The Examiner has teamed up with Huddersfield University to launch a short story competition.
It coincides with the university's first Festival of Literature - which has its preview tonight.
Joanne Harris will read at the Canalside West building, in a prelude to the main event next March.
The spring festival will be opened by the university's chancellor, actor Patrick Stewart. It will run from March 16 to 19 with events taking place across Huddersfield.
Venues will include the university, the Media Centre and Huddersfield Art Gallery.
And YOU could be joining authors like Sarah Hall, Louise Welsh and Julie Myerson, reading YOUR work.
We want you to write a story on any subject - but it must be no more than 1,500 words long.
To qualify, you must be aged 16 or over, and live within the Examiner's circulation area.
There's a top prize of £250 for our winner. And the winner, plus runners-up, will be invited to join a one-day writing workshop with a professional author, to help them hone their skills further.
Entrants must be prepared to read an extract of their work in front of an audience at the festival in March - and they must also be happy to see their work and possibly a photograph in the Examiner, published under their real name.
We reserve the right to edit stories, sympathetically of course.
Examiner Editor Roy Wright says: "We're a creative town and we know there will be plenty of Examiner readers who can shine if they put pen to paper, or sit down at a computer.
"There's a saying that everyone has a novel in them. If that's the case, no-one has an excuse for not being able to come up with a good, short story!"
There's plenty of time before the final closing date of March 1.
And we'll be giving you lots of help in the Examiner over the next few weeks - watch out for our special series starting on Tuesday.
Every week, top writing experts will give advice on how to get started, how to develop your characters, and everything else you need to know to get ahead in our contest.