Interested in writing for Whotopia?
We’re always on the lookout for material on or about Doctor Who and any of its numerous spin-off series.
We are looking for the following types of articles:
- Series overview/history (in-depth overview of the TV series)
- Interviews with in-front or behind the camera personnel
- Opinion Pieces
- Topical Discussions
- Themed articles (e.g. minorities in Doctor Who, etc…)
- Articles related to the new series
- Articles related to Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, K9, K9 and Company or Class
- An original comic strip
- Era overviews/assessments (e.g. the Hinchcliffe years, season 14, etc…)
- Other similarly written material
Or submissions can be material to fit in one of our regular features:
- Retroplay (reviews of specific episodes)
- Reader’s Letters (letters from Whotopia readers)
Full details can be found on our blog under “Submission Guidelines”.
While searching through some files today, I was amazed to find the following photos from 2008 and Whotopia’s appearance at the 2008 Word Under The Street festival (which was part of the overall Word Under The Street event) in Vancouver BC. Hard to believe that this was almost 10 years ago!
In viewing these pics from September 2008 you’ll notice that we have actual paper copies of the magazine for sale as well, we were giving visitors to our table a chance to enter a contest to win a Doctor Who novel.
Word Under The Street reorganized and is now known as Word Vancouver. Sadly they no longer feature comics and zine culture as part of the festival. And, while Whotopia won’t be at this year’s event, Pencil Tip Publishing will be there.
A quick post to remind everyone the deadline for Whotopia Issue 33 is September 30, 2018.
The theme of #33 is ‘Out of the Shadows’, which looks at those moments or stories where a character or concept came fully into its own (e.g. Peter Davison in The Visitation, Colin Baker in Vengeance on Varos, Christopher Eccleston in Dalek, Janet Fielding in Kinda). Obviously there’s room for debate here, so I’m hoping this issue will stir up some healthy differences of opinion.
Please make sure you have all material for this issue, in to Jez by this date.For those of you contributing regular columns, please make sure you have your latest installment in to us by this date as well.
We have some exciting news for our readers. Whotopia has been entered in the 2018 Broken Pencil Zine Awards.
Founded in 2017, the Broken Pencil Zine Awards celebrates excellence in independent, underground zine making and micro-printing!
The BP Zine Awards accept submissions of zines starting annually every April 15. The submission period runs until July 1st. Nominees are announced in August and the awards are handed out in the Fall at the annual Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture in Toronto, Canada.
The goal of Broken Pencil is to raise awareness of the possibilities of independent zine publishing. Establishing the only international zine awards raises the profile of zines by generating buzz and excitement. It also rewards committed zine makers and celebrates the craft!
Broken Pencil celebrates the zine awards by promoting the winners and nominees far and wide to as many media outlets as possible. They also offer zine awards displays to participating libraries and retail stores. BP does everything we can think of to make sure people know who are nominees and winners are, and in this way we keep zines in the public eye and reach new audiences for zines and indie publishing.
Whotopia’s really excited to be part of this event and we’ve got our fingers crossed that we’re one of the finalists.
To view our entry and some of the other contest entrants please visit here.
Don’t forget you can purchase print versions of each issue of WHOTOPIA.
In addition to the current issue, #32, issues #30 & #31 are still available too.
Purchase your copy at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bobf60
You can now purchase a copy of the brand new collection of Doctor Who short-stories – Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys
From Canterbury Cathedral to a space station orbiting a Dyson sphere, the Doctor has seen countless worlds throughout his many lives.
Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys tells some of those stories — fifteen gripping tales showing the universe through the eyes of thirteen incarnations including the War Doctor.
Told by some of the most exciting voices in Doctor Who fandom, contributors include: Hamish Crawford, Nic Ford, Russell McGee, Richard Peevers, Tony Jones, Rob Nisbet, R.P. Fox, Kate Coleman, Kevin Mason, Frank Danes, David Smith and Violet Addison, J.E. Remy, Fionna MacDonald and Nick Mellish.
All proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC), which is a non-profit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.
To order a copy click here
Interested in writing for Whotopia?
“How do you go about it?”, you ask.
Whotopia is always on the lookout for material on or about Doctor Who and any of its numerous spin-off series – and they love to hear from fellow fans and writers interested in writing for the magazine.
So, if you’re interested in writing for us, and would like to know how, head on over to the Submission Guidelines to find out how you can write for us.