The New York Times' Modern Love is the Holy Grail for writers. I tried six times to get in and every time was politely rebuffed. My pieces took place too far in the past. The tone wasn't right. The subject matter wasn't quirky enough. I just gave up, assuming they hated me, but then a month ago, I was talking to a writer friend about the tortoise I had had and loved for 20 years, and she said, "That's a Modern Love." I didn't think so, but I wrote it, as a tribute to the tortoise that had meant so much to me. And today, it's published in the NYT!
I hope you will read it.
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