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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 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 6 Entries

Short Story Entries

1. "They Fell Like Leaves (Hon. Mention)"   by S. E. Mabson

Poetry Entries



Short Stories

1st Place ~
Dedication   (13+)
Bob's dream job causes tragic consequences — flash fiction for Pesky Prompts Contest
#2165605 by Robert Edward Baker

2nd Place ~
Toward Darkness  (13+)
Are we aware of the consequences of our choices? A What A Character Entry
#2165890 by 🌜 Huntersmoon

3rd Place ~
The Visitor  (18+)
A Man Wakes Up In Jail To Find A Visitor In His Cell..."How are you feeling?"
#1925859 by Angus

Honourable Mentions

Breakfast and a Movie  (18+)
Leena goes for breakfast and a movie with her new found friend.
#2169694 by Thankful Sonali WDC POWER!

My Little Blackmailer  (E)
A story of a little girl who wants something special for her birthday. The Bard's Hall.
#2179243 by J.L. O'Dell


1st Place ~
Magic Marbles  (E)
An old game opens new ideas
#1953417 by 🌜 Huntersmoon

2nd Place ~
Angels Dancing  (E)
Poem celebrating a mother's love
#2148947 by PWheeler ~ love, joy and peace


Blue  (13+)
When a woman calls to surrender her dog, Roxanne comes to the rescue.
#2177225 by Charity's in a funk


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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Bubblegum Jones ~ *Heartv* MB Sent

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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by J.L. O'Dell · 02-13-19 @ 6:11 pm
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by Angus · 02-13-19 @ 2:55 pm
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