Pen 2 Paper 2017 Results

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.

Grand Prize

Crip Cargo Heidi Johnson-Wright

Non Fiction

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1st Place: Rheumatoid Arthritis Zen Master Extraordinaire Jessica Hitch
2nd Place: Disabled Courtney Felle
Audience Favorite: Manual Reset Anna Kaye-Rogers

Finalists:

Fiction

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1st Place: Everything is Awesome Deanna Altomara
2nd Place: Dementia Dean Gessie
Audience Favorite: The Train to Nowhere: A Fictional Account of My Journey with Crohn's Disease Dejv M. Mutnjakovic

Finalists:

Poetry

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1st Place: My Grandmother Greets Me as Tommy TJ Reynolds
2nd Place: Mental Psychosis Robert Robeson
Audience Favorite: Never Mind Debz Butler

Finalists:

The Ones that Got Away (posted throughout 2018)

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