Students: The New York Times Wants to Publish Your College Essay


Is your college application essay about money, work, social class, or another related topic?

If so, The New York Times wants to hear from you.

“Some number of months ago, before things changed entirely, you may have written an essay as part of an application for undergraduate admission. And perhaps it was about work or lack of work, what it’s like to be rich or far from it, or some other topic that touches on money,” the paper writes in its call for submissions. “If so, we’d like to see your essay.”

The deadline for submission is July 6.

Read the top essays from 2013201420152016,  20172018, and 2019 and submit your own.

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