Red Hen Press Awards


Red Hen Press would like to thank all who submitted work for the awards and congratulate the following winners!

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award 2019 winner: M. Soledad Caballero’s Birds of Prey

Red Hen Press Fiction Award 2019 winner: Lily Hoang’s Underneath

Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award 2019 winner: Jan Beatty’s American Bastard

Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize 2020 winner: Coco Picard’s The Healing Circle

Red Hen Press Novella Award 2019 winner: Thea Prieto’s From the Caves

Quill Prose Award 2019 winner: Carlos Allende’s Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love


General Awards

Red Hen Press is proud to confer six annual literary awards: the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for $3,000, a four-week PLAYA Residency, and the publication of a full manuscript; the Quill Prose Awardthe Red Hen Press Fiction Award, the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, the Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize, and the Red Hen Press Novella Award each for $1000 and publication by Red Hen Press.

For more information on each award, including how to enter, please check out the links below.


Partnership Awards

Red Hen Press partners with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and University of Notre Dame’s Insitute for Latino Studies to publish two books. We do not accept solicitations for these awards, please refer to the organization for submission instructions.


Los Angeles Review Awards

Additionally, Red Hen Press is pleased to present four annual awards from the Los Angeles Review! The contests are: the Short Fiction Award, judged by Kristen Millares Young; the Flash Fiction Award, judged by Ellen Meeropol; the Creative Nonfiction Award, judged by Aimee Liu; and the Poetry Award, judged by Francisco Aragón. A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review will be given to four authors each season for exceptional writing in each genre.

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