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
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