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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.

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March #ChickenFeat Contest

 

The Rules

  1. Every month we will introduce a new contest. It may be a caption contest, a photography contest, a quiz or a trivia contest! Keep your eye on your inboxes and on Red Hen’s social media accounts for the latest updates.
  2. The judge of the contest will be a different Red Hen Press staff member every month! 
  3. Every submission gives you one entry to win a bundle of Red Hen books that will change every month! Depending on the contest, multiple entries may give you multiple chances to win!
  4. Submissions will be accepted via social media and email sent to media@redhen.org with the subject line [MONTH] #ChickenFeat. Submissions close on the 20th of every month.
  5. Winners will be announced on the 25th of every month. New contests will be announced on the first of every month.
  6. Contests will run monthly until September 25.
  7. Winners of the monthly contest will then be entered into a pool to win the Grand Prize of two (2) complimentary tickets to our annual Champagne Benefit at the end of October or the equivalent value in books and broadsides.

 

Submission Guidelines

Please include your full name and your email address with your entry so we know how to reach you!

 


MARCH

Judge: Tansica Sun, Marketing Assistant

Prize: In celebration of Red Hen Press’ 2019 Spring release, March’s prize is a bundle of poetry and prose titles due for publication in April! Depending on availability, the winner may receive galleys in lieu of final copies.

Poetry
The World Began With Yes
 by Erica Jong
Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave by Kim Dower
Wild Honey, Tough Salt by Kim Stafford

Prose
The Question Authority by Rachel Cline
Sex & Taipei City by Yu-Han Chao

SHARING CONTEST

Locate the below garaphic on one or all of RHP’s social media platforms (Hint: we’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). All you have to do is just retweet, repost, and share the graphic and you’ll be enter to win FIVE books!

Not on social media? No problem. Just save the above image and forward it to your friends! However, you may NOT BCC your friend list and you must remember to CC marketingassist@redhen.org. Deadline ends March 20th. Winner will be announced March 25th!

#ChickenFeat – a 25th Anniversary Contest Series!

 

The Rules

  1. Every month we will introduce a new contest. It may be a caption contest, a photography contest, a quiz or a trivia contest! Keep your eye on your inboxes and on Red Hen’s social media accounts for the latest updates.
  2. The judge of the contest will be a different Red Hen Press staff member every month! 
  3. Every submission gives you one entry to win a bundle of Red Hen books that will change every month! Depending on the contest, multiple entries may give you multiple chances to win!
  4. Submissions will be accepted via social media and email sent to media@redhen.org with the subject line [MONTH] #ChickenFeat. Submissions close on the 20th of every month.
  5. Winners will be announced on the 25th of every month. New contests will be announced on the first of every month.
  6. Contests will run monthly until September 25.
  7. Winners of the monthly contest will then be entered into a pool to win the Grand Prize of two (2) complimentary tickets to our annual Champagne Benefit at the end of October or the equivalent value in books and broadsides.

 

Submission Guidelines

Please include your full name and your email address with your entry so we know how to reach you!

 


FEBRUARY

Judge: Monica Fernandez, Media Manager

Monica started at Red Hen Press as a Marketing and Publicity intern in September 2017, and moved into the position of Media Manager in February 2018, overseeing the Media and Publicity for Red Hen and its titles. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English in 2013, and most recently graduated from City University London with a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing in 2015.She has also had several short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces published in places such as The Chaffey Review, Rind Literary Magazine, Scribendi, The Left Coast Review, Creepy Gnome, and Slush Pile Magazine’s Envy anthology.

 

 

Prize: In honor of Black History Month, we’re proud to present a few of our favorite African American poets!

Testify by Douglas Manuel
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The book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson by Percival Everett
There Are No Names for Red by Chris Abani and Percival Everett
Confessions of a Barefaced Woman by Allison Joseph
Red Channel in the Rupture by Amber Flora Thomas
Suck on the Marrow by Camille Dungy
Patter by Douglas Kearney

CAPTION CONTEST

Email media@redhen.org with a witty caption for the photo above by February 20th! One entry per person. This month’s judge will pick their favorite and announce the winner on February 25th!

One Water

 

One Water is a book about Alaska through the lens of a young drifter seeking meaning in this world and discovering it in the Alaskan backcountry and in the stories of some of the people who take a ride in his taxicab.

Rob Mccue takes us on a journey through the Alaska Wilderness to the streets of its second largest city in a quest to better understand whatever in the heck is actually going on in this world. The book is not merely a narrative of his adventures but also contains descriptions of the geological, biological, and climactic circumstances that have shaped this great land. The book is also a coming of age story tracing the course of a hedonistic young drifter slowly accepting his transformation to adulthood (or close to it, anyway) and his role as a member of a family.

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Chelsey Clammer offers online writing classes!

Attention writers! Red Hen author Chelsey Clammer, winner of our 2015 Nonfiction Award with her book Circadian, teaches online creative writing classes with WOW! Women On Writing. Offering three different 4-week classes starting in August, September or November, each centers around a different topic: good writing, grief, or the holidays.

Click here to learn more about Chelsey’s classes and to sign up!

