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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.

Previous Award Winners

 

 

Congratulations to all winners!

* denotes award inaugural year

Benjamin Saltman Award

2017 – deciduous qween, Matty Layne Glasgow
2016 – Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining, Mark Wagenaar
2015 – As Burning Leaves, Gabriel Jesiolowski
2014 – Primary Source, Jason Schneiderman
2013 – This Is Not a Skyscraper, Dean Kostos
2012 – Our Vanishing, Frannie Lindsay
2011 – Palace of Contemplating Departure, Brynn Saito
2010 – But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, Lillian Yvonne-Bertram
2009 – The Luckless Age, Steve Kistulentz
2008 – Tongue, Rachel Contreni Flynn
2007 – Allegheny, Monogahela, Erinn Batykeffer
2006 – Golem of Los Angeles, Tony Barnstone
2005 – Histories of Bodies, Mariko Nagai
2004 – Amplified Dog, Charles Harper Webb
2003 – Lamp of the Body, Maggie Smith
2002 – State of Blessed Gluttony, Susan Thomas
2001 – Orioling, Ann Silsbee
2000 – Cold Angel of Mercy, Amy Randolph
1999* – The Owning Stone, Jim Peterson

Letras Latinas/Red Hen Press Poetry Prize

2017 – Beasts Behave In Foreign Land, Ruth Irupé Sanabria
2015 – The Gravedigger’s Archaeology, William Archila
2013 – Speaking Wiri Wiri, Dan Vera

Fiction Award

2017 – Living Things, Landon Houle
2016 – Trash Mountain, Bradley Bazzle
2015* – Cake Time, Siel Ju

Nonfiction Award

2018 – Dog Relations: Essays on Living in a Trans-Species Family, Deborah Thompson
2017 – The Rib Joint: A Memoir in Essays, Juliet Koets
2016 –The Perpetual Motion Machine, Brittany Ackerman
2015* – Circadian, Chelsey Clammer

Novella Award

First award winner will be announced in late 2018.

Women’s Prose Award

2018 – Sugar, Smoke, Song, Reema Rajbanshi
2017* – An Unbearable Weight, Elizabeth Earley

Quill Prose Award

2017 – The Falls of the Wyona, David Brendan Hopes
2016* – Scissors, Paper, Stone, Martha K. Davis