We of the soaked prunes are too advanced in age even to qualify for Random House’s competition-based anthology for new and emerging writers in their 20’s, much less to begin to procrastinate on a submission. But you young’uns out there should spiff up your best short nonfiction and send it in:
Random House is looking for the most original voices of the twentysomething generation, writing about their lives, their passions, their world. We will be publishing the best essays in a book titled Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: The Best New Voices of 2006. There will be a grand prize of $20,000 to the top winner.
There’s no entry fee. The editor says “super famous” writers need not apply.