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Pen 2 Paper

a disability-focused creative writing competition

2014 Finalists

Thanks for your patience as we've worked to select our finalists for this year. It wasn't easy (it never is)! Finalists in each category are listed below. Entries posted with permission; authors retain all rights.


Non Fiction



We'll announce the FINAL RESULTS (top entry in each category + grand prize winner) during the week of November 3. We'll also announce results and updates on our Facebook page.

During and after the judging period, we'll continue holding our Lion & Pirate open mic nights with VSA Texas roughly once a month at Malvern Books. For our next event, we're putting the open mic on hold to bring you something a little different. Author and Pen 2 Paper judge Joyce Tepley will reading from her new book Thriving Thought It: How They Do It. Join us Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7pm!

About the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Contest

CTD's annual Pen 2 Paper (P2P) creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice! 

P2P is the ONLY disability-focused creative writing competition in Texas (correct us if we're wrong!). Our goals are to:

While P2P is based in Texas, people from other states or countries are welcome to enter. 

Each year, entries are evaluated by a panel of volunteer judges, and prizes are awarded to the top entries in each category. Winners and finalists will be posted on P2P's website and given opportunities to share their work in public settings.

Local and state sponsors and volunteers help make the competition possible by contributing their time, expertise, products, services, and energy.

Submit to Pen2Paper

Submit your 2014 entry online.