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REMINDER: Season 43 Story Proposal Deadline April 9

April 6, 2021

Just a quick reminder that all the deadline for story proposals for Season 43 is this Saturday, April 9. If you’re planning to submit a story idea to be considered for part of the forthcoming season of adventures, please ensure you have your submission submitted to us by this date.

Season 43 will feature seven stories (six stories and a Christmas Special).

We are looking for imaginative, original and entertaining stories that see the Doctor and his companions travel and experience the wonders of the universe.

To contribute** a story proposal to TDWP all you have to do is:

1. Submit 3-6 paragraphs outlining the basic plot of your story and the characters featured,
2. Provide your full name and email, and
3. Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself.

**If this is your first time submitting a proposal to TDWP, please also include 2-3 samples of your writing.

You do not have to know a thing about TDWP, its history, or have read any or all of its past stories.
It doesn’t matter. Ignore it all.

We are merely looking for well-written, original, Doctor Who adventures. Besides, a good story is a good story. It’s that simple. (Oh and don’t worry, we will make detailed biographies available to you on both characters, as well as photographic reference material to give you an idea what the characters look like.)

Story proposals and all requested material submitted as a MS Word or PDF document attached to the body of an email.

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 9, 2021
Submissions to: thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca

If you would like to receive a copy of the full Season 43 Submission Guidelines, please contact us at the above email address to request a copy.

All New Brief Encounters: The Demon Barber

April 5, 2021

We have a surprise for you today. The debut of an all new Brief Encounter adventure from Paul Williams featuring the Fifth Doctor and Turlough – The Demon Barber.

London 1800. People are disappearing from the streets near the barber’s shop of Sweeney Todd. The Doctor and Turlough chase an alien rodent to the house of Todd’s lover. Turlough finds a tunnel to the shop, with bodies inside, but the Bow Street runners find and arrest him. Charged with murder he and Todd stand trial at the Old Bailey. The Doctor uses his political connections to hire a young but skeptical lawyer.

They have two days to save Turlough’s life by proving the existence of an alien that looks like a rat and hides inside bodies. With the lover, who harbored the creature, dead there is nobody to help them.

They search through graveyards and abandoned houses for a spaceship the size of a cardboard box. Finding nothing the Doctor leaves, apparently defeated. Meanwhile the gallows is being built, the crowds are arriving to watch the executions and somewhere nearby the alien is hungry again.

The Demon Barber is available to download free in PDF format which can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download your copy, please visit the TDWP site at www.thedoctorwhoproject.com.

NOW ACCEPTING SEASON 43 STORY PROPOSALS

March 5, 2021

ATTENTION ALL WRITERS!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT NOW ACCEPTING SEASON 43 STORY PROPOSALS

The Doctor Who Project [TDWP] is accepting story proposals for consideration as part of a new season of short stories.

TDWP centers on the continuing adventures of the Eleventh Doctor and his current travelling companions Maggie Weitz and Kaylaar. Stories are published as part of an overall season that concentrates on delivering a collection of short stories that sees the Doctor facing new and original situations in time and space.

TDWP stories are based on the original 1963-89 television series including original creations developed by our writers. Our stories are published as free downloadable PDF documents featuring a novel-like layout and specially created covers (designed by some of fandoms most talented artists).

Season 43 will feature seven stories (six stories and a Christmas Special).

We are looking for imaginative, original and entertaining stories that see the Doctor and his companions travel and experience the wonders of the universe.

To contribute** a story proposal to TDWP all you have to do is:

1. Submit 3-6 paragraphs outlining the basic plot of your story and the characters featured,
2. Provide your full name and email, and
3. Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself.

**If this is your first time submitting a proposal to TDWP, please also include 2-3 samples of your writing.

You do not have to know a thing about TDWP, its history, or have read any or all of its past stories.
It doesn’t matter. Ignore it all.

We are merely looking for well-written, original, Doctor Who adventures. Besides, a good story is a good story. It’s that simple. (Oh and don’t worry, we will make detailed biographies available to you on both characters, as well as photographic reference material to give you an idea what the characters look like.)

Story proposals and all requested material submitted as a MS Word or PDF document attached to the body of an email.

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 9, 2021
Submissions to: thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca

If you would like to receive a copy of the full Season 43 Submission Guidelines, please contact us at the above email address to request a copy.

ALL NEW BRIEF ENCOUNTER MARCH 6

March 5, 2021

AN ALL NEW BRIEF ENCOUNTERS STORY FROM THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT

THE REIGN OF THE UNEXPECTED
MICHAEL BAXTER

The Doctor promises to take John and Gillian to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, though the children are dubious about his ability to direct the Tardis there. Gillian refuses to give up hope as she wants her school project to be the best in her class.

