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We are so sorry we're taking so long to read your excellent submissions. Please know that we are taking very good care of them, giving them our full attention, and will be announcing contest finalists and winners, as well as responding to all submissions, as soon as we possibly can.

Thank you so very much for trusting us with your work.

Pretend I'm Your Friend is “An affecting collection…” —People

"Caschetta’s prose is simple and evocative—and as she skillfully weaves these individual lives together, she reveals a complex tapestry of human experience.”
—Entertainment Weekly review of Pretend I'm Your Friend

“Short stories that frequently touch on endings—of love, relationship bonds, even life itself—link back to one another in surprising ways in this collection…The confrontations and losses can be gutting, but the ways they tie to one another create a strengthened bond among the survivors; there’s hope amid the ruins created here.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Pretend I'm Your Friend

"This hilarious, touching and important collection reveals the raw, sometimes bitter truth that comes with endings.” —Ashley Macey, Brit + Co review of Pretend I'm Your Friend

Madagascar is "A collection to be held up as evidence that the short story not only endures but also flourishes."—Booklist, starred review

"In upstate New York, young girls go missing, nuns are revolting, Nixon is resigning, and young Cee-Cee Bianco has visions of the Virgin Mary in this polished debut novel...Caschetta’s first novel is filled with a kind of dark poetry and the menace of ordinary evils." —Kirkus Reviews

You Are Free to Go is "an intriguing debut"! —Kirkus Reviews


Engine Books Swag

There's a new place to get Engine Books shirts and gear! You'll find more shirts and better prices at the new shop.

But the Café Press shop isn't going anywhere, for now. You can still get your tote bags, mugs, and accessories, plus the original selection of shirts here.