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Red Hen Press, one of the few literary presses in the Los Angeles area, was founded in 1994 with the intention of keeping creative literature alive. Our focus as a literary press is to publish poetry, literary fiction, and nonfiction.

Since its founding, Red Hen Press has created and maintained five unique programs:
• Publishing -- The annual release of 22 books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, with over 370 books published to date.
• Literary Events -- over 34 annual readings at four venues each in greater Los Angeles and New York City, featuring both acclaimed and emerging writers from throughout the U.S.
• Writing in the Schools (WITS) -- A literary program founded in 2003, which places published authors into underserved K-12 classrooms to conduct weekly writing workshops and provide free books to low-income students.
• The Los Angeles Review -- Red Hen's semi-annual literary print journal, comprised of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction from throughout the country.
• Literary Awards -- Red Hen confers six awards (totaling $8,000) each year to emerging writers.


Responsibilities may include: Laying out poetry and prose titles, reviewing and proofing galleys; designing covers, brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials; Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is required. Familiarity with HTML and CSS a big plus. This is a great opportunity to learn the finer points of book design.

Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.


• Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in progress (must be in their last two years of degree completion).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and use of the Internet as a research tool.
• Innovative and critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Experience and skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, without loss of attention to detail.


Required - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
Preferred - Adobe Illustrator

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