The Stephenville Empire-Tribune is looking for writers who would like to join a panel of community columnists.

We are looking for Erath County writers willing to write a monthly column for six months. The topics can include just about anything - from politics to life as a stay-at-home mother.

To be considered as a community columnist, simply send two writing samples to sara.vandenberge@empiretribune.com. Please include a letter explaining what the columns will focus on and why you should be chosen to join the panel. Columns should not exceed 500 words. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Aug. 22.

An E-T staff committee will review the writing samples and select the panel, which will be announced in the Sunday, Aug. 29, edition of the Empire-Tribune.