Oct 13, 2005

20x20 contest


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.

We are seeking essays about, but not limited to, the following subjects: Family, Career, Sex, Society, and Self. Be specific. Be unique. We want you to tell us—and, by extension, the entire world—something we haven’t heard before, something that defines you as a member of this burgeoning generation. Make us laugh, make us think, make us mad—just don’t make us yawn.


• One entry per person.
• Entries must be nonfiction, written in English, and between 500 and 5,000 words in length.
• You must be between the ages of 20 and 29 as of September 1, 2006.
• Entries must be received by November 24, 2005.
• Winners will be selected by an editorial panel of your peers.
• The Grand Prize-winning essay will receive $20,000; up to 28 Runners-Up will also be selected for publication.
• Winners will be notified. (Due to volume of submissions, we can not respond to every entry.)
• Don’t trust anyone over 30.

Sound good? Do you pass the test? If so, click here for official contest rules and regulations. Then go here to submit.

I meet the eligibility requirements, have the confidence, and am always looking for an excuse to hone my writing skill. What the hell, might as well.


Kinuki said...

Hee hee. You definitely fit the qualifier of being unique. =) Hope it goes well. Can't wait to read it when it's published. ~.^

Timberwolf said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence! **snugs**

The hardest part is going to be putting myself in the right frame of mind for it, as I'll be swamped with school projects up to and beyond November 24th... and school projects usually require systematic and scientific composition, rather than creative or insightful rhetoric. When inspiration hits, though, this will certainly be something to work on.