Hi, I'm new here and I'm dabbling in fantasy and have tried to write general fiction as well in the past. I submitted some undisciplined and foolish bad poetry to Red Hen in the past, but they don't take submissions right now.
They solicit most of their work.
I just wanted to point out for the sake of clarity that Red Hen charges a fee to submit to the contests only. You don't pay to submit since they don't take submissions. You pay to submit to a contest (which I would advise against since I don't believe in contests as such). Anyway, they are a well respected press in their community. I would have been happy to have been published there, but I gave up writing bad poetry.
btw, I have a friend in New York who works at Penguin. I'll write her about the pitch thing.
I'll be working towards my 50 posts!