Are you up for the Myth Makers challenge?
For two decades, Myth Makers has been dedicated to bringing quality fiction to fans of Doctor Who via the printed page. Each issue of this award-winning fiction fanzine features the very best writing and artwork available. If you’re a budding writer, a professional author looking to flex your creative fingers, or an artist who craves challenging design briefs then you may be interested in contributing to Myth Makers.
We are currently accepting story and art submissions for the next anthology.
What sort of stories are we looking for? We encourage you to order a copy of Myth Makers 15 or 16 from this website and take a look for yourself. There’s something for all fans of Doctor Who. Feel free to explore the boundaries of the genre. We want a good mixture of traditional and non-traditional stories, written by both professional and new writers.
Some ground rules
- Stories should range in length from 2500 to 8000 words.
- Your story should be set in the Doctor Who universe (no crossovers), and should feature as the protagonist the Doctor, or an established companion or villain. The Doctor should be one of the eleven official, televised incarnations, while companions or villains may be drawn from the TV series, novels, audios or comics.
- Stories with adult themes are acceptable as long as the content is not gratuitous or 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. Please don’t submit anything 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 issue.
What to send
Got an idea? Send us 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. You should include a plot synopsis, but you needn’t be limited to that. You may want to ask yourself the following questions when putting together your proposal:
- What is my story about?
- Who are the characters?
- What’s different about my story?
- By the end of my story, what has changed?
In addition to the outline, if this is your first time submitting to Myth Makers, send us some sample fiction you’ve written previously, such as a chapter from a novel or a short story.
If you’d like to contribute artwork, send us some samples of your work. We are especially interested in hand-drawn illustrations.
A professional approach
Please keep in mind that we approach the editing of Myth Makers as a professional undertaking even though we are not able to pay our contributors, so please be prepared for your work to be constructively criticised and possibly rejected.
Doctor Who Information Network
P.O.Box 912, Station F
CANADA M4Y 2N9
Thank you and we look forward to reading your proposal.
Matt and Andrew