2017 Contests in Prose and Poetry

We are excited to announce our 2017 contest submission cycle! We will be accepting entries in poetry and 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!
POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to three poems.
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.
We accept work exclusively through our Submittable submission manager.

General Submissions

Puerto wants to read your work! We are still committed to providing fee-less submission options. Our general submissions are open from January 15th through March 31st.
As always, we are looking to curate a new and innovative literature. We are most interested in work that challenges and recalibrates the status quo (interpret as you will!).
We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, reviews, artwork, criticism, and whatever else you can dream up, exclusively through our Submittable submission manager.
Please wait for our response before submitting again. While we do accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us promptly should your work be accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.