An Independent Publisher
Pencil Tip Publishing is a small independent Canadian publisher established in 2015.
We aim to produce the kinds of book that we want to read. Our books focus on genre and cult television, original fiction, short story collections, and, of course, Doctor Who.
We published our first book - "The Temporal Logbook" - in June 2015. From the proceeds for this and other books we have published we have raised funds for charitable causes including AIDS support, cancer research, and mood disorders.
The Pencil Tip team continues to grow - read on to find out more about the people behind Pencil Tip Publishing.
How can you get involved?
We love to hear from fellow writers and artists - we appreciate your interest in Pencil Tip Publishing. Our books concentrate on the following genres:
- Cult and Genre Television
- Short Story Collections
- Original Fiction
- Doctor Who
Before contacting us with your submission, please carefully read our submission guidelines and policy.
A large majority of our books are either initiated ourselves or acquired through contact with one of our authors. While we do encourage unsolicited manuscripts and we welcome queries from authors and/or potential authors, we generally will announce when we are seeking submissions.
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Bob first began to write in elementary school but it wasn't until around 1981, and his discovery of the British television series Doctor Who, that he started to take writing seriously.
He first began contributing to numerous science fiction and television related fan magazines. Since 1999 he has been the Range Editor and Publisher of the longest running online Doctor Who fiction series The Doctor Who Project.
He is also the Editor and Publisher of the e-magazine Whotopia.
His essay on "Robot" was featured in You and Who: Contact Has Been Made: Volume 1 published by Watching Books.
Bob is the owner and founder of Pencil Tip Publishing.
Richard works as an editor specializing in sci-fi and fantasy. With Bob Furnell, he co-edits Chromakey – The Journal of Cult Television. He’s also editor of The Doctor Who Project’s Brief Encounters range. Novels edited by Richard have topped Amazon bestseller lists.
Recent work by Richard has appeared in The Temporal Logbook II, The Unofficial Doctor Who Annual 1972 (where his piece on the three Doctors was illustrated by Alister Pearson!), Daydrifter, and Black Heart Magazine. His short story, I Was Built to Serve, was an Official Selection at the 2019 Hear Now Festival.
Richard serves as Pencil Tip’s managing editor.