THE ANNUAL PUERTO DEL SOL POETRY/PROSE CONTEST

 

Since 2017, Puerto del Sol has published one work of prose and one poem as winners of our annual contest. These contest winners are selected with the help of well-known writers, serving as final judges. Beginning in 2021, the annual contest will be open from May 1-September 1 of each year. 

Puerto del Sol is currently accepting entries to our annual contest. Judges are Eileen Pollack in prose and Todd Dillard in poetry. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes one-year subscription. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication.

 

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PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES

2020

POETRY: "American Sonnet for My Medical History" by Babette Cieskowski  | Judge Rodney Gomez

PROSE: "is the watermelon sweet?" by Emily Yang | Judge Vi Khi Nao

2019

POETRY: "The Room Divider" by Rainie Oet | Judge Emily Pérez

PROSE: "The Misdeeds of the Root" by Bridget Brewer | Judge Camille Acker

2018

POETRY: “Langauge in Question” by Benjamin Garcia | Judge Farid Matuk

PROSE: “How I Came to Live Here Now” by Sean Alan Cleary | Judge Danielle Dutton

2017

POETRY: “Cuadrado de Sabzeh” by Natalie De Paz | Judge Carmen Giménez-Smith

PROSE: “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” by Shane Kowalski | Judge Lily Hoang