General Submission Guidelines

 

For over half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to provide a forum for inventive and fresh prose, poetry, reviews, criticism, and artwork; and we strive to publish voices from emerging and established writers and artists. Most importantly, we pride ourselves in not following a standardized aesthetic—instead, we seek work that presents authenticity, sincerity, and respect. We recommend reading our most current issue or works from our online journal to get a sense of the content we have published recently. 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.




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 (5) poems. Please include all poems in one document (.docx and .doc are preferred). Please list the titles of your poems in the "Title" box of our submission form.

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

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 (1) self-contained work (no excerpts), including flash prose. All prose should be typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman (or any other serif typeface), and double spaced. Please indicate if your submission is fiction, nonfiction, or autofiction. 

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

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