New Mexico State University

English Department

P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3E

Las Cruces, NM 88001

 

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Puerto del Sol

Weirding it up since 1964.

Puerto del Sol is funded by New Mexico State University and the Mercedes Delos Jacobs Fund, and designed and operated by the students of the MFA in Creative Writing program.

Puerto del Sol is a proud member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

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. Our contest begins January 1 and ends on April 1, with decisions made sometime in May. We are currently closed for submissions but check back here for a submission link this spring.  

PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES

2019

POETRY: "The Room Divider" by Rainie Oet, chosen by Emily Pérez

PROSE: "The Misdeeds of the Root" by Bridget Brewer, chosen by Camille Acker

2018

POETRY: “Langauge in Question” by Benjamin Garcia, chosen by Farid Matuk

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

2017

POETRY: “Cuadrado de Sabzeh” by Natalie De Paz, chosen by Carmen Giménez-Smith

PROSE: “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” by Shane Kowalski, chosen by Lily Hoang