For quite some time TPQ has published around four items a day. Much of what has featured previously appeared on other blogs and websites. The increasing volume of material we try to cover has resulted in endlessly having to play catch up but never quite making it. Such has been the prodigious output from some sites that TPQ has resorted to offering a round-up of their content via links rather than feature the articles per se.
From today TPQ will be changing tack, restricting itself to a maximum of two daily slots. Priority will be given to original pieces specifically penned for TPQ. Writing that has already been published elsewhere will generally only be considered on request from the author. It can no longer be guaranteed that every such request will be followed by publication. If there is space within the 14 slots available each week, the request should be accommodated. However, preference will be given to pieces with no history in the public domain, to new blogs trying to establish themselves and also to those writers who have no other outlet. The writing of prisoners, regardless of the cause of their imprisonment, will always find a home in TPQ.
From the requests for re-publication that might come, TPQ will seek to pluck those articles that have a particular resonance with the central themes this blog has become known for. Focus will invariably settle on articles addressing issues of the freedom to express, write and inquire. Opposition to censorship, which in many ways has come to define TPQ, will remain as central to ever.
There will be occasions when an article from another source for some reason catches our eye and which we would like to see getting a wider airing. In that situation, where TPQ has not been directly requested by the author of the piece to reproduce, we will ask the writer for their permission to run it. That is the only occasion TPQ will run a feature from elsewhere in the absence of a request to do so.
TPQ welcomes suggestions from all its readers as to how the blog should be developed.