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Join us as we celebrate the release of our ALL WOMEN anthology of literary horror and dark fiction, as well as original art, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable. Gross and unlikeable is reality. Steaming viscera. Menstruation as omen. The sharp blade of a returned violence. The stories in this collection […]

Gross and Unlikeable Release Party and Reading


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Here it is. The new edition of our collection of literary horror and dark fiction by women, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable. This book has been put together entirely by women contributors and staff: writers, artists, editors, and designers. BUY IT HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997949902/ Here are some of the very nice things that were […]

Announcing Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable


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Angles from THE GRIP OF IT (FSG 2017) by Jac Jemc
 (Originally appeared in Black Candies: See Through) Illustration by Laura Gwynne   Some people have such long lives. Some people have lives they don’t even realize will end. Some people live a whole lifetime preparing for time they’ll never see. If […]

“Angles,” fiction by Jac Jemc



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And it’s gorgeous. Save the date: BLACK FRIDAY. November 25th, 2016. A journal of literary horror fiction and art: 28 stories by all women contributors. Women. Horror. Yes. Gross and unlikeable is reality. When women tackle the stories that are handed down to them or muck about in the narratives […]

Gross and Unlikeable has a cover


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Join us for a reading from the archives! We’ll be at Verbatim Books in San Diego (North Park) on Saturday, August 27th. We wanted to celebrate our other editions and give some new life to the amazing work in them. featuring stories from: Rory Kelly (See Through) Julia Dixon Evans […]

Black Candies: A Sweet Night of Horror


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Scar Show by Sarah Rose Etter Illustration by Adam Vieyra (From Black Candies: See Through) It’s before curtain time, and it smells like powder in the dressing room. I am doing the thing with the lavender oil on my temples, the stretching of both calves, the touching of the toes. […]

“Scar Show,” a short story by Sarah Rose Etter



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As we approach our upcoming submission deadline for the women-identifying only issue of Black Candies, our journal of literary horror and dark fiction, So Say We All‘s Julia Dixon Evans spoke with the “Gross and Unlikeable” issue’s guest editor Natanya Ann Pulley over email. We love Natanya (pretty sure you will, […]

Interview with Guest Editor Natanya Ann Pulley


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Slow Waves By Sarah Jean Alexander Illustration by Carabella Sands (From Black Candies: See Through) I added a cup of chopped carrots and onions to the pot and stirred the soup. Jack walked over and took the wooden stirrer from my hand. He lifted a spoonful to his mouth, blew […]

“Slow Waves,” a short story by Sarah Jean Alexander


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Miasma By C.A. Schaefer Illustration by Carabella Sands (from Black Candies: See Through) If you could see my face, you would know how white it is. But I do not paint my face like our fine ladies. No chalky lead paint. This is a starker white, never seeing the sun or […]

“Miasma,” a short story by C.A. Schaefer



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We are so excited to announce the theme for our next, special women-identifying only edition of Black Candies, our journal of literary horror: GROSS AND UNLIKEABLE. Here at Black Candies, we’re always striving to create a better platform for women writers, who are often underrepresented in horror, genre, and speculative outlets. For this […]

Black Candies 2016: WOMEN. Gross and Unlikeable.