Yale Radio Interview: Losing Helen by Carol Becker

Carol Becker had an interview with Yale Radio!

Listen in on author Carol Becker’s latest interview with Yale Radio, associated with the Museum of Non-visible Art, as she discusses her latest book, Losing Helen. 

Click here to listen on the Yale Radio website!

Rent Our Event Space!

Here at Red Hen Press, we have a bit of extra space in our nest and would love to share it with our neighbors!

At our location in Pasadena at 1540 Lincoln Ave,
we have our stage area, conference room, and green room available for rent
any day of the week from 8AM to 10PM.

See the image below for specific rates per day and time of day.

Day Time of Day Stage Area Conference or Green
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm $50/hour* $25/hour
Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm $100/hour $50/hour
Saturday/Sunday 8am-10pm $150/hour $100/hour

*Please note the Stage Area is not private during business hours – Red Hen Staff and interns will be on site and will occasionally enter and exit the Event Space during these hours. The Conference or Green Room can be locked upon request.

Please note that Monday through Friday there is a different rate for the Stage Area between the hours of 9AM-5PM and 5PM-10PM.

There is a flat rate cleaning fee of $25 for the Stage Area, or $10 each for the Conference Room/Green Room.

If you have any questions or are interested in renting any of our three spaces,
please feel free to contact us at (626) 356-4760 or media@redhen.org.

Stage Area:

Our stage area has hosted everything from string quartets and poetry readings to web series screenings, panels, and theatrical performances. With rotating art shows adorning our walls, and an extremely flexible set-up, the space can lend itself to whatever your event needs may be. Food and drinks are allowed (even alcohol, as long as it’s not for sale!)

Capacity: Up to 120 seated, 200 standing

Amenities:

  • Up to 100 chairs (mismatched)
  • 2 round tables, 36″ in diameter
  • 1 round table, 48″ in diameter
  • 4 rectangular tables, 72″ x 24″
  • 3 couches
  • Additional mismatched seating available
  • Piano
  • Podium
  • Single microphone and amplifier
  • Speaker system with Bluetooth capabilities
  • Adjustable A/C and heating
  • Projector and screen



Conference Room:

Our Conference Room is the perfect place for hosting board meetings, staff meetings, club meetings, or conference calls. There is also access to the attached private bathroom!

Capacity: Maximum capacity of 12

Amenities:

  • Up to 12 conference-style swivel chairs
  • Large conference desk, plus two smaller desks
  • Conference-style phone
  • Access to private bathroom



Green Room:

Looking for a temporary place to relax or get some work done away from home or the office? Our Green Room is the perfect place! Secluded, private, and quiet, with access to a private bathroom, a microwave, and a mini fridge, the Green Room is the best place to get work done or even just take a nap in the middle of the day!

Please note that though the Green Room’s couch pulls out into a cot, this room is unavailable for overnight stays.

Capacity: Up to 6

Amenities:

  • 1 couch (pulls out into a bed)
  • 1 loveseat
  • 2 lounge chairs
  • 1 coffee table
  • 1 writing desk
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 mini fridge
  • 3 bookcases
  • Access to private bathroom with shower



Private restroom attached to Green Room:

 

Please note that we are unable to host any events for, in the name of, in support of (or against), or benefiting any political cause. In renting any of our spaces, you also understand that publicity efforts for your event are your responsibility, and not the responsibility of Red Hen Press.

OUT NOW!

 

Bad Stories is OUT NOW! And on this official day of release, one last Bad message:

You can’t advocate for serious discourse and simultaneously participate in the trivialization of discourse. Or rather, you can. But the story is going to end badly.” (Bad Stories 246).

Steve Almond’s Bad Stories is a reflection on how we, as a country, got here. Read it, devour it, but most importantly, understand it. Only when we’re all on the same page, when we all understand how this came to be, can we move, as Steve likes to say, onward, together.

Buy Bad Stories on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, and everywhere books are sold!

1 Last Bad Stories Chance!

1 Day left until Bad Stories is released!

Today is the last day for the Goodreads Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies!

Pre-order Bad Stories on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, and everywhere books are sold!

2 ‘Bad’ Blurbs

2 Days left! Is everyone excited for Steve Almond’s Bad Stories? Here are 2 advanced praises to whet your appetite!

(1) “It’s a rare writer who has the power to make one aware in every paragraph of the moral necessity of literature, but in Bad Stories, Steve Almond has done just that. With fierce intelligence, moving candor, and dazzling insight, Almond draws on everything from The Grapes of Wrath to the voting practices of his babysitter to dismantle the false narratives about American democracy that got us into the political pickle we’re in. I was enlightened and spellbound by Bad Stories, outraged and consoled. This is a profound and essential book for all time, but especially for now.”
Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

(2) “Steve, I’m sorry but I’ve completely destroyed my copy of Bad Stories. Seriously, there was something in every chapter that inspired furious underlining or dog-eared pages or the scribbling of hasty notes in the margins. The upside is that I feel like I have a much better grasp of the tortured American psyche. The downside is that I can’t loan the book to anyone, because they’ll think I’m a madman. Thanks for the thrilling read.”
Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

Pre-order Bad Stories on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, and everywhere books are sold!