Time Shadows 2
a Doctor Who short-story anthology
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 2 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.
Time Shadows 2 is an unauthorized, unofficial Doctor Who short-story anthology benefiting the Enable Community Foundation. The anthology is edited by Stephen Hatcher (Time Shadows, Myth Makers, Short Trips), with Associate Editors Matt Grady (Time Shadows, Myth Makers, Short Trips) and John Davies (Time Shadows, Celestial Toyroom, Blake’s Heaven), and published by Pseudoscope Publishing.
It follows 2016’s successful Time Shadows, which has already raised over USD $900 for the Enable Community Foundation.
Commissioned writers will receive a printed contributor’s copy of the anthology.
We are happy to accept submissions featuring any of thirteen televised incarnations of the Doctor (i.e. William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi), including the War Doctor.
Stories should range in length between 2,500 to 8,000 words.
Stories should be set in the Doctor Who universe (no crossovers) and should feature the Doctor or an established companion or enemy as the protagonist. 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, has been on your website or, worse still, wasn’t written by you. In addition, if your work is accepted, we ask that you do not allow it to appear anywhere else (including online) for at least a year after the release of the anthology.
What to Send
Got an idea? Send us a story outline, which includes a full plot synopsis. In other words, outline the full plot of your story, from opening to conclusion. Outlines should be no more than 500 words in length, and should be in Word or Rich Text format, or as text in an e-mail.
Submissions which don’t include a full plot synopsis will be rejected!
In addition to the story outline, if this is your first time submitting to us, send us some sample prose fiction you’ve written previously, such as a chapter from a novel or a short story.
Multiple submissions are permitted and encouraged!
E-mail submissions to email@example.com.
Deadline for story outlines is February 28, 2017.