Creative Roundtable - Modern Love: Dating in the Digital Age

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association

Creative Roundtable: “Modern Love: Dating in the Digital Age”


Northeast Modern Languages Association

23-26 March 2017

Baltimore, MD  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy


Description: The New York Times column “Modern Love” is “a series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love” in the modern world. Immensely popular with readers, the column has recently been developed into a podcast. This creative roundtable seeks proposals for creative pieces on love, dating, sex, marriage, and relationships in the digital age. Submissions in any genre(s)—poetry, sudden or flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or excerpts from longer works—are all welcome. Along with a description of your proposal, please include a brief biographical note highlighting any creative publications (or any especially memorable online dates). Additionally, please indicate approximately how much time you anticipate needing to read your work at the roundtable.


Submission Guidelines: Please submit 300-word proposals by 30 September 2016. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the NeMLA website:


The title of this panel is “On Reading and Re-Reading Literature,” and the number is 16448.


Questions? Contact Richard Johnston at