The Fifth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge, which will run from Thursday, March 1st – Saturday, March 31st, begins a week from today. Anyone who writes (and links to their posts by leaving a comment on this blog daily) for the entire month of March will be entered into a drawing for one of 30 prizes. (Please note: If we have more than 30 people who write and link daily during the Slice of Life Story Challenge, then prize recipients will be selected randomly.) The recipients of these prizes will be announced in early April.
There are four additional prizes I will giveaway during the course of the month. Be on the lookout for posts I write regarding commenting and writing streaks (hint hint). The only other thing I will say about these prizes are that they’re from Choice Literacy and Heinemann.
Take a look at the fabulous prizes that have been donated. Please click on any of the images to go directly to the website for the blog, book, or publisher that’s being mentioned:
Choice Literacy is donating four prizes, two of which will be given away to month-long Slicers (and two of which will be given away during March as described above). The two prizes that will be given away in early April are “Write from the Start” featuring Ruth Shagoury and Andie Cunningham on writing conferences with young ELL students and a one-year subscription to Choice Literacy.
Chronicle Books is donating selection of their favorite children’s books + a beautiful journal to one slicer.
Cinco Puntos Press is contributing oneprize package with two books: Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel written and illustrated by Xavier Garza and Saltypie – A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle illustrated by Karen Clarkson.
Heinemann is donating five books, three of which will be given away to month-long Slicers (and two of which will be given away during March as described above). The three books that will be given away in early April are Crunchtime by Gretchen S. Bernabei, Jayne Hover, and Cynthia Candler, Hidden Gems by Katherine Bomerand Mentor Author, Mentor Texts by Ralph Fletcher.
Longtime March SOLSC participant Kevin Hodgson is donating one copy of his book Teaching the New Writing.
Juliann Phillips, another longtime SOLSC participant, is donating one fabric covered composition book journal.
Responsive Classroom is donating one book (of the winner’s choosing) from the Responsive Classroom Spring 2012 Catalog.
Christy Rush-Levine, who slices year-round, is donating four prizes: a hand-stamped moleskine notebook (with a natural kraft paper cover),a hand-stamped binder (natural chipboard cover with a green fabric spine),a homemade framed inspirational nudge to keep writing, and an “I Write” mouse pad from BookFiend.
Stenhouse Publishers is donating one book to five different month-long Slicers. Recipients will be able to choose the book they wish to receive.
The Two Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, are donating four one-year memberships to The Daily Cafe.
Remember, the greatest prize of all comes from being part of a writing community where you can develop pieces of writing and get feedback on your work as a writer daily. Looking forward to seeing you back for the start of the Fifth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge this-coming Thursday!
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