General Submissions for Puerto del Sol
For over half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to provide a forum for inventive and fresh fiction, poetry, reviews, criticism, and artwork; and we strive to publish voices from emerging and established writers and artists. Most importantly, we pride ourselves in not following a standardized aesthetic—instead, we seek work that presents authenticity, sincerity, and respect. We recommend reading our most current issue or works from our online journal to get a sense of the content we have published recently. Thank you for your interest in our magazine, and we look forward to reading your work.
Puerto del Sol accepts submissions from August through April. Response times vary. Please give us at least 6 months to respond due to the large number of submissions we receive.
Please do not submit more than once per year. While we do accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us promptly should your work be accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work.
POETRY SUBMISSIONS are limited to five (5) poems. Please include all poems in one document (.docx and .doc are preferred). Please list the titles of your poems in the "Title" box of our submission form.
PROSE SUBMISSIONS are limited to one (1) self-contained work (no excerpts), including flash prose. All prose should be typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman (or any other serif typeface), and double spaced. Please indicate if your submission is fiction, nonfiction, or autofiction.
Please include a biographical statement and cover letter with each submission. Note that we no longer accept hardcopy submissions. Any and all hardcopy submissions will be recycled without being opened. We accept work exclusively through our Submittable submission manager.
Feature Submissions for 2022 Print Issue:
In addition to general submissions, which may appear either online or in our annual print issue, you may also opt to submit to the themed "Feature" section which appears in each print issue. This year's theme is detailed below. Submissions for the feature section go through the same Submittable page linked above, and will still be considered for online publication if we cannot find a place for them in our print feature.
This year's Feature theme is Water:
Puerto del Sol is seeking work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of all the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try.