Sixth Annual Paul Spragg opportunity announced

Big Finish has announced the sixth annual Paul Spragg Short Trips writing opportunity. Once again it’s a time to remember a much-missed member of the Big Finish team. In years gone past I’ve written various suggestions on how to approach this, the rules may well have changed, but you might get something from my various…

Paul Spragg competition winner 2020 announced

Congratulations to Eugenie Pusenjak whose Tenth Doctor story, Free Speech is the winner of this year’s Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity. The full press release follows as does some news on the Short Trips range — changes are afoot! Eugenie joins a list of great winners: 2016: Doctor Who: Forever Fallen by Joshua Wanisko 2017: Doctor Who: Landbound by Selim Ulug 2018: Doctor Who: The Last Day at Work by Harry…

Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity more popular than ever

Big Finish has given lots of details for the judging of the 2020 Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity and it’s good to note there were twice the usual number of entries. Well done to everyone for getting something in under the deadline. It’s not as easy as some might think. I look forward to…

Tips for the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips competition (2020)

Rather than repeat tips I’ve given before, interested would-be Big Finish writers can look at last years post — Advice for the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition (2019). Do check the rules for entry, and if you’d like some support, the Divergent Universe has a really good thread on the competition. Good luck! +++…

Paul Spragg Writing Opportunity 2020

For the fifth year in a row Big Finish has announced the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity writing competition. Full details on the Big Finish site, essentially you have until the end of June to come up with your story and you must not have written for Big Finish before. The full press release…

Paul Spragg ReCollections now published

The Divergent Wordsmiths has published their Paul Spragg ReCollections and it’s free to download from here. It’s a whopping 214 pages of Short Trips style stories for a range of Doctors and companions. Each has a great cover design as well. It’s a fabulous piece of work. There’s an introduction from Ian Atkins and yours…

Ben Tedds is the 2019 Paul Spragg Memorial winner

Congratulations to Ben Tedds (twitter: @BenTedds42) on winning this year’s Paul Spragg Opportunity. His Twelfth Doctor story Best Laid Plans is read by Jacob Dudman and will be available on December 29. Well done!

Advice for the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition (2019)

When Ian Atkins ran the first Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition, I was flattered to have several people ask me for tips, simply because I’d written a few Short Trips for Big Finish. I wrote a piece of advice back in 2017 for entrants, but with the passage of time, this needs updating.

Paul Spragg Opportunity winner 2018

Big Finish has announce the winner of the 2018 Short Trips Opportunity 2018, and it’s a Second Doctor story The Last Day at Work, written by Harry Draper. Read by Nick Briggs, it will be available free later this month (December 2018). News item here: SHORT TRIPS OPPORTUNITY 2018. Congratulations to Harry and a review will follow soon!…

Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity 2018

On May 8th we reflect on the untimely passing of Paul Spragg, and Big Finish has once again opened the Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity for aspiring writers. Two changes this year: first no more than two entries per person (I know Ian Atkins has been swamped before now) and also modern Doctor Who (apart from the…

Selim Ulug wins Paul Spragg Short Trips 2017 with Landbound

Big Finish has announced Selim Ulug as the winner of the 2017 Paul Spragg Short Trips competition (PAUL SPRAGG SHORT TRIP). His Third Doctor story Landbound read by Nick Briggs will released later this year in December. Like last year’s winning entry Forever Fallen, it will be available free. Congratulations Selim! +++ Message Ends +++

Advice for the Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition (2017)

Last year when Ian Atkins ran the first Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip Competition, I was flattered to have several people ask me for tips, simply because I’d written a few Short Trips for Big Finish. As I’ve already been asked again this year, I thought I’d post the advice I give everybody, and add a couple of bits.