Ğabdulla (or Abdullah) Tuqay is pronounced “Ab-doo-lah Touk-eye” and not in any other way. “The Tuqay” or “the Tuqay” are going to be used most often, but “TQY” will also be used sometimes for short. Please cite to us and mention the author being cited in links, cross-posts, and borrowed work. We won’t be difficult about it if you do not give us any reason to, so just be kind and follow the common rules of journalism and the internet, please.
The Tuqay publishes new stories once a week. This deliberate pace is, well, deliberate. Instead of chasing the news, we have the opportunity to tell stories with long arcs and update them every few months. For daily updates on what is going on in the greater world and behind the scenes, please follow the Tumblr and the Twitter accounts.
We bring a variety of media, topics, and points of view to this corner of the internet. The more we can mix up video with photography, poetry with prose, the more successful we can be in our mission. We also hope to bring authors and artists from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and worldviews into our home. We allow a broad degree of editorial control, but are still more than happy to copyedit and to provide assistance.
While the 800 word essay, the 4 minute video, and the 12 picture slide have become the Universal Internet Standard, we welcome all forms and all lengths. Please, feel free to be creative.
If you are interested in submitting or pitching to our website – and we hope you do – please send an e-mail to stories [at] the tuqay.com
Unless stated otherwise, all content on this website is owned by the Tuqay and its administration. If you have your work published on this website, you will have joint Copyright ownership. Either you or the website will be able to republish the work or any portions of the work by themselves. If you have any questions about this, or if you would like to modify this arrangement, please contact us in your submission/pitch; stories [at] the tuqay.com
We publish everything in English. However, we welcome all translations and subtitles in all relevant languages. If you want to submit or pitch something to the Tuqay, but are uncomfortable communicating in English, we are more than happy to provide copyediting or dubbing.
All of our content is available as a .pdf for download, with embeddable media where relevant. This makes it far easier for an on-the-go audience to relax and take their time with the stories when they have time to do so. It also makes our stories available on all devices. You could even print them out, were you so inclined.
There is no commenting supported at the Tuqay. The Comments section of any website is either rotten and at times scatological affair or unnecessarily subaltern. We believe that our audience has good things to say, but we do not want those voices drowned out in a sea of spam, skinheads, and sootmouths.
In lieu of comments, we will have a weekly “Letters to the Editor” where readers can chime in and engage with the stories and the storytellers. If you want to respond to an article, send an e-mail to comment [at] the tuqay.com
with a clearly non-spammy subject line. Please note if you want to be published as anonymous or as public, otherwise we will use our best discretion.
If you have any interest in a business relationship or have any other questions, please send an e-mail to contact [at] the tuqay.com