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Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.

A massive thank you to IceSkating SugarCube , Lilli ☕ , and bobturn for the fabulous ribbons that grace this page!
Thanks to A E Willcox for the beautiful banner.

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.

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}

The contest will run from the 15th of every month to midnight on the 14th of the following month.


Permanent Judge - Choconut


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 Second Time Around merit badge. This prize will go to my favourite 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.

Round 8 Entries

Short Story Entries

1. "The Novice Vampire Hunter"   by Pink & Fluffy Bob Baker 🦄
2. "When Irish Eyes are Smiling..."   by AJW
3. "The Last Stitch"   by IceSkating SugarCube

Poetry Entries

1. "Crystal Night"   by Pink & Fluffy Bob Baker 🦄
2. "I Just Want to Sleep"   by AJW
3. "Housewife Cinderella"   by IceSkating SugarCube


Short Stories

1st Place ~
Graveyard Whispers  (18+)
Written for SCREAMS!! Sal finds her long lost son...
#2182852 by IceSkating SugarCube

2nd Place ~
Any Other Thursday  (18+)
The world ends on Thursday. A hundred eighty-six days into the Darkness, no crops survive.
#2040103 by § Roseille ♥

3rd Place ~
...real...  (18+)
Let's just say it's about shadows...
#1892587 by Angus


1st Place ~ 'I Remember You' from
Poetry Compilation | 2019  (13+)
A collection of my poetry. Any thoughts appreciated! (NEW: 04/24)
#2184257 by § Roseille ♥

2nd Place ~
A Dozen Roses  (18+)
A conversation overheard ... (Adult Humor)
#1527094 by 🌜 Huntersmoon

3rd Place ~
She Brought Rest  (18+)
Peace came in the night
#2149706 by Lilli ☕

Honourable Mentions

Fear Lives In Her Eyes Now  (E)
I wrote this watching my wife in her last year struggling to live, and fail.
#2167568 by Paul

A Very British Autumn   (E)
Natural and cultural events during a typical British autumn - for Verdant Poetry Contest.
#2167781 by Pink & Fluffy Bob Baker 🦄


Lamentations 2016  (13+)
A commentary on the U.S. presidential election.
#2175812 by TGFisher


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


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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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