“Always keep your dead body close, my parents told me.”

A.T. Grant wrote a novella called Collected Alex. Caketrain [a journal and press] put it in a dark boat. Now you can tie it to your dock using some rope and an animal bone of a kind. A.T. Grant is a thick bag of fire, a cake you should feed to the zombie geese.

[Film vignette by Katy Mongeau]

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October 15th, 2013 / 10:08 am

NOW AVAILABLE for preorder: The Weather Stations by Ryan Call

I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time and it is finally here:

Available for preorder now from Caketrain for only $8, or together with any of Caketrain’s beautiful single author editions for $12.


Author Spotlight / 31 Comments
January 13th, 2011 / 10:53 pm

Ghost Machine by Ben Mirov is a soft, looping, erased-De Kooning that searches for someone it lost. Really sad. Very good. Read it.

Caketrain 8 is $8

Issue 8. 276 pp. $8, postpaid.

Joseph Aguilar, Nubia Bint Aqeel, E.C. Belli, Carrie Bennett, Amaranth Borsuk, Paul Braffort, Blake Butler, Jak Cardini, William Cardini, Jon Cone, Juliet Cook, Olivia Cronk, Kelly Dulaney, Laura Eve Engel, Géraldine Georges, Kristen Gleason, Sarah Goldstein, Adriana Grant, Hillery Hugg, Gabriela Jauregui, Sean Kilpatrick, Robert Kloss, Darby Larson, Tan Lin, Matthew Mahaney, Megan Martin, Gordon Massman, David Ohle, Brian Oliu, Kim Parko, Nick Ripatrazone, Kim Roberts, M Sarki, Kathryn Scanlan, Farren Stanley, Heidi Lynn Staples, Louisa Storer, Emily Toder, Ashley Toliver, J.A. Tyler, Maren Vespia, Danielle Vogel, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Rosmarie Waldrop, Joel Weinbrot, Jess Wigent, Corey Zeller.

Presses / 15 Comments
October 15th, 2010 / 3:41 pm

your friday moment of zen

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August 13th, 2010 / 2:17 pm

Ben Mirov’s Ghost Machine

This book is freaky, incredible, and one of my favorite sublime objects in a long while.

You can buy it from Caketrain for $8.

Author Spotlight / 17 Comments
May 18th, 2010 / 12:04 pm

One of the books I’ve most enjoyed in recent memory is Tina May Hall’s All the Day’s Sad Stories which has been out of print for some time now. This has been particularly frustrating as it has impeded by my efforts to evangelize about the book by sending it to everyone I know as well as a few strangers. Good news! That novella will now be re-released as part of May Hall’s short story collection The Physics of Imaginary Objects, which just won the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. I shall take to my pulpit, as should we all.

New from Caketrain

Read excerpts and order here.

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January 20th, 2010 / 11:07 am

Please change the curriculums of our high schools, it will work. Start now.

[via Caketrain on twitter]

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January 19th, 2010 / 2:19 am

Caketrain #7 Now Ready for Your Grabbing

Caketrain #7 is now available for order! It features work by Nora Almeida, Arlene Ang, Jonathan Ashworth, Andrew Borgstrom, Travis Brown, Michael Burkard, Tetman Callis, Emily Carr, Roxanne M. Carter, Julie Choffel, Rob Cook, Matthew Curry, Matthew Derby, Nicolle Elizabeth, Margaret Frozena, Noah Gershman, Alina Gregorian, Ariana Hamidi, Colleen Hollister, Chanice Hughes-Greenberg, Lauren Ireland, AD Jameson, Jeff T. Johnson, Michael Jay Katz, Michael Keenan, Marc Kipniss, Darby Larson, Norman Lock, Lisa Maria Martin, Jessica Newman, Alec Niedenthal, Sarah Norek, Carol Novack, R.D. Parker, Emma Ramey, Joanna Ruocco, Zachary Schomburg, Jeanne Stauffer-Merle, Eugenia Tsutsumi, J.A. Tyler, Lesley C. Weston, John Dermot Woods, Joseph Young.


I’m excited about the cover, which features artwork by Washington DC’s Matthew Curry, whom I met when I lived in Northern Virginia (his wife, Eugenia Tsutsumi, went to Mason with me; she also has a text in the issue, happily).

Here’s an interview with Curry at Diskusdisko. Here is Curry’s Flickr stream.

Really, people, this is my favorite Caketrain cover yet (and they’ve had some awesome covers in the past); I can’t wait to read the insides. Amanda and Joseph, congrats on another good looking issue.

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October 31st, 2009 / 1:28 am