Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest

The Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest is an annual creative writing contest open to any and all Teacher-Consultants of the Connecticut Writing Project–Storrs.

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
-Prose Fiction
-Prose Nonfiction.

A $100 prize will be awarded to winners from each category. The winning entries, along with Honorable Mentions, will be published in Teacher-Writer, which will be available on the CWP website.  

 In addition to the winners of the Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest, each participant of the current year's Summer Institute self-selects a piece for publication in the Teacher-Writer magazine. Participants in our Saturday Teacher-as-Writer program and our Writers Retreats are also eligible to self-select a piece for the magazine.

Submission deadline date: Midnight, October 25, 2021.  Please limit submissions to six poems and two prose pieces per category.  Electronic submissions only should be submitted via the CWP Teacher-Consultant Submittable page.

Teacher-Consultant Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions 2021

Poetry Winner Julia Mancini (SI 14) "A Train to Newark"
Prose Fiction Winner Jane Cook (SI 07) "Live and Let Live"
Prose Nonfiction Winner Lauren Green Shafer (SI 15) "The Importance of Mask Breaks"
Poetry Honorable Mentions Caitlin Donahue (SI 16)

Alexandra Carey (SI 11)

"Return to Cape May"

"Nourishment of Tulips"

Prose Fiction Honorable Mention Max Bakke (SI 20)

Sophie Buckner (SI 18)

"Staff Meeting"

"Cast Out"

Prose Nonfiction Honorable Mentions Alexandra Carey (SI 11)

Dave Polochanin (SI 99)

"The Joy of Handwashing"

"Game Over"


Previous CWP Writing Contest Winners

Year Poetry Prose Fiction Prose Nonfiction
2020 John Wetmore
Rebecca Snay
Moira Cassell
2019  Amy Nocton
Jane Cook
Amanda Flachsbart
2018 Joan Muller
Sophie Buckner Ann Policelli Cronin
2017 David Polochanin Shannon Bollard Robert Pirrie
2016 Amanda Greenwell Susan Laurençot Joanne Peluso
2015 Danielle Pieratti John Wetmore Susan Laurençot
2014 Amy Nocton Charles Vousden Mary Ellen Ellsworth
2013 Victoria Nordlund Kerri Brown Bernie Schreiber
2012 Elizabeth Amburn Jane Cook Jane Cook
2011 Sheila Murphy Eric Maroney Lynn Frazier
2010 Steven Straight Jon Andersen Erin Haddad-Null
2009 Lynn Hoffman Jeanette Zissell Hannah Magnan