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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 2016 winner: Mark Wagenaar’s Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining

Quill Queer Prose Prize 2016 winner: Martha K. Davis’s Scissors, Paper, Stone

Red Hen Press Fiction Award 2016 winner: Bradley Bazzle’s Trash Mountain

Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award 2016 winner: Doug Crandell’s Tornado Season

 

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Winner of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Award

 

Red Hen Press is proud to confer four annual literary awards: the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for $3,000, a four-week PLAYA Residency, and the publication of a full manuscript; the Quill Queer Prose Prize, the Red Hen Press Fiction Award, and the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, each for $1000 and publication; and introducing in 2017, the Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize for $1000, and publication of a full-length manuscript by Red Hen Press.

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

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Quill Queer Prose Prize

Red Hen Press Fiction Award

Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award

Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize

 

Additionally, Red Hen Press is pleased to announce four new bi-annual awards from the Los Angeles Review! The new contests are: the Short Fiction Award, judged by Bryan Hurt; the Flash Fiction Award, judged by Siel Ju; the Creative Nonfiction Award, judged by Chelsey Clammer; and the Poetry Award, judged by t’ai freedom ford. A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review will be given to four authors each season for exceptional writing in each genre.

For more information on each award, including how to enter, please check them out here.