Surprisingly, the time travellers find themselves in the midst of coronation revelry in the bedecked streets of Tudor London. John and Gillian realise that the Doctor’s success means he will be able to return them to 1964. In the meantime, they enjoy the colourful sights around them.

When an assassination plot comes to their attention, the Doctor is concerned about history straying from the right path. Could it be down to them to foil the conspiracy and ensure that Good Queen Bess survives to reign for 45 years?

The three decide to intervene, but matters take an unexpected turn and the children are horrified when they realise what terrible events their efforts have helped to ensure…

FEATURING THE FIRST DOCTOR AS PLAYED BY WILLIAM HARTNELL

Reign of the Unexpected will be available to download free on Saturday March 6, 2021 in PDF format which can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download your copy, just click on the link to the left in the Current Issue section of the main site page, or click on the tab labelled Seasons. Once in the Seasons section, click on the link for Brief Encounters, scroll down, and then click on story cover which will then launch the PDF download.

Cover by Robert Carpenter

The Doctor Who Project
www.thedoctorwhoproject.com

SEASON 43 UPDATE

February 28, 2021

Just a quick update to say that we’re currently finalizing details for the forthcoming season 43 and once we’ve finalized everything, we’ll be opening up the story proposal submissions. We’re hoping to have full details ready for contributors before mid-March. Stay tuned.

Model/Train: An All New Brief Encounters Story Debuts

January 28, 2021

We’ve got a surprise for you today!

An all new Fourth Doctor, Brief Encounters adventure – Model/Train by Nick May.

Student Stuart Milner’s hopes of getting some much-needed work done on his train journey home for the holidays are dashed by the arrival of a beautiful, ethereal girl and a wild-eyed stranger in a very long scarf. Soon the girl vanishes, the train is pulled into another dimension and a platoon of robots appears, demanding she is found and turned over to them on pain of death. Stuart and his travelling companion, the Doctor, must unravel a tale of war and corporate espionage if they are to defuse the situation, release the train and stand any chance of getting some revision done…

Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, Model/Train, can be downloaded free in PDF format and can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download the story, please visit The Doctor Who Project site at http://www.thedoctorwhoproject.com

Out Now! Best Served Cold

January 9, 2021

Our latest Brief Encounter adventure, Best Served Cold by David Wallington, is now available to download.

Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, Best Served Cold, can be downloaded free in PDF format and can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download the story, please visit The Doctor Who Project site at www.thedoctorwhoproject.com

All New Brief Encounters Debuts 09Jan21

January 5, 2021

COMING
SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2021

BEST SERVED COLD
David Wallington

Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker

Digging tunnels for a new station on the London Underground, workers come across a train – but one that went missing in 1939. Of its occupants there is no sign.

Head of C19 – the department of UNIT dealing with the regular Army – General John Sudbury calls on the Doctor for help. They trace a signal to the top of the Canary Wharf tower and set off to find out where it is being beamed to.

They arrive in a ghost town – abandoned during the Second World War – and discover another beacon which the Doctor programmes into the TARDIS computer.

They materialize in a familiar ghost town but this time it isn’t deserted. As they confront the villagers, they discover that someone has been playing a game with them, but can the Doctor and Sudbury win the game?

Best Served Cold will be available to download free on Saturday January 9, 2021 in PDF format which can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download your copy, just click on the link to the left in the Current Issue section of the main site page, or click on the tab labelled Seasons. Once in the Seasons section, click on the link for Brief Encounters, scroll down, and then click on story cover which will then launch the PDF download.

Cover by Robert Carpenter

Download the Sheffield Independent

December 26, 2020

Here’s your chance to download your very own copy of the Sheffield Independent from the Season 42 story, Diversify or Die.

Season 42 Concludes as Season Finale Debuts

December 19, 2020

Season 42 comes to a surprising finale as the concluding story, Infection Vector by Richard Hoover debuts today.

For over a thousand years the Pama race has been indebted to a Time Lord who chose to help them. A Time Lord who stepped away from Gallifreyan society and was shunned in return. Young Londragulthardan started on her path to cure a virulent virus among the Pama people. But that idealistic endeavor has metamorphosed into tampering with every aspect of Pama society.

Now the Doctor and Hannah have arrived. Even the Doctor, no stranger to meddling of his own, is stunned by the lengths that Londra has gone too. When she entreats him to help finally find a cure for the dread disease will he agree or let nature and history take its course? And how can the Doctor make such a choice when Hannah’s life hangs in the balance? For she too has contracted the Penumbra virus. A virus that leads inexorably… to death.

Infection Vector is now available to download free in PDF format which can be read on your PC, laptop, eReader and tablet.

To download your copy, just click on the link to the left in the Current Issue section of the main site page, or click on the tab labelled Seasons. Once in the Seasons section, click on the link for Season 42, scroll down, and then click on story cover which will then launch the PDF download.

Cover by Robert Carpenter