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.




Puerto del Sol is seeking work that explores failure. We are interested in collective and personal shortcomings—how we hide our failures behind masks, personas, and image management. Margaret Atwood said “Failure is just another name for much of real life: much of what we set out to accomplish ends in failure, at least in our own eyes.” We also want to know how failure is different when it is beyond our control, a result of systemic oppression. Send us work that reflects the beauty of failure, work that examines failures of the past (real or perceived), and what it might look like to fail in the future. We want work that evokes emotion, and pulls us to read it again and again. We look forward to reading your words. 

Poetry Submissions: Please send up to 5 poems in one file. 

Prose Submissions: Please submit just one story.

All submitted work should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please add a note on Submittable right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

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. 

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.  

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 

¡Compañerxs, estamos felices de anunciar el relanzamiento de Voz! 

Queremos celebrar este relanzamiento con las festividades que se avecinan, Día de Muertos y Halloween. Si quieren ser parte de esta celebración mándenos sus propuestas en formato de cuento, poesía, mini ficción, relato, crónica o ensayo creativo. ¡Nos encantaría recibir sus calaveritas! Tienen hasta el 20 de octubre para enviar sus propuestas con estos temas. Después, seguiremos publicando y aceptando en horario regular.

Encontrarán nuestras directrices para el envío a continuación: 



Durante más de medio siglo, Puerto del Sol se ha dedicado a proporcionar un foro creativo y fresco para la ficción, la poesía, la crítica y el arte; nos esforzamos por publicar las voces de escritores y artistas, tanto emergentes como establecidos. Lo más importante es que nos enorgullecemos de no seguir una estética estandarizada; en cambio, buscamos trabajos que presenten autenticidad, sinceridad y respeto. Recomendamos leer nuestro número más actual o trabajos de nuestra revista en línea para tener una idea del contenido que hemos publicado recientemente. Gracias por su interés en nuestra revista y esperamos leer su trabajo.

Puerto del Sol acepta propuestas de colaboración durante todo el año, pero solo lee de agosto a abril. Los tiempos de respuesta varían. Danos al menos 6 meses para responder debido a la gran cantidad de envíos que recibimos.

No envíe más de una vez al año. Si bien aceptamos envíos simultáneos, notifíquenos de inmediato si su trabajo es aceptado en otro lugar. No consideramos trabajos publicados anteriormente.


Directrices para el envío:

LAS PRESENTACIONES DE POESÍA se limitan a cinco (5) poemas. Incluya todos los poemas en un documento (se prefieren .docx y .doc). Enumere los títulos de sus poemas en el cuadro "Title" de nuestro formulario de envío.

LAS PRESENTACIONES DE PROSA se limitan a un (1) trabajo autónomo (sin extractos), incluida la prosa flash. Toda la prosa debe escribirse en fuente de 12 puntos, Times New Roman (o cualquier otro tipo de letra serif) y a doble interlineado. Indique si su envío es ficción, no ficción o autoficción.


Incluya una semblanza del autor y una carta de presentación con cada envío. Tenga en cuenta que ya no aceptamos envíos en papel. Todos y cada uno de los envíos impresos se reciclarán sin abrirlos. Aceptamos trabajos exclusivamente a través de nuestro administrador de envíos Submittable.

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