The McAllen Public Library is calling on Hidalgo County writers to submit a copy of their published books in an effort to feature more “homegrown authors,” according to a news release.

Submitted books are referred to a selection committee, and could be included in the library’s local authors collection. Books must be for teen or adult audiences, and authors must be 16 or older.

“McAllen Public Library recognizes and values the talent of our community. The local author collection will be a unique way to highlight our local authors and provide a way for more people to discover their work,” said Library Director Kate Horan in the news release. “More importantly, these books will be written by people from our own community and will serve to capture the unique experience of living in this part of the state.”

For more information, call the McAllen Public Library at (956) 681-3000.