Red Hen Press

About Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press has served both local and national communities as Southern California’s largest nonprofit literary publisher for 25 years. Our mission is to discover and publish works of literary excellence, support diversity, and foster literacy in our local schools.

The press was established in 1994 to publish talented writers whose works had been overlooked by large-scale publishing. Since then, the press has maintained five unique programs:

Publishing: The release of an average of twenty-four books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction annually, with over 400 books released to date and distributed nationally. Includes books published through the press’s imprints and publishing series, which emphasize diverse voices.

Writing in the Schools (WITS): A literary program founded in 2003 that provides creative writing workshops and free books to underprivileged elementary through high school students in Title I and low-income charter schools.

Literary Events: Nearly thirty reading events yearly, covering the East and West coasts, and international cities such as London and Frankfurt. Events are either free or low-cost and reach upwards of 1,000 audience members annually.

The Los Angeles Review: An online journal publishing emerging authors and excellent works of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction from throughout the country.

Literary Awards: Red Hen proudly presents ten awards (totaling $12,000) each year to emerging writers.


Editorial Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Pasadena, CA
“My supervisor was great and always very organized and responsive.”

Audiobook Coordinator

April 2018 - August 2018 Pasadena, CA
“I liked that I had a lot of wiggle room as to what my internship entailed. It was almost investigative as I was the one of only two other people who had worked on the project since its initial development. ”
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