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HELP WANTED: Art Editor

November 16, 2017

TDWP ART EDITOR

The Art Editor will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the artistic style and look of The Doctor Who Project (TDWP) through design of story covers, flyers, posters, graphics, etc. They will co-ordinate a team of freelance artists, as well as work with various fiction strand editors to help develop/create art materials.

The Doctor Who Project is made up of a group of fan artists, writers and editors who work together to publish a collection of Doctor Who fiction for other fans reading enjoyment. We have published over 150 Doctor Who short-stories and fiction collections since 1999 through three ranges – The New Adventures, Brief Encounters and our newest range, The Time Detectives. We are also the recipient of 6 MediaWest FANQ Awards including two, Best Doctor Who Fiction.

THE POSITION

Duties will include:

  • Work closely with the TDWP Project Editor, as well as the New Adventures, Brief Encounters and The Time Detectives, Range Editors. Discuss design and layout ideas with the aforementioned Editors.
  • Submit artwork for various projects and publications (e.g. story covers, logos, posters, blogs, website, etc.).
  • Liaises with other artist in the co-ordination of project required artwork (e.g. story covers, logos, general artwork, etc.).
  • Plan and co-ordinate activities of artists and ensure production deadlines are met.
  • Recruit, supervise and oversee other artists, illustrators and/or photographers.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate artwork for marketing and promotional materials (e.g. blog, website, news services, and promotional items).
  • Plan, implement and maintain deadline(s) for required artwork.
  • Design cover templates, so that the end product has a recognizable look and style.
  • Participate in Editorial Board chats.
  • May be called upon to represent TDWP at conventions, events, panels, online, blogs, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Design and layout experience.
  • Creative, with a well-developed visual sense.
  • Adept with page design software and the internet.
  • Able to motivate and co-ordinate other artists, offer tips on how to improve their work.
  • Organized; confident in presenting ideas.
  • Must be able to adhere to and meet deadlines.
  • Be able to take direction.
  • Be able to work well with others – team player.
  • Be able to see other people’s point of view and be unfazed by criticism.
  • Familiar with classic Doctor Who (1963-89 series), its history, characters, etc.

If you have the skills and qualifications for the above position, please reply with your full name and email contact, outlining your past design, drawing and creative experience and why you feel you would be an ideal candidate for the post.

Applicants are requested to include a sample(s) of, or links to, their work.

**Please note that TDWP is a fan project and this is a non-paying position.**

Application Deadline: December 9, 2017

To apply for this position, send an email to the attention of the Editorial Board at thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca.  Please include your name, city/country where you reside, detail your design experience, contact details.

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New Brief Encounters Story November 18

November 15, 2017

RELEASED
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18 2017
An All New
TDWP: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Release

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
by David Wallington

Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri

A town in present day England is plagued by a series of mysterious and inexplicable deaths.
he police and experts are stumped by the lack of motive.

The Sixth Doctor and Peri arrive and, once they have verified their credentials, set out to help catch the killer or killers.
Whilst the Doctor takes on the scientific side, Peri speaks to the relatives.

When a breakthrough leads them to a suspect, they soon learn that the female of the species can
be more deadly than the male, but is the case as simple as it seems?

If At First You Don’t Succeed will be available to download free in PDF format which can be read on most
PCs, e-Readers and tablets. Just click on the link below to download your copy.

Cover by Rob Carpenter

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18 2017
THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT

Season 41 Still Available

November 14, 2017

If you haven’t downloaded or read Season 41 yet,
all 7 stories, including the 2016 Christmas Special, are still available by visiting this
link.

Just Released: Print Version of The Write Stuff

November 13, 2017

Now available to order in print version – THE WRITE STUFF.

In the twenty years that The Doctor Who Project (TDWP) has been in existence, TDWP has published over 150 Doctor Who-related short stories, interviews, reference material, and more. In order to do just that, it has taken the hard work and dedication of a great number of talented and dedicated individuals. These individuals are the editors, and assistant editors, of The Doctor Who Project. Since 1999, there have been 16 individuals who have served as an editor, assistant editor, and, in some instances, both.

In the works for over 5 years, The Write Stuff, pays tribute to the 16 who served as the project’s editors and assistant editors. All of them worked as a team to shape and mold the stories, working with the writers, to ensure TDWP turned out the highest quality non-professional fiction possible.

Join Bob Furnell as he speaks with Misha, Terry, Tim, Kyle, Karen, Julio, Alex, Sam, Michael, Robert, Jez, Benjamin, Jeremy, Richard, and John and learn all about the ins and outs, ups and downs, of working for The Doctor Who Project.

To order your copy click here

INTERVIEW: Nick Krohn

November 13, 2017

Our on-going interviews with the authors of Season 41 concludes with our interview with Nick Krohn, author of Moondust.

