Pen 2 Paper 2019 Results

With nearly 400 pieces of disability fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics, we continue to break the previous year's record for entries received! Our deepest thanks to everyone who submitted work to this year's annual Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition (P2P).

Linked entries are posted with permission; authors retain all rights. Please note that starred entries contain strong language, graphic violence, or sexual content.

Grand Prize

I Didn't Think Nick Minges


Read all Poetry Finalists

First Place & Audience Favorite: Faces of Adam Marcia Pradzinski
Second Place: #480 Just Another Day in Winter Ashlee-Ann Sneller


Read all Non-Fiction finalists

First Place: Lip Reading Och Gonzalez
Second Place: Ticka-Ticka-Tap @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ Nicole Popel
Audience Favorite: Complete Comfort Rose Shrader


Read all Fiction finalists

First Place: The Castle Kitsilano Emily Coletta
Second Place: Carl's Night Out * John Power
Audience Favorite: Heartless * VA Christie


Read all Comics finalists

First Place & Audience Favorite: Spoons: A Diary on Chronic Illness Grace Desmarais
Finalist: Conversation with my Girlfriend in the Shower, Post Diagnosis * Sivan Piatigorsky-Roth

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