Puerto del Sol, now in its 51st year of publication, is published by MFA candidates at New Mexico State University.

For half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to providing a forum for inventive and fresh fiction, poetry, reviews, criticism and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists.

We recommend subscribing or purchasing past copies of Puerto del Sol for 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.

Ends on March 31, 2017$9.00
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2017 Contest in Prose

We are excited to announce our 2017 contest submission cycle! We will be accepting entries in prose between January 1st and March 31st. Winners receive $500 and publication. The $9 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to our journal. 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. Winners will be announced in May.
 
Judges TBA!
 
PROSE 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 prose is fiction or creative nonfiction in your cover letter.
Ends on March 31, 2017$9.00
$9.00

2017 Contest in Poetry

We are excited to announce our 2017 contest submission cycle! We will be accepting entries in poetry between January 1st and March 31st. Winners receive $500 and publication. The $9 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to our journal. 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. Winners will be announced in May.
 
Judges TBA!
 
POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to three poems.
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 
Ends on March 31, 2017

Poetry - General Submissions

Our reading periods are January 15th through March 31st.

Puerto del Sol seeks high quality, innovative poetry from emerging and established writers. Poets may include up to 5 poems per submission. 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.

Ends on March 31, 2017

Fiction - General Submissions

Our reading periods are January 15th through March 31st.

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.

Creative Nonfiction - General Submissions

Our reading periods are January 15th through March 31st.

Puerto del Sol seeks high quality, innovative creative nonfiction 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.

Ends on March 31, 2017

Artwork - General Submissions

Our “reading” periods are January 15th through March 31st.

Puerto del Sol seeks creative and innovative artwork for inclusion our literary magazine. Please see some of our past issues for an idea of our aesthetic, but please keep in mind that our aesthetic is flexible. You may submit artwork in sets of 3-5, or provide us with a link to your artwork. We ask that you 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.