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Pen 2 Paper

a disability-focused creative writing competition

2015 contest is CLOSED

The deadline was Tuesday September 22, 2015.

But we'll be back in 2016; it's never too early to start working on your entry. See sidebar on the right to review contest rules and read past winners.

In the meantime, keep in touch! Sign up to receive periodic P2P updates by email, and join us at our (roughly) monthly Lion & Pirate open mics in Austin, co-hosted with VSA Texas at Malvern Books. Upcoming dates:

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for details and RSVP!

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 Pen 2 Paper

Submit your 2015 entry online.