Slice of Life Story Challenge

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes – 7th Annual SOLSC

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The 7th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge will run from Saturday, March 1st until Monday, March 31st.  Everyone who participates in the challenge (the adult challenge, not the classroom challenge) for all 31 days will be eligible to win a prize at the end of the month.  We have over 50 prizes to give away!  To win a prize, you will need to write a Slice of Life Story every day during the month of March.  You will need to properly link your post in the comment section of Stacey’s daily call for Slices.  We will be keeping track of those who write every day, and prize recipients will be selected randomly at the end of the challenge.  Winners will be announced in early April.

Take a look at this fabulous list of prizes!  Click on an image to visit that sponsor’s website.


Stenhouse is donating five books to five separate winners.  The winners may choose any Stenhouse book from the catalog.



Kids Can Press is donating a full set of Binky the Space Cat graphic novels.

Candlewick Press is offering an entire set (five books total) of Emily Windsnap paperback books to one lucky winner.


Chronicle Books is donating five children’s books along with five journals to five separate winners.


From Scholastic, a donation of 16 hardcover books from their 2013-2014 collection for one lucky winner 16 lucky winners. (Edited on 4/6/14)


From Heinemann, one person will win a book of their choosing from the new Heinemann Spring Catalog.  (More giveaways from Heinemann to come throughout the month!)


The Daily Cafe

The 2 Sisters (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) are donating 10 prizes to 10 winners.  Five winners will receive a free three-month membership to the Daily Cafe.  Five other winners will receive a free three-month membership to the new online classroom conferring program, CCPensieve.

Cinco Puntos

Cinco Punto Press is donating three separate books to three separate winners: Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch by Xavier Garza, Remember Dippy by Shirley Vernick, and House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle.

Forest Has a Song

Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is donating an autographed copy of her book, Forest Has a Song, to one lucky winner.

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Harper Collins is donating two copies of Allegiant by Veronica Roth for two winners.


Random House is donating a prize package of three books for one winner: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee, The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson, and The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson.

Simon & Schuster is donating three books to one lucky winner.


In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin is donating five copies of the book to five winners.


Charlesbridge Publishing is donating a collection of their Spring 2014 picture books for young readers.  The set contains 14 books for one winner.

Additionally, some of our fellow Slicers have graciously donated prizes.  Take a look:

NF Notebooks

Ramona Behnke is donating a professional book written by Aimee Buckner titled Nonfiction Notebooks: Strategies for Informational Writing.

Writing Stories

Linda Baie is donating two copies to two separate winners of Writing Stories: Ideas, Exercises, and Encouragement for Teachers and Writers of All Ages by Carolyn Coman.

Before I Was Born

Bernadette Laganella is donating two copies of her self-published book, Before I Was Born, to two winners.

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Donna Smith will send a personalized mug to one lucky winner.  The mug will be personalized with key words from the winner’s Slice of Life Stories.

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Jamie Ayres is donating the first two installments of her young adult trilogy, 18 Things and 18 Truths, to one winner.

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Jone Rush MacCulloch is donating a copy of her book, Solace in Nature.

Clare and Tammy, authors of Assessment in Perspective, are donating A Writer’s Survival Kit to one winner.  The kit contains one Slice of Life journal, some dark chocolates, a candle, and the book One Word that Will Change Your Life by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon.  Perfect for inspiration and comfort!


Carrie Cahill is donating one copy of her book, No More Summer Reading Loss.

Stacie notebooks

Stacie is donating two of her beautiful, hand made journals to two lucky winners.


Catherine Flynn is donating a copy of Dani Shapiro’s book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.

Wait, that’s not all!  Throughout the month, there will be some special challenges and giveaways! Keep your eye out for posts during the month of March for more information!  The prizes are a secret for now, but I will tell you they are from Macmillan, Heinemann, Responsive Classroom, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Aren’t these prizes fabulous?  Of course, we can all agree that the real prizes at the end of the challenge don’t come in the mail.  The real rewards are writing for 31 consecutive days and belonging to a community of writers.

But prizes are nice, too.

13 thoughts on “Prizes, Prizes, Prizes – 7th Annual SOLSC

  1. Oh my goodness! Amazing prizes. Wonderful opportunity and challenge. My fourth graders started slicing this week on kidblog, and I started my own blog. We are all really excited. I love that my email inbox is full tonight with comments waiting for approval… the kids all went home and started reading and commenting on one another’s slices.


  2. Someone or someones have been busy! Thanks for all you hard work on setting this up, keeping track of all us crazy writers and connecting with publishers for donation of prizes. This takes time and energy. It is appreciated!!


  3. I’m getting energized for the March SOL. I haven’t written in quite some time and definitely feeling rusty but at the same time missing it. Prizes definitely inspire 🙂 Thanks so much for pushing me to sharpen my pencils!


  4. I still have the “Write it’s good for you” painting that Ruth did! It’s in my classroom. I will happily donate a copy of my book for a prize as well. But it’s kind of techy!


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