All you have to do to contribute a cover to
THE TARDIS KEY is to
e-mail your cover to me.
Well, I did say it was easy!
However, before you get really carried away,
let's get a few ground rules down.
These will HAVE to be
else your cover won't get added in, okay?
(some of them are to make your work look the best, while
others are to try and cover everyone
so please follow them)
(sorry for all the red lettering
below but it's important and I must make sure I get your
THE 7 RULES THAT MUST
pornographic or derogatory content will be displayed.
So if you know of a fan film called DOCTOR WHO & THE
NUDE VIXENS OF MARS, and use images of said nude vixens
on your cover it won't make it onto here.
Similarly, a documentary entitled JN-T: THE WORLD'S
WORST PRODUCER won't either, as regardless of what
people may think I think something like that's
derogatory. Sorry, but that's my rule and also my ISP's.
In conjunction with the above,
reserve the right only to display the covers I think fit.
This does NOT mean that if you
think your cover isn't very good compared to someone
else's it won't get on; that's not
my meaning. I'm covering taste and libel etc. here, so
along with any potential derogatory and pornographic
I think a cover's not fit to be added for some reason, it
and that decision's final.
must be your own work.
Let me explain that.
By all means use any of the files on the RESOURCES page of CHAMELEON CIRCUIT if you wish to,
that's fine with me. The same goes for any resources I
post here, such as the templates currently available for
I list all those artists whose work I've adapted into a
new cover on my CREDITS page. Those people
are far more talented than I in the first place, so they
ought to be credited and so I have done so.
However, the actual complete covers as available there
were put together by me
- that's all I claim,
that I adapted them into a new cover. BBC originals
available there for download are noted as such. Also, any
images captured from DVD or VHS are also credited to the
BBC/BBC Worldwide or the respective owner.
If you adapt other artwork or photos for your covers,
please tell me whose work or images it/they are that
you've used so they can be credited. You are being
credited for putting the cover together from that work. Of course, if you
drew the whole artwork used, tell me that too - let's get
you all due credit!
But, no cribbing of other people's covers and then
claiming you put them together.
If that happens and the real owner informs me, your covers will
be removed immediately and your e-mail address passed to
the real owner for them to do as they think fit. You have
UPDATED: Some covers
previously posted were, on closer inspection, only partly
created by the person disputing copyright, but as this
was the vast majority of those covers concerned they had
to be removed. So PLEASE, no pasting
someone's front cover onto your back cover or anything
like that - that counts as well.
only send your cover as a JPEG file (either .JPG or
UPDATED: A cover file
must be no more than 1100k in size.
The earlier limit was 500k per cover as TARDIS KEY was not hosted on
However, now I have moved all my sites, including TARDIS KEY, over to Freeola which offered
'unlimited' web space, I should have more room to play
with. So I have revised the limit to 1100k per cover.
Most of mine on CHAMELEON CIRCUIT come in at less than
that without too much compression so you should find that
you can produce a good cover for that.
However, please note - as before if your cover is only
slightly bigger than 1100k - say no more than 10% bigger
(1200k) - I will
include it if you'll allow me to
resave it at a slightly reduced quality/resolution,
otherwise it'll have to stay off the site.
UPDATED: In future,
covers should be no less than 250k in size.
This is because if they're compressed too much they don't
look good on the site and no one will be interested in
downloading your work. I've had quite a lot of covers in
recently which are good work but compressed a lot and so
don't look as good as they might. I've included them, but
I'd rather keep your covers looking as good as possible,
UPDATED: If you scan
them, please scan them flat and outside of the plastic
cover jacket / sleeve.
Again, this is to keep your work looking as good as
possible on the site. If you can't save your work
directly and have to scan in a printed copy, please try
and get it as straight as possible, as flat as possible
(put a couple of tapes on top of it to press it down
while you scan it) and do scan it outside of the sleeve /
jacket - the plastic reflects a lot of the scanning light
and can destroy any detail, especially if it's not a
THESE RULES HAVE
TO BE COMPLIED WITH - NO EXCEPTIONS, SORRY!
you're complying with my rules above - thank you for
Now you want to know what you get out of it, yes?
Okay, here's what to do and what will happen:
SENDING A COVER(S)
Please e-mail your cover(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and
put in the subject line of the e-mail TARDIS KEY COVER
SUBMISSION. Like many people I get lots of
spam e-mail and without this explanation in the subject
line I'll just delete your e-mail rather than risk
opening and getting a virus/worm/whatever. Please use the
above subject line, DON'T just put Dr Who cover
somesuch - it WILL get deleted.
HOW IT WILL APPEAR
If you send in a cover and it goes on the site, you'll be
given an entry
in the List of Contributors, along with the number of
covers you've sent in so far
e.g. JOE BLOGGS 17, FRED SMITH 5, MARTHA JONES 10 etc.
Your entry will link to a page containing a header
graphic with your name on it,
a contact e-mail address (if you wish me to add one - e-mail addresses
will NOT be
added to your page unless you tell me I can do so), a 'Last Updated'
a description of each cover e.g. AUTON 2:
SENTINEL or THE STONES OF
BLOOD, credits for the images/art you've
used on that cover and a thumbnail of that cover to link
to the actual cover for downloading.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
If you have any other questions not covered here, please
e-mail me at email@example.com and put in the
subject line of the e-mail TARDIS KEY QUESTION - again, please use
this subject heading or you could get deleted, sorry.
I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can, but if you
don't hear after a few days, please feel free to send me
a reminder in case I've either lost the first or fallen
E-MAIL FROM ME TO YOU
When I e-mail you it will be marked as from Martin or firstname.lastname@example.org, which is my normal
e-mail address and will have Re. TARDIS KEY COVER or Re. TARDIS KEY QUERY
the subject line for sure - that way you can be sure it's
from me and isn't spam. email@example.com is a forwarding
address only, but please use it rather than the cloisterbell one so I can easily sort
my mail - thanks!