$400 For Essays About “Modern Love”

The New York Times is calling for submissions for their column “Modern Love.” They pay $400 per essay. Publication could also lead to other opportunities. An essay they published from 2006 resulted in a book contract with Random House and a movie deal with Lion’s Gate.

According to the New York Times website:

‘The editors of Modern Love are interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood…any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.” Ideally, essays should spring from some central dilemma the writer has faced in his or her life. It helps if the situation has a contemporary edge, though this is not essential. Most important is that the writing be emotionally honest and the story be freshly and compellingly told. ‘

They accept submissions on a continuous basis.

To learn more, or to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.

You may notice that the date on the guidelines page is rather old. However, they are still accepting submissions on a continuous basis.

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