So far, nine people have either recieved or bestowed Caketrain competition honors, as indicated below.

Caketrain 2005 Nonfiction Competition

Prize: $200 to winner, $75 to runner-up and publication in Caketrain Issue 03 to both

Judge: Sue William Silverman

Winner: Rosie Molinary (“Postcards to a First Love, Never Sent”)

Runner-up: Cynthia Alden Smith (“It’s A Long Way To Akureyri”)

Caketrain 2005 Fiction Competition

Prize: $200 to winner, $75 to runner-up and publication in Caketrain Issue 03 to both

Judge: Tayari Jones

Winner: Ben Tanzer (“Change of Plans”)

Runner-up: John G. Wallace (“The Breakfast Mute”)

Caketrain 2004 Chapbook Competition

Prize: $250 and 25 copies of winning chapbook to winner

Judge: Jim Daniels

Winner: Elizabeth Skurnick (“Check-In”)

Runner-up: John Davis (“The Reservist”)

Pudding With Your Cake: We are rendered feral and rabid with joy by the news that John Davis’ “The Reservist” has been picked up by our confectionery brethren at Pudding House, as it reinforces our theory that if an imprint’s name sounds like something you could either catch a night’s sleep inside of or serve for dessert (or both (at once?)), you can bet that their chapbooks push words through light like buttercream icing. Congratulations, John!

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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