The New York Times’ “Modern Love” College Essay Contest Wants Your Essays! (Deadline 3/15/15)


The New York Times is pleased to announce its third “Modern Love” College Essay Contest, open to college undergraduates nationwide.

Students are invited to submit personal essays that reveal what love is like for them in this age of 24/7 communication, blurred gender roles and new attitudes about sex and dating.

Contest information:

Essay length: 1500-1700 words

Deadline: March 15, 2015 (11:59 pm EST)

E-mail to:

An essay on writing just published in the NYT by the Modern Love editor – “How We Write About Love” – might be helpful to students.

The winning writer will receive $1000 and his or her essay will be published in The New York Times in May. In the past, four runners up also have had their essays published in print and online. In 2011 the contest drew more than 1400 essays from students at 370 schools nationwide.

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