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Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
Banner for my Second Time Around Contest.

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

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.

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}

The contest will run from the 15th of every other month to midnight on the 14th of the following month. It will be a bi-monthly contest.


Permanent Judge - Nutty Choco’s on The Loose!


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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 Second Time Around 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 often featured in
The Contest Challenge  (13+)
Join our challenge by entering a contest at least 12 out of 13 months. Win Badges!
#2109126 by Cujo-Schnujo
. Have you taken a look at this activity? Oodles of prizes for writing something every month!

Round 12 Entries

Short Story Entries

1. "Rising Sun"   by normajean
2. "Attitude Changes"   by Mastiff is the walking dead.
3. "GET OUT "   by Victor L. Rolling Jr.

Poetry Entries

1. "HEART ON A TREE"   by Monty


Short Stories

1st Place ~
Happy Death Day  (18+)
A death row inmate meets the end of his sentence. For "What a Character" 05/2019
#2191360 by Sorji

2nd Place ~
Letting Go of Ghosts  (ASR)
Sydney DuPree discovers a way to live the remainder of her life as she chooses.
#2196751 by Old Mother Cubbard

3rd Place ~
The Gate of Golphameth  (13+)
To become a Magiker, the adept Vanatir must pass through the gate. Contest entry.
#2125786 by A E Willcox

Honourable Mentions

The Key to Love  (18+)
Kate sensed something in his words. “But?” A Holiday Short Story Entry
#2166909 by 👻 Ghostly Moon

Knock Knock  (13+)
Who's there?
#1803717 by Fangus

The Stood-up Valentine   (ASR)
Cameron has pushed the limits of Kelly's patience once too often.
#2075332 by lezismore-author


1st Place ~
All the Things You've Given Me  (13+)
"I tied my flailing body down with a cherry behind my ear..."
#2194928 by Miss Emily Scissorhands

2nd Place ~
First Class Letter to heaven  (E)
Getting rid of the ghost from my conscience
#2118148 by Bracken Whispers ~Alexi~

3rd Place ~
Fragment  (18+)
A fragment of the past. For Love Shouldn't Hurt.
#2111163 by Kittiara


Nobody Will Know  (13+)
She saved Christmas, but nobody will ever know... For What a Character
#2107030 by Kittiara


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 Nutty Choco’s on The Loose!


Azrael Tseng ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Shaye-king in my Boots! ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Pesky Amanda - NaNoWriMo Ready ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
The Red Queen Kissy ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Elle ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Salloween ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Ghost of Scheming Scoundrel ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Pimpernel ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Lilli Munster ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Nightmarish Nixie ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
celticsea ~ *HeartG*
Detective ~ *Heartv*
Space Cat Sophie ~ *Heartg*
Spooky Jess ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Ms. Pumpkin🎃45 ~ *HeartG*
Lilli Munster ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Nightmarish Nixie ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
OhWhataTangle WebŴitch Weaves ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Old Mother Cubbard ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
👻 Ghostly Moon ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Carol, Bride of Writingstein ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Solace.Bring *Heartg*
OOT™ ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
🎼 RRodgersWrites 🎶 ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Bubblegum Jones ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Pimpernel ~ *HeartG*
Fangus ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Mr. Bones Rides Again! ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
innerlight ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Carol, Bride of Writingstein ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
The Red Queen Kissy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
LynnPenCakes ~ *Heartg*

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 Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 09-19-19 @ 5:43 am
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 10-14-19 @ 7:15 am
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 10-14-19 @ 7:13 am
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 10-14-19 @ 7:12 am
by Victor L. Rolling Jr. · 10-14-19 @ 12:05 am
by Monty · 10-07-19 @ 11:42 am
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 09-30-19 @ 6:26 am
by Old Mother Cubbard · 09-29-19 @ 5:48 pm
by Mastiff is the walking dead. · 09-26-19 @ 5:44 pm
by normajean · 09-26-19 @ 2:56 pm
by Miss Emily Scissorhands · 09-19-19 @ 6:26 am
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 09-15-19 @ 6:45 am
by Kittiara · 09-14-19 @ 2:21 pm
by Kittiara · 09-14-19 @ 1:22 pm
by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! · 09-13-19 @ 10:52 am
by Michaela Elliott · 09-13-19 @ 7:51 am
by Shaye-king in my Boots! · 09-10-19 @ 2:58 am

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