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June 2, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Leaving New York

Raquel "Roxy" Mellifera

I paid that dollar, mostly because I wanted an excuse to talk to him.

May 19, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Black River

Sean Tanner

I could hear the Essex lads cooing and whispering to her, telling her that it would be okay

April 21, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay


Alyana C

The second time I gave him head he couldn’t get hard. He said this never happens.

March 24, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Group Sex Eulogy

Mic Jones

Not all her parties were sex parties and she didn’t always call me her girlfriend, but we rode that late summer into an Autumn of mostly lesbian orgies. Sabine driving the car, everyone else an

March 10, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Your Second Call

Vallie Lynn Watson

I should have called out, “Marry me,” followed by your name, in that quarter-second of dead air.
Nothing too prosaic, nothing too provocative, just four beats, a stunted swirl of “M”s and “R”s.

February 18, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Sick Gal Seeks Rare Elk Sighting or Mate

Laura Adrienne Brady

Chronic illness already made dating hard. And then the pandemic arrived.

“I almost forgot—” my childhood friend interjected as we were wrapping up a phone call on a blustery September day. “I

December 3, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Curious Case of Dumbledore, Transplants, and God

Ethan Kahana

When reciting the Ten Plagues in Hebrew, we customarily dip our knives into our wine glass for each plague and set a drop of wine on our dinner plate.

November 19, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

4 Poems

Kathleen Radigan

Do we keep our husbands’ secrets,
or distribute them like sweets 
amongst ourselves?

October 1, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Anti-Vegas Vegas Blues

John Yohe




am the only man to come to Las Vegas w/an ex-gf and not fuck her—arriving two nights early on my own to hike up in

September 3, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Good Enough for Government Work: Becoming a Cam Girl

Brittany Micka-Foos

One night—which was, as it turned out, my last night camming

August 13, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Virgil Abloh Attends a Filipino Party

Lloyd Alimboyao Sy

But her coup de grace was when she started bringing a white boyfriend to our parties. He was a real champion. His name was John.

July 30, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

My Brief, Disastrous Attempt at Polyamory

Audrey W.

We started as open, NOT poly. This was a very important distinction to us, despite not having a working definition of either types of relationships. It was, we both agreed, substantially less cringe

May 28, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

He Belonged in a Dystopian Movie

Kaci Neves

I was still pouting over hometown boy, and neck-deep in an article about foiled wallpaper when I got a Facebook message from Preston. Could we get together? 

May 14, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

When My Mother Could No Longer Talk Me Off the Ledge

Catherine Davis

Like many who quit drinking, my mother became a proselytizer for sobriety.

April 30, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Is Yours This Good?

Summer Koester 

Do I break up with my Venezuelan surfer and move back to Alaska? I debated. Or bring him to the U.S. and marry him?

April 23, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

It’s All Greek to Me

Jack Lancaster

he flashed a toothless grin, all James Dean California Cool, a tan blonde blue-eyed surfer type. I imagined him as the boys Lana sang about.

April 9, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Sex Lives of Parents in the Time of School Shootings

Laura Jean Baker

Sex would remain forever yoked to this school shooting, grief combined with an uncanny moment of clarity: life won’t be the same after this, regardless.

March 26, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

We Talked to Scientists About Desire

Kathleen Radigan

At night, we lay on unmoored mattresses, pressing hands over our eyes to block out spears of light from the street. We cursed our naked windows.

March 12, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Anatomical Love

Gabriella Giambanco

In the anatomy lab, we are peeing into cups to check for any abnormalities within the urine

February 12, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Sex Addict Walks Into a Sex Party

L Scully

Shit, is this what the Zoom room people mean when they say fantasy addict?

August 14, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Learning Love Can Be a Creative Force

Alyssa Oursler

S and I were together nearly a year before the band really got back on the road. Their six-week tour started in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Brief History of an Extinction

Amanda-Gaye Smith

I will feel like a bad country cover of a Kate Bush song.

June 19, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Love by Blackberry Wireless Device


> One of my favorite reading experiences was a book called "The Silent
> Woman" by the journalist Janet Malcolm; it was about the biographical
> treatments of Sylvia Plath and the impossibility of biography in general.

June 12, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

It was all so poetic, Ma, the way we loved.

H. K. Agustin

The stench of my high school ID lanyard hung around my neck like a noose for the rest of the school year, reminding me of my capacity for self-destruction.

May 29, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Foil Grip: Lessons in Fencing & Other Indoor Sports

Lindsey Danis

As a baby dyke, I’d waded into sex and romance like a kid at a water park, slowly and then all at once. Now I was on the sidelines.

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Pregaming Grief

Danielle Chelosky

Love is like a museum. You have to look around, experience things, and then leave.

Who Killed Mabel Frost?

Miss Unity

I thought I was unhappy as a man. Turns out I was just unhappy…


Garielle Lutz

Garielle's longest, most peculiar, most particularized book. A sure-to-be collector's item. Not be be missed!