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Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
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A massive thank you to IceSkatingSugarCube , Lilli Munster 🧿 ☕ , and Bob'n Around for the fabulous ribbons that grace this page!
Thanks to A E Willcox for the beautiful banner.

Finalist signature for the 2020 Quill Awards
Signature for nominees of the 2019 Quill Awards
Signature for Honorable Mentions in 2018 Quill Awards

We all have those poems and stories we feel really deserved to win contests but didn't. Well, step inside for a contest that gives your items a second chance.

In the Second Time Around Contest, we are slightly different to most of the others. Whereas, usually, you are asked for new writing only, in this contest we want old writing only. You must have already entered it into a Writing.com contest. The item must not have placed.

If you want to revise your items before you submit them, that's fine. We're all about producing the best writing possible. You don't have to revise them, though. You can enter them exactly as they were in the previous contest.

Listen up! There is a birthday special running through September to help celebrate WDC's 22nd birthday.

So, just for this month, all entries must be previously written pieces that did not win a contest, and that have a birthday or a party theme.

Rule Book Image for Second Time Around Contest.

Just a few rules ...

*StarV* Read the rules! Very important.
*StarV* Your entry must have been previously entered into a contest it did not place. You must note which contest at the top of your item. For purposes of this contest, Honourable Mentions don’t count as placing, so you may enter them.
*Starv* Awarded items are acceptable, as long as you state the contest they did not win.
*StarV* Short stories and poetry accepted.
*Starv* Everyone may enter one item in each category, so two items in total.
*Starv* Short stories maximum word count is 3,000. Poetry maximum line count is 60. These must be included on the item.
*StarV* Any genre stories and poetry, up to a maximum of 18+. Items must be rated correctly. For poetry, please note the form on the item.
*Starv* No pornography. This will not be accepted.
*StarV* Entries must be viewable. Nothing set to private or needing a passkey.
*Starv* Editing is allowed up until the close date of the round.
*Starv* Entries must either be in the B-item format {bitem:xxxxxxx} or entry format {entry:xxxxxxx}


Permanent Judge - Choconut ~ Busy Writing!


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Prizes are as follows and apply to both categories, so it is possible to win two 50K Awardicons and merit badges if you enter an item in each category:

1st Place ~ 50K Awardicon, Second Time Around MB
2nd Place ~ 25K Awardicon, related MB
3rd Place ~ 10K Awardicon, related MB
Up to three Honourable Mentions may be awarded in each category at the judge’s discretion - prize for each is a 10K Awardicon

There is also a Grand Prize of a 100K Awardicon plus a brand newSecond Time Around II merit badge. This prize will go to grandest of all the entries. It will be instead of winning 1st Place in either category.

For all prizes to be awarded, there must be a minimum of ten entries.
If nine entries or fewer, only 1st and 2nd places will be awarded.
For five or fewer, only 1st place will receive a prize.

This contest is featured in September's
The Contest Challenge  (13+)
Join by entering a contest a month for 12 months--Win Badges! Catching up is allowed!
#2109126 by Schnujo's Veiled Evil
. Have you taken a look at this activity? Oodles of prizes for writing something every month!

Round 22 Begins 1st September 2022

Round 22 Entries

Short Story Entries

1. "They Came"   by Queen NormaJean is cheering
2. "Higher Ground"   by Gray Ghost-writer
3. "Coming Home"   by Bikerider
4. "The Collector"   by Sumojo
5. "The Trouble With Birthdays by Beholden
6. "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
7. "Chapter I: Sweet Sixteen by tucknits
8. "Don't Wake Them Up!"   by Lovina
9. "My Birthday Gift to Stanley"   by Bobby Lou Stevenson
10. "The Fortune Cookie Prophecy Comes True "   by JCosmos
11. "20th"   by Ghost Sox
12. "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor

Poetry Entries

1. "Fireworks On Fertile Ground"   by dogpack:saving 4 premium: DWG
2. "Invalid Entry by {suser_id:}
3. "Smile! by Wraiths Wailing 'Round
4. "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
5. "A Forgotten Birthday by Beholden
6. "Storm Reawakening by BK CitizenJournalist 7♠ 2♦
7. "Birthday Drinks"   by ദ👀
8. "Fancy Dress by 🌻 pwheeler sunflower fairy
9. "Something Yellow This Way Comes"   by tucknits
10. "Girls Night Out"   by Krista
11. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDC!!! by 💙 Carly
12. "Welcome Spring"   by PiriPica
13. "Magic on a Summer's Eve"   by Jim Hall


Short Stories

1st Place ~ "Coming Home"   by Bikerider

2nd Place ~ "The Trouble With Birthdays by Beholden

3rd Place ~ "Higher Ground"   by Gray Ghost-writer & ...

3rd Place ~ "My Birthday Gift to Stanley"   by Bobby Lou Stevenson

Honourable Mentions

"They Came"   by Queen NormaJean is cheering

"The Collector"   by Sumojo

"Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor


1st Place ~ "A Forgotten Birthday by Beholden

2nd Place ~ "Smile! by Wraiths Wailing 'Round

3rd Place ~ "Something Yellow This Way Comes"   by tucknits

Honourable Mentions

"Welcome Spring"   by PiriPica

"Magic on a Summer's Eve"   by Jim Hall



"Birthday Drinks"   by ദ👀


We are always grateful for donations. They help us to award all prizes. If you wish to donate, please either post in this forum, or send it to

Second Time Around Group  (E)
Bank to hold funds for 'Second Time Around Contest'
#2164963 by Choconut ~ Busy Writing!


Any donations of 40K or more will receive a community MB of our choice.
Donations of 100K or more will receive my exclusive Second Time Around Contest MB

Merit Badge in Second Time Around Contest
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Dear Jody,

As promised, here is the first of my new Second Time Around merit badges.

Thank you so much for paying for this. I’m so excited about it!

Rachel *^*Heartv*^*

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