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. Contest submissions will be open from May 1-September 1 of each year.

For full submission guidelines, please click here.
 

PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES

2021

POETRY: "The Stain" by Bernardo Wade | Judge Todd Dillard

PROSE: "Mother's Milk" by Alexa Dodd | Judge Eileen Pollack

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