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 offers unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year to qualified candidates interested in learning about various aspects of book publishing. Our focused departmental internships expose participants to the finer points of area work, and offer a comprehensive introduction to independent publishing and nonprofits. In addition to hands-on experience in specific departmental work, benefits include free workshops and seminars on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable. For more information on specific internship positions, please review the Positions section below.

Our internship program is divided into three seasons based on the academic calendar, with flexible start/end dates: Spring, Summer, and Fall. All internships require a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week for a period of 4 months on site at our Pasadena, CA, office. Priority will be given to applicants with greater availability.
To be considered for an internship, applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education by the time of the requested internship season. While we encourage students to apply, we do not require enrollment in an academic program.

We do not offer remote internships at this time.


Development & Grant Writing
Marketing & Publicity
Special Event Planning
Publisher’s Office


If you would like to be considered for an internship with Red Hen, please send your cover letter, resume, and any additional materials as specified by department addressed to the Office Manager at jobs[at]redhen.org, with your preferred position in the email subject line. Please apply to only one internship at a time; if you are interested in more than one position, please apply to your first choice and indicate your second choice in your cover letter.
Interested candidates should submit their materials according to the following schedules:

Spring 2016: applications accepted up until February 20th
Summer 2016: applications accepted up until May 25th
Fall 2016: applications accepted up until August 15th

All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.
(Note: 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.)