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:
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)
|Prose Nonfiction Honorable Mentions||Alexandra Carey (SI 11)
Dave Polochanin (SI 99)
|"The Joy of Handwashing"
Previous CWP Writing Contest Winners
|Year||Poetry||Prose Fiction||Prose Nonfiction|
|2019|| Amy Nocton
||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|