Dark and Cynical  November 9, 2011 - February 3, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


Held by the Ruby Rose Social Misfits Network.

This is a contest for all those dark, sarcastic, cynical and sardonic poets out there. Pour yourself a scotch on the rocks, light up a smoke and write something completely off the wall. Write about how society has failed us, about how puppies have to die, about how you walked in on the pool boy boinking your mother. Write about whatever the hell ya want. Put your own twists on it. Give it a dark sense of comic relief if you can.

(Please, nothing gory).


Promotion through The Ruby Rose SMN on facebook and twitter.


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Erica Daubert
Erica Daubert
Philadelphia, PA


60 Contestants
133 Submissions
Created Nov 10, 2011

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  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 11/9/2011 - 2/3/2012
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Erica Daubert is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Erica Daubert if you have any further questions.