Week Three of our Tributes challenge starts now!

Last week, we celebrated our favorite visual and musical artists. Check out the Pens from week two in our Art Heroes collection.

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Week Three Prompt: Literary Luminaries

This week, we celebrate the people who can work a different kind of magic with a pen! Let's pay tribute to our favorite folks in the world of literature.

Your Challenge

Create a Pen that pays tribute to your favorite author, book illustrator, or playwright.

How to Participate

Create a Pen and tag it codepenchallenge and the weekly tag cpc-lit-hero. We'll gather those Pens into a collection and share our favorites on Twitter and Instagram (Use the #CodePenChallenge tag on Twitter and Instagram as well).


  1. Children's books are full of magical images and brilliant turns of phrase. Create a Pen that showcases your favorite book from when you were little — or your favorite book to read to the little ones in your life!
  2. Book cover art is constantly evolving, and over time the very best books get many different covers. Could you recreate your favorite cover of your favorite book? Or maybe create a new one?
  3. Some great writing is meant to be performed. Highlight your favorite playwright's work with a fitting Pen tribute.


  1. Check out the The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection or the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for beautiful works of art in children's literature.
  2. Browse the Book Cover Archive or Typeroom's highlights from the Penguin Essentials Collection for cover inspiration.
  3. Planning to put on a play in a Pen? Browse through MIT's catalog of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, or dig into some modern classics in Onstage Blog's Top 25 Plays of the 21st Century...So Far.