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Pen 2 Paper

a disability-focused creative writing competition

As always, we couldn't more gratedul for or excited about the fantastic entries we received this year- from all around the world! And for the first time ever, we have a tie for the Grand Prize! Winners and finalists in each category are listed below. Entries posted with permission; authors retain all rights.

Grand Prize

It Will Be More Beautiful David Borden Read in
Foggy Morning Joyce Frohn Read in


1st Place: Second Chair Daniel Rosen Read in


Non Fiction

1st Place: Friday Night En(light)enment Jungin Lee Read in



1st Place: Lady in Blue Jennifer Ruth Jackson Read in



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:

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.