Every October, we publish the Hot 20 Under 40, a series of profiles on the city's most up-and-coming movers and shakers (check out last year's class, which included The Dodos, Stephen Elliott, Tim Lincecum and The Brooklyn Circus, here). We're gearing up to select our 2010 class and are now accepting submissions for the Reader's Choice spot.

So send in your submissions! The nominees must be under the age of 40 by October 1, 2010, a Bay Area resident and doing something amazing. We're looking for nominations across all areas and disciplines: arts, science, tech, food, politics, design, sports, environmentalism, literature...you name it.

***Nominations are now closed. Check back soon for a gallery of the nominees.