Pen 2 Paper

a disability-focused creative writing competition

Pen 2 Paper, CTD's annual disability-focused creative writing contest, is open! The deadline for this year's content was Friday, August 14th, 2020.

Update Sept. 21: We are still making our way through this year's entries and hope to announce finalists soon! Apologies for keeping our writers waiting!

Please note the following changes to this year's contest:

Questions or comments about any of these changes? Let us know!

Finally, if you haven’t already, check out the 2019 finalists and winners

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, energy, and funds.

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