Our reading periods are September 15 - December 1 and January 1 - March 1. Please do not submit more than once per reading period.
We are now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism, as well as any interesting combinations thereof, exclusively through our online submission manager. Submit one story, essay, set of (or link to) artwork, set of 3-5 poems, or set of 2-4 short short stories at a time, and please wait for our response before submitting again. While we do accept simultaneous submissions with notification if accepted elsewhere, we do not consider previously published work.
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Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 contest!
2013 Fiction Contest (Michael Martone, judge)
1st place: Kendall Klym, “The Dancing Plague”
2013 Poetry Contest (Katrina Roberts, judge)
1st place: Anna Knowles, “Quilombo: on forgetting everything by morning”
2014 Poetry and Fiction Contests
The entry fee is $15, and includes a one-year subscription to Puerto del Sol. Fiction submissions are limited to one piece of no more than 10,000 words per entry. Poetry submissions are limited to three poems of no more than two pages per entry. Prizes for fiction and poetry will be $400 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third. The first-place manuscripts will be published in Puerto del Sol. All submissions will be considered for publication. Multiple submissions are allowed, with a fee of $15 for each additional submission. While we do accept simultaneous submissions with notification if accepted elsewhere, we do not consider previously published work.
The deadline for submission is March 15. The winners will be announced June 1.
All contest submissions and fees will be handled through our Submittable submission manager. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any technical questions or other concerns.
Each submission should use standard manuscript formatting. However, names and contact information should not be included in the submission.
Students or faculty who have attended or taught at New Mexico State University within the last five years are not eligible, and neither are close friends or former students of the judges.
CLMP Contest Ethics Code
CLMP's community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to: