General Submission Guidelines

For half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to providing a forum for inventive and fresh fiction, poetry, reviews, criticism, and (less frequently) visual art from emerging and established writers and artists. We recommend purchasing our current issue or exploring our online content to get a better idea of the kinds of work we publish. Thank you for your interest in our magazine, and we look forward to reading your work.

Puerto del Sol accepts submissions year round but only reads from August to April. Response times vary. Please give us at least 6 months to respond due to the large number of submissions we receive. 

Please do not submit more than once per year. While we do accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us promptly should your work be accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.



2020 Contest in Poetry


We are excited to announce our 2020 prose contest. We will be accepting entries in poetry between January 1 and April 1. Winners receive $500 and publication. The $9 entry fee includes a one year subscription, starting with the next issue. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication.


Each submission should use standard manuscript formatting. However, names and contact information should not be included in the piece itself. Students or faculty who have attended or taught at New Mexico State University within the last five years are not eligible, and neither are close friends or former students of the judges. Submissions are limited to one self-contained work (no excerpts please) and should be of reasonable length (under 25 pages). If it is essential to the work, please also specify whether your submission is fiction or nonfiction in your cover letter.  Finalists will be announced in May.


The winner of the 2020 Prose Contest will be selected byVi Khi Nao.
 

About our judge: Vi Khi Nao is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), A Brief Alphabet of Torture (FC2, 2017), Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016) and The Old Philosopher (Nightboat Books, 2016). She was born in Long Khánh, Vitenam, and lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

2020 Contest in Poetry


We are excited to announce our 2020 poetry contest. We will be accepting entries in poetry between January 1 and April 1. Winners receive $500 and publication. The $9 entry fee includes a one year subscription, starting with the next issue. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. 

 

Each submission should use standard manuscript formatting. However, names and contact information should not be included in the piece itself. Students or faculty who have attended or taught at New Mexico State University within the last five years are not eligible, and neither are close friends or former students of the judges. Submissions are limited to three poems. Winners will be announced in May.


The winner of the 2020 Poetry Contest will be selected by Rodney Gomez.


About our judge: Rodney Gomez is the author of Ceremony of Sand  (YesYes Books, 2019) and Citizens of the Mausoleum (Sundress Publications, 2018), as well as several chapbooks. He’s the winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize. A member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop and the Chocholichex writing collective, he serves as an editor at Latino Book Review and works at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.


The Black Voices Series believes that to fight cultural silencing and erasure there needs to be more spaces that provide visibility for black-authored work. We want your poems, your essays, your fiction, and your multi-modal work. We thank you for trusting us with your voices. #blackvoicesmatter #blacklivesmatter #wearevisible 

Poetry - General Submissions

Puerto del Sol accepts submissions year round but only reads from August to April. Response times vary. Please give us at least 6 months to respond due to the large number of submissions we receive. 

Puerto del Sol seeks high quality, innovative literary fiction from emerging and established writers. Please do not submit more than once per reading period.

While we do accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us promptly should your work be accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.

POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to five poems. Please include all poems in one document. Docx. and doc. are preferred.  Please include a biographical statement and cover letter with each submission and list the titles of your poems in the "Title" box of our submission form.

Prose - General Submissions

Puerto del Sol accepts submissions year round but only reads from August to April. Response times vary. Please give us at least 6 months to respond due to the large number of submissions we receive. 

Puerto del Sol seeks high quality, innovative literary fiction from emerging and established writers. Please do not submit more than once per reading period.

While we do accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us promptly should your work be accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.

  

PROSE SUBMISSIONS are limited to one self-contained work (no excerpts please). Please indicate if your submission is fiction or nonfiction.

Please include a biographical statement and cover letter with each submission. 

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