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 Press is currently hiring a Development Associate. Please see our listing, here, for more information.


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: 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.