General Submission Guidelines

POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to five poems.

PROSE SUBMISSIONS are limited to one self-contained work of fiction or non-fiction (no excerpts please) and should be under 10,000 words.

VISUAL ART SUBMISSIONS are limited to five images

Please submit only 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. We recommend purchasing our current issue or exploring our online content to get a better idea of the kinds of work we publish.

For more than 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. Now in its 53rd year of publication, Puerto del Sol is published by MFA candidates at New Mexico State University. 



Our reading period is February 1st through April 1st.

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.

Our reading period is February 1 through April 1.

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

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 
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2018 Contest in Prose

We are excited to announce our 2019 prose contest! The winner will receive $500 and publication, and finalists will be announced on puertodelsol.org. All entries will be considered for publication.

The $9 entry fee includes a copy of Puerto del Sol #54.

Entries must be received by April 15, 2019. Finalists will be announced in May.

Submissions are read blind; please remove all identifying information from the submission 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.

 

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 submission is fiction or nonfiction in your cover letter.



Ends on April 15, 2019$9.00
$9.00

2019 Contest in Poetry


We are excited to announce our 2019 poetry contest. We will be accepting entries in poetry between January 1 and April 15. Winners receive $500 and publication. The $9 entry fee includes a copy of Puerto del Sol Issue #54. 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.


 

POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to three poems.

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