Writer Cafe's Next Top Writer  March 31, 2012 - April 1, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


15th Edition of WCNTW.

Special edition (2 entries). This is your chance to do what has never been done before, to get 2 poems ranked in the same chapter of the tournament.

The 10 finalists are voted upon, so please follow vote for the best. You are the panel of judges and with this honor comes the responsibility.

I am now accepting short stories as well though poems will still be primary.

Ongoing contest with rankings, enter a poem every 1-2 days. Minimum 35 submissions.

Submit a poem now while it's early, it might get hard to score in a month if contestants grow as I predict.

What kind of poems will rank?

- original explorations of common themes
- bonus points for erotic or spiritual verse
- a good vocabulary
- unexpected endings
- rhyming or decent haiku
- self-important and highly stylized verse
- it must be readable, not too long
- clear, melodic and lyrical
- not too emo or brooding to the point of sounding immature
- bonus points for nature poetry
- bonus points for social-activism themes

* Do please avoid putting a poem you already put into the rankings.

* Do please avoid signing your name, this is very distracting and is not fair to the anonymity of the contest.

oh and thanks!


1st Place 1st Place
2nd Place 2nd Place
3rd Place 3rd Place
4th Place 4th Place
5th Place 5th Place
6th Place 6th Place
7th Place 7th Place
8th Place 8th Place
9th Place 9th Place
10th Place 10th Place



43 Contestants
76 Submissions
Created Mar 31, 2012

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  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 3/31/2012 - 4/1/2012
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Divinity Sleeps in This 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 Divinity Sleeps in This if you have any further questions.