I apologize for this post and the hurt it caused. Red Hen Press values inclusiveness and diversity in publishing. Our Mission: "Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature."
We continuously strive to make sure the books we publish are by a wide diversity of authors of all walks of life, of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, and religious beliefs. We honor transparency as a way to improve the publishing world and we honor your right to criticize.
I thank the writing and reading community for your passion and commitment to change and diversity. I look forward to hearing more from all of you in the next couple of months on how Red Hen can continue to be a partner with authors in the publishing world and be an ally to diversity in the community.