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1/31/2005 10:29:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

January 31, 2005  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
BBC Books has decided to change its submissions policy for new Doctor Who novels, according to a statement on the official Doctor Who site. "With Doctor Who set to return to our television screens, bigger and better than ever before, the interest in Doctor Who fiction - from readers and from prospective writers - is already increasing enormously," says the statement. "At the same time, we are waiting to evaluate the impact of the new series on our continuing lines of Doctor Who books. That means that at the moment - without the help of a real TARDIS - we do not yet know what our requirements for Doctor Who novels will be for 2006 and beyond. With this in mind, it simply isn't fair for us to try to evaluate proposals against criteria that are bound to change. So, for the time being, we have decided it is not possible for us to accept Doctor Who novel proposals for consideration." The statement goes on to note that once there are more concrete plans for long-term publishing, they will revisit the policy.