Deadline Nears for Puerto del Sol’s Writing Awards

There are still two weeks left to submit to Puerto del Sol’s contest in poetry and prose! Offered annually for a single poem and one work of fiction or nonfiction, winners receive $1,000 and publication by the journal. All submissions will be considered for publication.



Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems or 25 pages from one “self-contained” work of fiction or nonfiction with a $15 entry fee by September 2. The entry fee includes a copy of the latest issue of the journal. Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of the novel Woman of Light (One World, 2022), will judge in prose and Anthony Cody, author of the poetry collection Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn Publishing, 2022), will judge in poetry. Visit the online submission system for complete guidelines.

Published by the MFA candidates at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Puerto del Sol is committed to providing “a forum for inventive and fresh prose, poetry, reviews, criticism, and artwork,” striving to showcase a mix of emerging and established writers. The journal values work “that presents authenticity, sincerity, and respect.”