What was the inspiration for your story?
I wish I had a deep, meaningful answer for this question. The truth is as the deadline approached, I had no ideas that really felt like Doctor Who stories. In desperation, I turned to Google and searched for ‘What will kill you in space.’ Don’t ever do this, the results are far more boring than you might think. After hours of digging through those results, I decided to narrow my focus. I searched for ‘What will kill you on the moon’ and found an article on the problems of establishing permanent lunar colonies which speculated that even robots and other machines on the moon would probably have to wear space suits, and from there, the rest of the plot began to unfold.

Can you tell us any details about your story?
I’m surprised at the amount of science fact in the story. The speculative elements of the story are usually social in nature, and have to do with culture and economics of the future. Most of the practical elements are based in reality. Dust is, in fact, a lethal hazard on the lunar surface. Every aspect of permanent colonization, from initial construction to ongoing maintenance will have to deal with it in some way. The solutions depicted are extrapolations of genuine proposed methods. The location of the colony and its mines are based on mineralogical surveys of the moon. Of course, since I’m not a scientist, there may be factual errors, but I solemnly swear I did my very best.

Can you tell us where and/or when your story is set? Why did you choose this?
‘Moondust’ takes place in 2346 in and around a large lunar mining colony populated by humans and robots. The location basically chose itself. I had decided to do a murder mystery in space, and the moon was where motive, method, and opportunity came together during my research.

What do you hope your story adds to the TDWP mythos?
TDWP stories typically do a good job of world-building, so I hope I’ve maintained the standard of those who came before. I hope I’m adding a good mix of Doctor Who adventure and elements of classic mysteries in the Agatha Christie vein.

What was your biggest challenge in writing the story?
The method of the murder was easily the hardest part of bringing the story together. Everything flowed out of it: the location, the culture, and the supporting cast all grew out of figuring out how to commit this impossible crime. It gave me a great deal of stress, and to be honest I still worry about it. After all, if that doesn’t work for the reader, everything else will fall apart.

What has your overall experience been like writing for TDWP? Any plans on contributing to future seasons?
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for TDWP. Everyone has been helpful and supportive along the way, especially during the editorial process. I’d be happy to write for TDWP in the future, and look forward to the opportunity.

c 2017 TDWP

20% OFF All TDWP Related Books

November 7, 2017

From today to the lead-up to Christmas, both BLOSSOM CORE: THE COMIC and THE TDWP CHRISTMAS OMNIBUS, will be 20% OFF the regular cover price. For more details or to order:

BLOSSOM CORE THE COMIC
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/blossom-core-the-comic/20029060

THE TDWP CHRISTMAS OMNIBUS
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-doctor-who-project-christmas-omnibus/19923211

Either, or both, would make ideal presents for your favourite Who fan.

Announcing The Time Detectives

November 5, 2017

The Doctor Who Project is pleased to announce their newest range of short-stories, The Time Detectives.

The Time Detectives is The Doctor Who Project’s very first spin-off series and will be centering on Time Lady Grae, former companion to TDWPs Eighth Doctor.

On Gallifrey, there has been a revolution. Lord President Quella has been overthrown – having been seen as too weak on renegades. The new Lord President, a man named Restaar has risen up the ranks to be appointed. Having been recalled to Gallifrey by the new Lord President, Grae has been seen to have gotten off too easy from her “crime” of manipulating the time lines to bring her friend Tamara Scott back to life. She has been retried, found guilty, and sentenced to absorption – erasure from the timelines, past, present and future. While awaiting to be escorted to her death, she is abducted by a group of unknown Time Lords and taken to the head of the Celestial Intervention Agency, Coordinator Rosza and former Lord President Quella – and they charge her with a mission. In order to earn back her freedom, she must investigate the Cult of Antiquity.

Grae objects, but she is told that she has no choice – it’s this mission or her sentence will be carried out. Grae wants to work alone, but she is forced to work with Atrix Gavay, a con-man and smuggler for hire from a Earth colony named simply Flame’s Eye. Neither are happy working with each other, neither trust one another. Atrix and Grae’s relationship is initially rocky, but over time they realize they must work together. Their relationship becomes one of mutual respect.

The CIA also provide Grae & Atrix with a refurbished Type 70 TARDIS, but it’s not a fully operational model – there are no coordinate controls – only an operational Randomizer. The TARDIS can be dematerialized, but the two travellers have no control over where they go. Only the CIA knows.

Charged with investigating the Cult of Antiquity, over the course of their adventures, Grae and Atrix learn that there is more to the shadowy organization. There is a power behind the power, but who, or what, can it be? The cult’s influence and power is far reaching. They have infiltrated many aspects of Time Lord life. Many Time Lords have become involved in the Cult – even Grae’s sister Kaitha. How did the Cult evolve and come to power? Who or what is behind them? And, can Grae save her sister from their clutches?

Overseeing The Time Detectives will be Kyle Borcz as the series Range Editor. TDWP readers will know Kyle as the creator of Eighth Doctor companion, Grae; as well as having penned several TDWP stories (Blossom Core, The Tears of Rassilon, Snakecharmer) as Kyle Bastian. Kyle also served as an editor with TDWP covering Seasons 30 to 32.

The first ‘season’ of The Time Detectives will consist of four adventures with the first release appearing in 2018. The project will be accepting story proposals later this year.