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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

Arktoi Books

Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, publishes high-quality literary fiction and poetry by lesbian writers. It was established in 2006 by Eloise Klein Healy. The mission of Arktoi Books is to give lesbian writers more access to “the conversation” that having a book in print affords. Submissions by both new and established authors are welcome. Each year the imprint will publish a minimum of one book.

Arktoi Books is named for the arktoi or “bears,” young girls in the service of Artemis who lived for a year at her sanctuary at Brauron, east of Athens.

To date, Arktoi has published six books, with the seventh, Amy Schutzer’s Spheres of Disturbance, being released in April of 2014.

The current Arktoi Books are:

41g4S+xbNFL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Spheres of Disturbance
Fiction by Amy Schutzer
Publication Date: April 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9890361-1-5
Size: 5×8
Pages: 280
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: $16.95
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9780989036108Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives!
Poetry from Verónica Reyes
Publication Date: October 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9890361-0-8
Size: 7×9
Pages: 112
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: $18.95
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My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus
A memoir by Kelly Barth
Publication Date: September 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9800407-5-3
Size: 5×8
Pages: 240
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: $17.95
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The Alphabet Conspiracy
Poetry by Rita Mae Reese
Publication Date: February 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9800407-3-9
Size: 7×9
Pages: 80
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: US $17.95
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Cut Away
A Novel by Catherine Kirkwood
Publication Date: April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9800407-9-1
Size: 5×8
Pages: 152
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: $16.95
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The Heart’s Traffic
A Novel in Poems by Ching-In Chen
Publication Date: April 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9800407-2-2
Size: 7×9
Pages: 120
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: US $21.00
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Interpretive Work
Poetry by Elizabeth Bradfield
Publication Date: March 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9800407-1-5
Size: 6×9
Pages: 112
Binding: Tradepaper
Price: US $20.00
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For more information about Arktoi, including how to submit, please visit Arktoi’s website, here.