Puerto del Sol is pleased to announce the following contest winners in our fiction and poetry contests. Thank you, again, to all who participated this year. We hope to read more of your entries in the future.

Fiction: Judged by Lydia Millet

1st Place: Benjamin Obler, “The White Man’s Incredulity Furrows His Brow”
2nd Place: Ryan Burruss, “The River of Lost Sharks”


Poetry: Judged by Sarah Vap

1st Place: Gail Waldstein, “Embryopathology”
Erin Bertram, “from the Vanishing of Camille Claudel”
Suzanne Roszak, “My Mother Folds Herself In”
Alexa Doran, “After you said an artist can”

The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Puerto del Sol. Prizes for fiction and poetry are $400 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third. The first-place manuscripts will be published in Puerto del Sol. All submissions will be considered for publication and writers will be specifically notified in those cases.

We appreciate your patience as our readers and judges gave careful attention to your entries this summer. We will be open to standard submissions starting September 15. Happy writing!

The Editors
Puerto del Sol


Our reading periods are September 15 - December 1 and January 1 - March 1. Please do not submit more than once per reading period.

We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism, as well as any interesting combinations thereof, exclusively through our online submission manager. Submit one story, essay, set of (or link to) artwork, set of 3-5 poems, or set of 2-4 short short stories at a time, and please wait for our response before submitting again. While we do accept simultaneous submissions with notification if accepted elsewhere, we do not consider previously published work.

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