Pen 2 Paper

a disability-focused creative writing competition

Pen 2 Paper is CLOSED for 2017. Finalist announcement coming in October.

What an amazing year for Pen 2 Paper! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted over 220 pieces of disability fiction, non-fiction, and poetry--more than double what we've ever received! We read so much outstanding work and are proud to announce winners and finalists in each division below. Full entries posted with permission; authors retain all rights.

Non Fiction

Read full Non Fiction entries and vote on your favorites!



Read full Fiction entries and vote on your favorites!



Read full Poetry entries and vote on your favorites!


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.

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