Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The New York Times is doing an essay contest for College students. Since I am currently a Grad Student, I'm in. I'm currently working on my submission and I will post it here once it's been submitted.
And I think you everyone else should submit something too. You can write anything you want. Write about break ups, vibrators, 1970's porn, whatever necessary to convey your point. Just write.
Here's the run down as stated on www.nytimes.com/ads/marketing/modernlove:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Submission Deadline:
March 31, 2008