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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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165 comments
The Lazy Cat
The Lazy Cat

Hi DWTV, I've written an article on Clara in Deep Breath but unfortunately the pictures I've used have caused the file size to skyrocket. I've used my own screenshots from the episode because I had trouble finding relevant pictures elsewhere. Is there any work around? they are important to the article.   Many thanks. 




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!                                                          



Undiscovered Adventure
Undiscovered Adventure

Hi DWTV,

Have you received an article entitled "The future of Clara Oswald"?

Sorry, I understand you get a lot of these, I'm just not sure if mine sent correctly.

Many thanks.

12th Doctor
12th Doctor

Hi DWTV,

Please can you share your views on my article named: 'Clara Oswald: An Unpopular Opinion'

Thanks,

Aidan Gula

Oliver J. "cool"
Oliver J. "cool"

This year is a huge year for films, with blockbusters coming all summer, that's why I've just sent in an article about actors who originally starred in Doctor Who but have gone on to be in movies. I hope it gets published but I imagine hundreds get sent it.

mrbarryquinn
mrbarryquinn

Hi DWTV, Above it states that posts must be between 500 and 1500 words. What about posts split into more than one part? 







12th Doctor
12th Doctor

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

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

In light of recent information from interviews I've revised and updated said article. I'll be sending it in two parts shortly. 


DWTV
DWTV moderator

You don't seem to appreciate that you are not the only one with an article waiting. There are literally hundreds now. Please don't ask here again. If it gets published, it gets published.

As it says in the FAQ "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."




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. 

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!