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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 IceSkatingSugarCube , Lilli ☕ , and Bob'n Around for the fabulous ribbons that grace this page!
Thanks to A E Willcox for the beautiful banner.

Signature for use by anyone nominated for a Quill Award in 2020
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.

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 - Choconut


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

Round 21 Begins 15th May 2021

Round 21 Entries

Short Story Entries


Poetry Entries



Short Stories

1st Place ~ "Olivia Goes Home"   by Lilli ☕

2nd Place ~ "The Secret"   by 🌎Cubby✏️

3rd Place ~ "Katie's Babies"   by Bobby Lou Stevenson

Honourable Mentions

"The Killing Fields"   by cdcraftee

"Silence"   by Lovina 🐕‍🦺

"Caroline's Smile"   by Tileira


1st Place ~ "Departed Gathering"   by 🌎Cubby✏️

2nd Place ~ "Mary Is Not A Little Lamb!"   by Words Whirling 'Round

3rd Place ~ "Bright White by Solace.Bring

Honourable Mentions

"What Dreamers Scrawl From Fleeting Memory by brian k compton

"The Well of Loneliness"   by Robert Edward Baker

"i am behind the camera [358] by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville


"The Leap "   by Sumojo


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


Azrael Tseng ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Shaye ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Pesky Amanda A.K.A. LadyNazlia ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Krista is Trying ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Elle ~ *HeartV* MB Sent
Sally ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
LJ hiding under the bed ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
torquemada ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Lilli ☕ ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Nixie 🦊 ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
celticsea ~ *HeartG*
Detective ~ *Heartv*
Space Cat Sophie ~ *Heartg*
Jessica ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Beacon-Light Forever ~ *HeartG*
Lilli ☕ ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Nixie 🦊 ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Tiggy ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Ⱳƹ₿~ŴitcӉ ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
🌎Cubby✏️ ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
🌓 HuntersMoon ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Carol St.Ann ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Solace.Bring *Heartg*
OOT™ ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
🎼 RRodgersWrites 🎶 ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Bubblegum Jones ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
torquemada ~ *HeartG*
Fangus ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Hannah ♫♥♫ ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Innerlight sharing her heart ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Carol St.Ann ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Krista is Trying ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
LynnPenCakes ~ *Heartg*
Innerlight sharing her heart ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Averren ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Sumojo ~ *HeartG*
Alexi ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Rustika ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Bobby Lou Stevenson ~ *HeartV* No MB requested
🌎Cubby✏️ ~ *HeartG* MB Sent
Bobby Lou Stevenson ~ *Heartv*
Words Whirling 'Round ~ *Heartg* MB Sent
Winchester Jones ~ *Heartv* MB Sent
Solace.Bring ~ *Heartg*
Innerlight sharing her heart ~ *Heart* MB Sent
Olivia's mourning RIP Jürgen ~ *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 Olivia's mourning RIP Jürgen · 04-16-21 @ 8:13 am
by Choconut · 04-15-21 @ 5:13 am
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by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville · 04-14-21 @ 7:23 pm
by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville · 04-14-21 @ 6:50 pm
by Choconut · 04-09-21 @ 6:32 am
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by Choconut · 04-08-21 @ 3:05 am
by Josh T. Alto · 04-07-21 @ 3:11 pm
by Odessa Molinari · 04-07-21 @ 10:05 am
by brian k compton · 04-07-21 @ 8:58 am
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by Olivia's mourning RIP Jürgen · 04-06-21 @ 8:06 am
by cdcraftee · 04-05-21 @ 1:30 pm
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