Xeno Books, an imprint of Red Hen press, publishes quirky, well-crafted titles that don’t fall within the boundaries of Red Hen’s regular literary program.
Red Hen’s managing editor, Kate Gale, on the creation of Xeno: Red Hen Press has specific editorial guidelines: to publish poetry and literary prose. Within that framework, you’ll find a wide range of styles and subjects, but the framework itself is fairly strict. We kept falling in love with books we wanted to see in print but that did not fall within our usual editorial purview. We formed Xeno, then, to publish great titles that would otherwise be strangers to the Red Hen list—strangers soon to become friends. What we’re looking for in Xeno titles are books with some quirk, some niche appeal, but that also have commercial possibilities.
A Memoir by Paul Cummins
Pub Date: September 15, 2015
Size: 6 x 9; Pages: 216
A Collective Memoir by Steve Bassett
Pub Date: September 1, 2013
Size: 6 x 9; Pages: 324
A Bug Collection
Short Stories by Melody Mansfield
Publication Date: October 2013
Size: 5 x 8