Slice of Life Story Challenge · SOLSC


Today is the eleventh day of the 16th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! It’s my first day hosting this month. Thanks to Sarah Valter for passing the torch to me as we continue this month-long writing challenge.


Seasoned slicers, do you remember the Welcome Wagon? It was a group of seasoned slicers who were assigned three to four new slicers during the month of March as designated readers and commenters. This was a way to usher in new slicers and help them feel connected to the community from the beginning. In an effort to lessen the workload for co-authors, we took a break from this past practice. However, we had an idea to bring it back in some form.

If you are a seasoned slicer (you have joined the March challenge in previous years) and are interested in taking on two, three, or four new slicers as a designated reader, click here to sign up. This is to give us an idea of how many seasoned slicers might want to take on this extra duty during the month of March. We’ll get back to those who are interested once we’ve determined how much interest we have.


Of all the things I get to do as a co-author hosting the SOLSC each year, my favorite part is always featuring and sharing inspiring posts with the community. Stacey Shubitz steered me toward David Grossman, and I’m so glad she did. David is a first-year slicer, and his post titled “The Waiting Place” is one many of us can relate to. If you haven’t attempted writing a slice in poem form, this will be a great mentor and might inspire you to try!


Need to contact a co-author with a question? Please email us rather than leaving your question in your comment (below). Thank you, in advance, for your patience with us. We receive many emails during the first few days of the challenge. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

Contact one of these co-authors if you have questions about the individual challenge.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – C, please email questions to Morgan Davis at medavis8[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters D – G, please email questions to Amy Ellerman at ellermanamy[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters H – K, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters L – N, please email questions to Jenna Komarin at Jennakomarin[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters O – R, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters S – V, please email questions to Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters W – Z, please email questions to Sarah Valter at sarahvalterreads[at]

Questions about the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge should be directed to one of these co-authors:

  • If your last name begins with the letters A -H, please email questions to Leah Koch at Leah.koch7[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters I – Q, please email questions to Lainie Levin at lainlev72[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters R – Z, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]


Please note: We cannot answer challenge-related questions via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

205 thoughts on “DAY 11 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23

    1. I was unable to leave. comment on your actual blog, but I love how you show that even though Vanessa is having a difficult time right now, you were both able to laugh about your ‘dismal’ conversational topics. Thank you for sharing!


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