Modern Love Essay Contest

July 26th, 2010 by Bridget

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From the hippie culture to the AIDS epidemic to the Internet revolution, love has gone from “free” to fraught to Facebook. What is love now, in this age of 24/7 communication, blurred gender roles and new attitudes about sex and dating?

We invite college students nationwide to submit a personal essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words that illustrates the current state of love and relationships. The winning author will receive $1,000 and his or her essay will be published in a special “Modern Love” column on May 4, 2008 and on nytimes.com.

The online archive of Modern Love columns can be found here.

A book of collected columns—“Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion”—is available at bookstores and at the nytstore.com.

How to Enter

E-mail your essay (attached as a Word document AND pasted within the body of the e-mail), name, e-mail address, phone number, college and year of graduation to: essaycontest@nytimes.com

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2008

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