list to avoid it? I plan to write more articles in the future

Gustaff
Gustaff

@Unibot @Gustaff By the end of July if that's okay with you. Just 500-600 words talking about structure, plot and characters. Plus a little about the Doctor.

NumberNine
NumberNine

I will re send it when I have the opportunity. Thanks for all your help!