The 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) will run from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 31. Everyone who participates in the adult challenge–not to be confused with the classroom challenge–for all 31 days will be eligible to win a prize at the end of the month. To win a prize, you will need to write a Slice of Life Story every day during the month of March. Properly linking your post in the comment section of the daily call for Slices is also required. Please remember, do NOT post your link on our SOL info page. Post your link on the daily call for Slices. When you complete the challenge, you will sign a pledge at the end of the month. Prize recipients will be selected randomly at the end of the challenge using a random number generator. Winners will be announced in mid-April.
And so — TA-DA — here is the list of prizes for the 12th Annual SOLSC, all donated by generous publishers and individuals. Please click on the links to visit their pages.
Candlewick Press is donating the following to two lucky winners:
Charlesbridge Publishing is donating 4 prize packages of selected 2019 Charlesbridge spring titles.
Chronicle Books is donating a prize package of four picture books to one winner!
Heinemann Publishers is donating one of seventeen titles to seventeen lucky winners!
Kids Can Press is donating a prize package of NINETEEN picture books to one lucky winner! What a nice boost to a picture book library.
The Macmillan Publishing Company is offering three prize packages of a variety of books for three winners!
Peachtree Publishing Company is donating five spring titles to one lucky winner.
Scholastic is donating four of its most recent professional publications to four lucky winners!
Simon & Schuster is donating two books: King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory’s History of King Arthur and His Kings of the Round Table adapted by Sidney Lanier and illustrated by N.C. Wyeth and The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Collection by Ursula K. Le Guin and illustrated by Charles Vess.
Stenhouse Publishers is donating a prize pack of four titles to three lucky winners!
In addition to these generous publishing companies, we also received donations from individual authors who support the mission of Two Writing Teachers.
Jennifer Jacobson is donating a Stenhouse professional book to three lucky winners to support the engagement of student writers.
Four slicers will win a three month Level 2 membership in The Writing Center for Teacher-Writers donated by Jennifer Laffin of Teach Write Academy.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan are excited to offer two winners separate book packages.
Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts are offering your choice of any of their professional books: A Novel Approach, DIY Literacy, or Falling in Love with Close Reading.
Jennifer Serravallo is offering your choice of any of her professional books autographed and sent to you.
Margaret Simon is donating a copy of her book, Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape, a children’s poetry book with prompts for writing and drawing.
Finally, we also received donations from our own writing community of year-round Slice of Life writers.
Emily Culbertson, is donating a copy of Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z Diary by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a composition notebook with a fun cover, and (everyone’s favorite) pack of 4 Flair pens by PaperMate.
Sally Donnelly is donating a set of colorful writing tools to brighten up a SOL story! Two slicers will write away with this prize.
Jennifer Floyd’s prize includes a Rocketbook Everlast reusable notebook and pen.
Jone Rush MacCulloch is donating a copy of New Bridges, A Haiku Anthology by The Portland Haiku Group, H is for Haiku by Sydell Rosenburg, and a blank journal.
Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly have more prizes… we do! Keep your eye out for our mid-month challenges. There will be more prizes for those challenge winners, donated by The Highlights Foundation, NCTE, and Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.
I am the Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Simsbury, CT, and I love what I do. I get to write and inspire others to write! Additionally, I am the mom to four fabulous daughters and the wife of a great husband.