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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: 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.

Date: May 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Lam! His book Birds of Paradise Lost is on the shortlist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Date: Apr 24th, 2014

Tess Taylor has had an amazing journey of discovery these past few months. Her debut poetry collection, The Forage House, chronicles the exploration of her familial lineage and ties to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. It was the publication of this book that led Gayle Jessup White, a communications consultant, to reach out to Tess. Together, they discovered they were related through the Jefferson family line.

Date: Apr 18th, 2014

David Mason's verse novel Ludlow is featured in the Washington Post to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of a massacre that led to the murder of two dozen striking coal miners. "On April 20, 1914, thugs working for Colorado Fuel & Iron and the Colorado National Guard attacked striking coal miners at Ludlow," and Mason's verse novel brings this history to light.

Date: Apr 11th, 2014

Carolyn Kellogg at the Los Angeles Times just posted an interview with Kate, on running an indie press and her festival favorites.

Date: Apr 7th, 2014

Amy Schutzer gave an interview to Shelf Unbound and talked about her creative writing process and influences for her new book, Spheres of Disturbance.

Date: Apr 3rd, 2014

Brynn Saito's The Palace of Contemplating Departure has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry as one of the best works by a Nor Cal author.

Date: Apr 3rd, 2014

Andrew Lam's debut novel Birds of Paradise Lost is a finalist in the 83rd Annual California Book Awards.

Date: Apr 2nd, 2014

Artsmith announced Peggy Shumaker as their Artist of the Year! This honor is given to an artist who "exemplifies mastery in her or his field and generosity to others."

Date: Apr 2nd, 2014

Veronica Reyes sat down with El Paseo Times and gave some insight into her artisitc process and her new book of poetry.

Date: Apr 2nd, 2014

Ms. Magazine is celebrating National Poetry Month by announcing and presenting five different feminist unpublished poems. The first is Veronica Reyes's "The Hawk."

Date: Mar 31st, 2014

Red Hen author, Verónica Reyes, is featured in The Advocate for her recent Lambda Award nomination.

Date: Mar 5th, 2014

Washington Independent Review of Books celebrates Red Hen's 20th anniversary with a feature:

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.