COVID-19 Operations Update

Dear Friends,

We hope this finds you and yours healthy and safe.

Red Hen Press remains, as ever, dedicated to helping our communities, local and global, through the power of literature. We have been monitoring the situation and made the decision last week to pause our internship program and have staff members work remotely as part of our response to the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, all workshops, readings, and events that were scheduled by Red Hen through the end of April are being shifted to virtual platforms or postponed. We will continue to follow any guidelines, recommendations, or mandates as set forth by the CDC and our local, state, and federal governments so we can do our part to help flatten the curve and lessen the spread of the virus.

Though we may be working from our own individual Hen Houses right now, the Red Hen Press team continues, tirelessly, to bring untold, moving, and necessary stories to you. We will weather this storm together and are coming up with new and innovative ways to bring our authors to you. We’re also keeping an eye on the amazing opportunities and supportive communities that have come together during our time of social distancing to ensure that though we are physically apart, we are never far from each others’ hearts.

As we hatch our plans, stay tuned for virtual reading announcements and book sales while we continue our work of providing literature and events to the community:

Check out our Red Hen Recommends blog for updates, virtual events, and recommendations on books and activities while you practice your social distancing. We’ll update this every other day with new recs, tips, and sales!

How to get books!

From Red Hen directly

Purchase physical copies and ebooks from the internationally distributed Red Hen collection!

From the library

While most libraries have closed, your local library has ebooks and audiobooks available—for free! Browse from the comfort of your home and check out books instantly with immediate downloads straight to your preferred reading (or listening) device.

(Availability is dependent on your location, so click here to learn how to request the books you want)

From other retailers

Most independent bookstores have had to close their doors to the public, but many are still accepting orders online. We encourage you to support your local independent bookstores by making a purchase through their Bookshop.org store. A portion of each purchase through Bookshop.org is donated back to the indie bookstore and publisher community.

Literature is what we turn to in challenging times, how we explore while in isolation, and how we find ourselves when the future is unknown.

We look forward to seeing you later this year. Until then, see you on the web!

With best wishes from the Red Hen team,


Kate, Mark, Tobi, Monica, Tansica, Natasha, Nick, Rebeccah, and Amanda

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