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A Valentine’s Day Call for Submissions!

So I’ve taken a slight hiatus from the blog, mainly because I’ve been grading, working on lessons, AND working on a project with a(n incredibly talented) writer buddy of mine. If anyone is interested in submitting a piece, check it out:

Call for Essays

Rendezvous in the Rough: Essays from the 21st Century Dating Trenches

Online dating. Alleged dating site identities. Sexting. Second go-rounds. We’re all in this for the long haul (or even the short haul), but how do we date and (gasp) find love with all of the new obstacles of the 21st century getting in the way?

In this collection we seek witty, wry, raw, insightful, and/or (yes, always) humorous essays (be they happy-ending, painful, regretful, or even tragic) about dating in the 21st century. Above all, they need to be real. We seek personal, but not solely anecdotal, writing. We want to know the affect and effect of putting yourself out there in a technological dating pool. Essays should be literary and creative in nature, rather than expository.

Topics may include:

• Online dating sites;
• Learning about potential paramours through Google/Facebook/online dating/etc. sites;
• Getting to know someone through social media;
• Revisiting dating after divorce, and how the scene has changed;
• The post-date experience, whether offline or online; and/or
• Pitch it to us. We might like it.

Please submit an essay between 500 and 4,000 words, as well as a brief bio (including relevant publications and background) by May 30, 2015.

How to Submit:

Submit via e-mail to datingtrenches@gmail.com. Use this subject line: Rendezvous in the Rough — [Author First and Last Name]. Paste your essay and bio into the body of your e-mail, as well as in an attachment. Attachments are preferred in .doc or .docx format.

Additional Details:

Original essays only. No reprints.

Anticipated 2016 publication date.

Compensation by way of contributor copies.

Authors retain copyright to individual works.

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