17 Jul, 2024

Major Themes and Symbols ​From The House of Bernarda Alba

In the play, ​The House of Bernarda Alba ​by Federico Garcia Lorca, oppression, death, depression, and desire are recurrent themes that relate to each other. The play, la casa de Bernarda Alba, also focuses on what happens when freedom and individuality are restricted. Almost all the characters in The House of Bernarda Alba fall into […]

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Content Creation At Its Finest: The Ultimate Guide For Every Writer

A decade ago, only a few people were aware of the true significance of content creation. Web content was used to address the basics of a certain product. The marketers were oblivious to the power of conceptualization. They never considered the need to educate customers let alone attracting buyers. With the wave of modernization, industries […]

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Top Writers Give Their Best Advice to New Authors Who Want To Break into the Industry

Getting started is the hardest part. Whether you’re psyching yourself up to put pen to paper or you’re gearing up to get your book in front of agents and editors, the publishing world is an intimidating place. Luckily, though, you’re not the first person to face the challenges of becoming a new author. Scores of […]

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The Borough Press Manuscript Prize For BAME Writers—Apply (Awards: £10,000 publishing contract with The Borough Press and More)

Have you been submitting your full-length book to literary agents and publishers without success? If your answer is yes, I have good news for you. The Borough Press is collaborating with The Good Literary Agency to read unsolicited smanuscripts for un-agented BAME writers. One lucky writer will be selected to receive a £10,000 publishing contract […]

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The Seventh Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Contest Is Open (Prizes: $3,000)—Apply

The Hektoen Journal of Medical humanities is currently accepting entries for its seventh International Grand Prix Essay Contest. All essays must be about Medicine. In the last edition, essayists were asked to write on the  theme of Food and the Body.  This edition is slightly different. Writers won’t be restricted to any particular theme. All […]

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Literary Treatise | On Contemporary African Writers And Their Choices Of Themes

African literature has really come a long way, with a new crop of contemporary African writers emerging on both the African and global literary scene. From Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe setting the pace to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ben Okri following up to Yaa Gyasi, NoViolet Bulawayo, Uzodinma Iweala, Chigozie Obioma, Taiye Selasi and […]

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The Fountain Essay Contest 2018—Apply (Prizes: $2,100)

Essays are currently being accepted for the 2018 fountain essay contest. The theme for this edition is ‘gratitude. Essayists are expected to answer this grand question: Should We Be Grateful? Here’s how the editors put it: That perfect cup of coffee in the morning. Seeing an old friend for the first time in years. A […]

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