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 March 1st to September 1st of each year.
Puerto del Sol is currently accepting contest submissions until September 1, 2023. The prose finalists will be judged by Amanda Goldblatt and the poetry finalists will be judged by Wo Chan.
For full submission guidelines, please click here.
The 2023 contest has closed. Please check back here for the upcoming results!
PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES
POETRY: "I have never seen a wild poetic loaf of bread" | Judge Anthony Cody
PROSE: "Exoticolalia" | Judge Kali Fajardo-Anstine
POETRY: "The Stain" by Bernardo Wade | Judge Todd Dillard
PROSE: "Mother's Milk" by Alexa Dodd | Judge Eileen Pollack
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
POETRY: "The Room Divider" by Rainie Oet | Judge Emily Pérez
PROSE: "The Misdeeds of the Root" by Bridget Brewer | Judge Camille Acker
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
POETRY: “Cuadrado de Sabzeh” by Natalie De Paz | Judge Carmen Giménez-Smith
PROSE: “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” by Shane Kowalski | Judge Lily Hoang