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: Jul 11th, 2017

Red Hen poet Gary Lemons was recently featured on Poetry Foundation's website with a poem from his book The Weight of Light.

Date: Jul 6th, 2017

See Red Hen authors t'ai freedom ford and Brendan Constantine in Santa Monica this weekend (07/09/2017) at The Broad Stage - The Edye as a part of An Evening of Poetry and Performance. Also featuring the LA premiere of Michael Roth's IMAGINATION DEAD IMAGINE with Quartet Nouveau.

Date: Jul 6th, 2017

Lost and Found features short essays (3000 words or fewer) examining under-read, overlooked, or otherwise "lost" books which—for reasons personal, political, artistic, or otherwise—deserve to be found again.

Date: Jul 5th, 2017

Check out this interview Red Hen poet Elise Paschen did with Deborah Kalb Books about her newest poetry collection, The Nightlife.

Date: Jul 5th, 2017

Red Hen Press was featured in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday (7/2) in a piece on upcoming events this week in LA. Make sure to check out our event at The Broad Stage on Sunday July 9th, An Evening of Poetry and Performance, featuring Red Hen poets Brendan Constantine and t'ai freedom ford, as well as the LA premiere of Michael Roth's IMAGINATION DEAD IMAGINE.

Date: Jun 28th, 2017

Red Hen Press author, Bradley Bazzle, was recently featured in the newest issue of Prism Review with his story Sharnhorse. Bazzle's newest book, Trash Mountain, will be released by Red Hen Press in Spring 2018.

Date: Jun 5th, 2017

Red Hen Press author Ellen Meeropol, released an essay titled Being My Dad's Many Daughters which can be found in Elayne Clift's new book Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, available for sale from Braughler Books.

Date: Jun 3rd, 2017

Pasadena Now covered the Pasadena Museum of California Art 's 15th anniversary events, which included a poetry reading by Red Hen Press authors William Archila, Douglas Manuel and Lisa C. Krueger.

Date: May 31st, 2017

In an interview with 90.3 kazu, Red Hen Press poet Tess Taylor reflects on the work of fellow poet Seamus Hearney and how he was able to write his poetry using memories of the places he once called home.

Date: Mar 14th, 2017

Red Hen Press is thrilled to announce the acceptance of a new novel: Thuy Da Lam’s gripping debut, Fire Summer, a book reminiscent of works by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Haruki Murakami, and George Saunders.

Date: Feb 6th, 2017

Red Hen is really looking forward to AWP 2017. Celebrating the conference's 50th Anniversary, this year’s extravaganza is sure to be special. Join us in Washington, DC from February 8th to 11th for heaps of literary fun!

Date: Jan 24th, 2017


Date: Jan 4th, 2017

Pasadena, CA - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Red Hen Press to support the publication and promotion of one book of poetry and one book of fiction. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

Date: Nov 15th, 2016

52 Men by Louise Wareham Leonard was published August 15th, 2015. We love this book at Red Hen, we love women with power in their fingertips. We are thrilled to announce the launch of 52 Men, The Podcast. This is a platform for women to talk about the men who have had an impact on their lives, from father figures to one-night stands.

Date: Nov 2nd, 2016

With featured readings by acclaimed poets Jill Bialosky, Rita Dove, and Alan Lightman, inspiring performances by two of our very own Writing in the Schools students, and a wealth of literary love, this year's 22nd Annual Benefit Champagne Luncheon was a smash hit!

Date: Oct 16th, 2016

Date: Jul 29th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that effective August 27, 2016, Red Hen Press will begin US and Canadian distribution through Ingram Publisher Services (IPS).

Date: Jan 21st, 2016

Red Hen Press is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 awards series. Winners of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, the RHP Fiction Award, and the RHP Nonfiction Award will receive book deals with Red Hen Press. Winners of the Red Hen Press Short Story Award, Poetry Award, and the LAR Wild Light Poetry Contest will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Los Angeles Review. All prizes include an honorarium.

Date: Jan 19th, 2016

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Eva Saulitis. Eva was an extremely gifted writer and poet, whose impact at the press was nothing short of remarkable.

Date: Dec 11th, 2015

Our author Michael Mirolla discusses his latest book of short stories, Lessons in Relationship Dyads with TVCOGECO'S Halton Insider.

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.