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.

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: May 20th, 2015

Elissa Washuta’s Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control, will be available on June 16. Washuta recounts her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

Date: May 11th, 2015

Red Hen author Ellen Meeropol wrote an essay for Cleaver Magazine, in which she discusses of writing varied perspectives and crossing boundaries in fiction in her novel, On Hurricane Island.

Date: Apr 28th, 2015

Yesterday, The Commonwealth Club announced the finalists of this year's California Book Awards, and we are delighted that Douglas Kearney's poetry collection, Patter, is a finalist for the poetry award!

Date: Apr 7th, 2015

Recently, Linda K. Sienkiewicz made a blog post in which she talked with Red Hen author Ellen Meeropol about Ellen's new novel, On Hurricane Island. The two discussed Ellen's writing process, research, and the effect the book has had on Ellens daily life. It's a fascinating read!

Date: Mar 30th, 2015

KC Studio interviews William Trowbridge and calls his work "highly relatable, with a sly humor and topics that range from the indignities of hospital stays to the realities and fantasies that come with advancing age."

Date: Mar 20th, 2015

Recently, The Kansas City Star put out their list of 100 staff favorites from 2014 and Red Hen author William Trowbridge's Put This On, Please made the cut! The collection is one of 9 poetry selections on the list.

Date: Mar 20th, 2015

Uprising Radio invited Red Hen author Amy Uyematsu to discuss and read from her latest work, The Yellow Door.

Date: Mar 11th, 2015

Recently, Mexican poetry journal Periodico de Poesia conducted an interview with Red Hen author Cynthia Hogue in which they discussed, among other things, the importance of poetry's cultural work in the world.

Date: Mar 10th, 2015

Recently, Lambda Literary announced the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, and we are delighted that Susanna Mishler's fantastic poetry collection Termination Dust is among the finalists!

Date: Feb 23rd, 2015

William Archila speaks with author Mariano Zaro about his early influences and how growing up as an immigrant in the United States has made an impact on his writing.

Date: Feb 2nd, 2015

Allison Hill likens the Los Angeles publishing scene to a "scintillating, intimate dinner party," with ten of her favorite publishers as the dinner guests in the Los Angeles Daily News.

Date: Feb 2nd, 2015

Publishers Weekly selected Ellen Meeropol's On Hurricane Island as a notable book to watch for during the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute 2015.

Date: Jan 28th, 2015

The Latina Book Club recently announced its 2nd Annual Books of the Year List. All books chosen were either written by Latino authors, or contain noteworthy Latino characters.

Date: Jan 23rd, 2015

Did you happen to miss out on our fantastic 20th Anniversary Champagne Luncheon last November? Never fear! Our friends at Poetry LA were kind enough to record some of the spectacular readings given by our featured guests, which you can watch right now!

Date: Jan 16th, 2015

We are delighted that Red Hen's readings at the Annenberg Community Beach House were ranked as the most-liked poetry reading of 2014 on examiner.com!

Date: Jan 12th, 2015

Recently, Literary Arts announced the finalists for the Oregon Book Awards, and we are delighted that Amy Schutzer's new novel Spheres of Disturbance is among the finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction!

Date: Jan 7th, 2015

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association recently announced the winners of the 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Awards, and we are thrilled to announce that, for the fifth time, Pete Fromm is one of those winners! Pete won for his incredible new novel, If Not For This, a story of indomitable love set along the wild rivers of the American West. If Not For This is now available in your local bookstore.

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:

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.