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SOLSC 2019 Prize Winners Revealed!

It is my pleasure to announce the Twelfth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge prize winners. All participants who signed up for the challenge, completed the challenge faithfully, and signed our Participant Pledge were eligible for a prize. Thank you for setting aside time each day to share and give to this wonderful community of writers! Each winner was chosen and matched to a prize using a random number generator. Winners, as well as the generous donors, will be contacted via email within the next ten days.

Each prize is listed as it was in the reveal post. Winners are listed below their prize in dark blue lettering! Good luck!


Candlewick Press is donating the following to two lucky winners. 
The winners are Jessica Carey and Eric Wilkinson!


Charlesbridge Publishing is donating 4 prize packages of selected 2019 Charlesbridge spring titles.

The winners are Elana Waugh, Mary Montefinese, Andrea Cark, and Lisa Keeler!


Chronicle Books is donating a prize package of four picture books to one winner!

The winner is Daven Carlson.

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Corwin Publishing Company is donating a collection of professional books from  Gretchen Bernabei to one lucky winner.

The winner is Anna Barrick.


Heinemann Publishers is donating one of seventeen titles to seventeen lucky winners!

The winners are (PrizeWinner):

Teaching Writers to ReflectKatie Diez, Leading WellSuzanne Scannell, We Got ThisKristina Weller, Ink and IdeasSarah Schulte, A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning WritersSusan Kennedy, A Teacher’s Guide to Writing ConferencesErika Victor, The Six Academic Writing AssignmentsWhitney Karp, The Quickwrite HandbookLiz Forderhase, The Big Book of DetailsTrina Haase, The Writing Strategies BookMeaghan Heiges, Writing with MentorsAmy Griffin, Writers are ReadersJudy Kovalchik, Heart MapsJuliette Awua-Kyeremater, Joy WriteBev Baird, Project-Based WritingJodi Mahoney, Teaching Nonfiction RevisionFran Haley, Back and ForthCarol Varsalona

Kids Can Press

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 winner is Jaana Terhune.

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The Macmillan Publishing Company is offering three prize packages of a variety of books for three winners!

The winners are Jennifer Kesler, Anita Ferreri, and Morgan Davis. 

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Peachtree Publishing Company is donating five spring titles to one lucky winner.

The winner is Vickie Wright.


Scholastic is donating four of its most recent professional publications to four lucky winners!

The winners are Dennis Puhr, Diane Fay, Stephanie Meier, and Julie Kelly.


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.

The winner is Caitlyn Mink. 

Stenhouse Publishers is donating a prize pack of four titles to three lucky winners!   

The winners are Fran McVeigh, Brian Rozinsky, and Michelle Olson.

In addition to these generous publishing companies, we also received donations from individual authors who support the mission of Two Writing Teachers.

Two winners will receive a copy of Freewriting With Purpose, donated by author Karen Filewych.  Freewriting With Purpose will be published by Stenhouse in February 2019.

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The winners are Kim Koehler and Lynn Grainger.

Jennifer Jacobson is donating a Stenhouse professional book to three lucky winners to support the engagement of student writers.

The winners are Darin Johnston, Dawn Sherriff, and Patricia Holloway.

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.


The winners are Chris Margocs, Paula Bourque, Angie Nasrallah and Terje Akke.

Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 2.23.44 PM Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan are excited to offer two winners separate book packages.


Prize 1:  Their new book, It’s All About the Books, and two books for teachers to use in the classroom as mentor texts: Dreamers and Drawn Together.

The winner of prize one is Jennifer Floyd.

Prize 2:  Their new book, It’s All About the Books, and two books for teachers to use in the classroom as mentor texts: What Do You Do With A Voice Like That?  and Girl Running.

The winner of prize two is Peter Von Euler.

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.

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The winner is Erin Bradley. 

Jennifer Serravallo is offering your choice of any of her professional books autographed and sent to you.

The winner is Megan Watson.

Margaret Simon is donating a copy of her book,  Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscapea children’s poetry book with prompts for writing and drawing.

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The winner is Sarah Valter.

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.

The winner is Heidi Atlas.

Sally Donnelly is donating a set of colorful writing tools to brighten up a SOL story! Two slicers will write away with this prize.

The winner is Natasha Domina.

Jennifer Floyd’s prize includes a Rocketbook Everlast reusable notebook and pen.

The winner is Mandy Robek.

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.

The winner is Julie Zasadil.

Marilyn Miner is giving a prize to “celebrate her 5 years of being a part of this amazing group of educators.” One slicer will win a copy of Engaging Children by Ellin O. Keene.

The winner is Catherine Nash.

Many thanks once again to our mid-month challenge prize donors–The Highlights Foundation, NCTE, and Amy Ludwig VanDerwater!

These winners were already announced and are either enjoying or looking forward to their prizes!


24 thoughts on “SOLSC 2019 Prize Winners Revealed!

  1. Thank you so much!! Congratulations to everyone and all who completed the challenge!! I learned a lot from this and have enjoyed being a part of the community!


  2. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers and Heinemann for the prize of a professional text. I am delighted to have won the book, Back and Forth. Congratulations to all the other winners and thank you to all the donors.


  3. Well, I’ve been sick and am in the process of getting grades done for report cards, so this is a welcome surprise! Thank you to Jennifer Jacobson (for my awesome prize), to the TWT crew (for hosting), and to all the volunteers involved in making this challenge run so smoothly.

    This is a great place to write and to learn more about my own writing! 🙂


  4. I was excited to find winners among the several bloggers I’m following. And, I also won a prize! What a wonderful list of prizes! Thank you goes to all those who made it possible! I’m missing the daily inspirational insights.


  5. Wow! Thank you so much! Congratulations to all that participated in the challenge and to the team behind the scenes here at TWT that made it possible.


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