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Friday, 3 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus
A new project is seeking submissions for for a Doctor Who short story anthology.

Time Shadows: Into Abyss is a project for charity by Pseudoscope Publishing, edited by Matt Grady and Sam Gibb. Commissioned writers will receive a printed contributor’s copy of the anthology.

All sale proceeds will be donated to e-NABLE, a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers, design skills, and personal time to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need.

Over 2,000 years, the Doctor has worn many faces and led many lives. He has confronted some of the most dangerous creatures in the universe, and fought the demons that lurk within his own soul. Some fights he was won. Others have left his hearts broken.

The Doctor has held the Key to Time in his hands, and wielded a weapon that ended billions of lives in a single Moment. But he has also stopped to comfort a crying child, argued the virtue of a well-prepared meal, fallen in love, and experienced cities made of song.

An impossible man living an impossible life, running away from responsibility and into danger – into abyss.

The stories of Time Shadows: Into Abyss will explore the past actions and future consequences of the Doctor, his friends and his enemies, and reflect on how they lived to fight another day.
Submission Guidelines

Submission for Twelfth Doctor stories will not be accepted. Submissions will be by invite only.

Stories should feature one of twelve televised incarnations of the Doctor (i.e. William Hartnell to Matt Smith), including the War Doctor.

Stories should range in length between 2500 to 8000 words.

Stories should be set in the Doctor Who universe (no crossovers), featuring the Doctor as the protagonist. Stories featuring an established companion or enemy as the protagonist will be considered, as long as the Doctor makes a prominent cameo. Companions or villains may be drawn from the TV series or Big Finish audios.

Stories with adult themes are acceptable as long as the content is neither gratuitous nor unnecessary.

Continuity-heavy stories will be considered, as long as the story comes first and stands up on its own legs.

All work should be original. Do not submit any work that has been printed elsewhere. If your work is accepted, you must not allow it to appear anywhere else (including online) for at least a year after the release of the anthology.

What to Send

Send an outline in Word or Rich Text format, or as text in an e-mail. Outlines should be no more than 500 words in length, and include a full plot synopsis.
In addition to the outline, if this is your first time submitting, send some sample fiction you’ve written previously, such as a chapter from a novel or a short story.
E-mail submissions to editors Matt and Sam at
Deadline for outlines is April 30, 2015.