The requirements are simple. Nominees must be 39 years of age or younger, live in the New Orleans area, and be worthy of distinction. Tell us about their backgrounds, accomplishments and future plans; be sure to include their exact birth date and any additional information our selection committee might find useful. Elected officials are not eligible. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 24; winners will be published in our Nov. 2 issue. Send nominations to 40 Under 40, c/o Gambit Weekly, Attn: Shala Carlson, 3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA, 70119. Fax nominations to 483-3144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.