Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

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

Jobs and Internships




Red Hen is not currently hiring any full-time positions.


Red Hen accepts applications for internships and volunteers throughout the year. If you would like to be considered for a volunteer or intern position, please review the criteria below.

All positions posted here are unpaid, and we ask that all interns and volunteers commit to helping out a minimum of 15 hours per week. Red Hen Press is a nonprofit that publishes work by people of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles. If you are uncomfortable with this please do not apply.


Development responsibilities include researching appropriate funding organizations, assisting in drafting and proofreading LOIs, and updating our development databases. The intern may also assist Red Hen’s development associate in the coordinating of the press’s outreach program. This primarily entails communicating with authors and local schools over the phone and through email.

Responsibilities may include: copy editing, proofreading, and otherwise preparing manuscripts for layout; assisting with submission management; assisting the Publisher and Production Coordinator with maintaining the production schedule; laying out manuscripts, entering corrections, reviewing galleys; designing brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials; archiving and managing inventory. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus. Familiarity with HTML and CSS a big plus. Interns and volunteers with an art background generally spend more time on design projects, while those with a writing background generally work on editorial, though this is by no means a rule. This is a great opportunity to learn the finer points of book design.

Responsibilities may include: organizing and promoting Red Hen readings, managing social media for books and authors, pitching features and interviews to media, writing and proofreading press releases, researching new review publications, updating publicity and sales kits, assisting with review copy distribution, processing reviews of our books.

Responsibilities may include: designing and executing sales mailings, researching academic course adoption opportunities, maintaining bookstore and other vendor databases, promoting Red Hen’s three annual awards, etc.

Red Hen Press is looking for an intern/volunteer to assist with our largest fundraiser of the year. The event this internship will support will mark the press’s 20th anniversary, attracting 300 attendees, including some of the nation’s most acclaimed authors. Qualifications include: Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, upbeat and polite personality, strong verbal and written skills, ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, take initiative, and communicate with supervisors. Previous experience with fund raising and event planning is a plus, though not required.


To apply for an internship at Red Hen Press, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and contact information (as a .doc or .pdf file) to marketing [at] redhen.org. Please include “Interning at Red Hen Press,” in the subject line, as well as the specific position or positions you are interested in.