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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.

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.


Date: Dec 2nd, 2014

Adrian Jawort of Indian Country Today recently interviewed Elissa Washuta about her debut memoir, My Body is a Book of Rules.

Date: Nov 19th, 2014

In a recent article, Sara Newman, Deputy Editor for Neon Tommy, recounts her wonderful experience at Red Hen's 20th Anniversary Champagne Luncheon this past Sunday. She believes that this event is an example of how Los Angeles is securing its place in the literary world:

Date: Nov 11th, 2014

Author Amy Uyematsu wrote a post for Huffington Post about growing up in a time where there weren't many other Asian-American poets, and how that has had a large impact on her life:

Date: Nov 7th, 2014

Red Hen Press recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published over 50 books and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from regional, national and international voices.

Date: Nov 3rd, 2014

Author Ron Koertge wrote a post for Huffington Post about why he loves to write flash fiction:

Date: Nov 3rd, 2014

Audrey Quinn from New Pages gave a wonderful review of Ron Carlson's book, The Blue Box. She praises the author for his skill of making flash fiction seem effortless and enjoyable for his readers:

Date: Oct 29th, 2014

Geosi Gyasi spoke with author William Trowbridge about his latest book, Put This On, Please, poetry's place in the modern world, and his writing process:

Date: Oct 23rd, 2014

Carla Sameh and Christina Babock sit down with Elissa Washuta to discuss My Body is a Book of Rules, which they call "transformative":

Date: Oct 17th, 2014

Recently, Poets & Writers published an article featuring eleven small-press authors and their publishers, and we were featured! The article includes insight from Kate Gale, our Managing Editor, and Pete Fromm, one of our authors whose book, If Not For This, is now available, on what led Pete to Red Hen and why we do what we do.

Date: Oct 17th, 2014

Recently, Kate Gale sat down with NHPR's Word of Mouth segment to share her story of growing up on High View Church Farm, a group she considered "cult-like." This is an interview you don't want to miss. Listen to the full thing here.

Date: Oct 9th, 2014

Pete Fromm and Cherie Newman discussed Pete's latest novel, If Not For This, on MTPR this week.

Date: Oct 6th, 2014

Anne Rasmussen from Late Night Library interviewed author Ron Koertge about his latest flash fiction, Sex World.

Date: Sep 3rd, 2014

Recently, The Omaha Public Library chose Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel, The Meaning of Names, as its 2014 Omaha Reads Selection. To complement this, the library interviewed Karen on everything from the beauty of Nebraska to her love of libraries. Here's what Karen had to say about her home state:

Date: Aug 27th, 2014

PEN Center USA recently announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 Literary Awards, and we are delighted that B.H. James' novel Parnucklian for Chocolate was selected as a finalist in the fiction category!

Date: Aug 11th, 2014

Omaha Public Library recently announced that Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel The Meaning of Names is the 2014 Omaha Reads Selection!

Date: Jul 7th, 2014

A recent blog post on La Bloga featured an interview with Red Hen author Veronica Reyes about her recent win at the International Latino Book Awards. Veronica tied for first place in poetry with Laurie Ann Guerrero, and received second place in cover design. Congratulations again to Veronica on the awards!

Date: Jun 16th, 2014

Over the weekend, Douglas Kearney sat down with Rachel Martin of NPR's Weekend Edition to discuss his new collection, Patter, just in time for Fathers' Day. The holiday is especially well-suited to Kearney's book, which explores his personal journey to fatherhood and the painful challenges with conception along the way. During the interview, Kearney addresses the difficulties of writing poetry where such an emotionally harrowing experience translates directly off the page. He goes on to illuminate the experiences behind a number of his poems, including struggles shared with his wife and the specific question of the male role in conversations on infertility and miscarriage. As Martin confirms, Kearney's efforts result in a collection that "demands a lot from readers, but the pay off is worth it."

Date: Jun 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Piazza's Interrobang for winning the Balcones Poetry Prize from Austin Community College!

Date: May 16th, 2014

Congratulations to Red Hen author Peggy Shumaker for winning the Rasmuson Foundation's top honor, The Distinguished Artist Fellowship!

Date: May 14th, 2014

Congratulations to John Van Kirk! His debut novel, Song for Chance, has placed in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award.

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.