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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.

Red Hen Press Awards



Red Hen Press would like to thank all who submitted work for the awards and congratulate the following winners!

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award 2014 winner: Jason Schneiderman’s “Primary Source.”

Red Hen Press Short Story Award 2014 winners: Kent Nelson’s “The Mercy of Others.”

Red Hen Press Poetry Award 2014 winner: Jeff Walt’s “In the Bathroom Mirror this Morning.”

The Los Angeles Review’s Wild Light Poetry Contest 2014 winner: Sam Sax’s “Kaddish.”

Winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award


Red Hen Press is proud to confer six annual literary awards: the Red Hen Press Short Story Award for $1,000 and publication of  a single short story in the Los Angeles Review, the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for $3,000 and the publication of a full manuscript, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award for $1,000 and publication of a poem in Los Angeles Review, and the Red Hen Press Graphic Novel Award, the Red Hen Press Fiction Award, and the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, each for $1000 and publication by Red Hen.

For more information on each award, including how to enter, please check out the links below. Good luck!

Red Hen Press Short Story Award

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Red Hen Press Poetry Award

Red Hen Press Graphic Novel Award

Red Hen Press Fiction Award

Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award