Attention, college students:
The Modern Love College Essay Contest, which starts today, is open to college students nationwide. What is love, in this age of 24/7 communication, blurred gender roles and new ideas about sex and dating?
We are looking for young writers with something to say about the current state of love and relationships — true stories, rooted in your lives, that pull readers aside and say, “It’s like this ...”
The winner will receive $1,000, and the essay will be published in Modern Love on May 4.
Runner-up essays may be published as well. The entry deadline is March 31. Go to nytimes.com/essay for details and an archive of Modern Love columns. A collection of columns, “Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion,” is sold at nytstore.com.