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A journal of literary horror, dark fiction, and art. 28 stories. All women contributors.

Gross and unlikeable is reality. When women tackle the stories that are handed down to them or muck about in the narratives bodies share or live in the liminal as they do in this collection, they aren t evoking a theme, but destroying the lie of women tamed, of women just so.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 25th 2016 by So Say We All
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Matt Lewis
Horror has a problem, and that problem is stagnation...

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Tara
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such beautiful, imaginative, and deeply creepy work here. I still think about "I'm Better Now" in the bathroom. As a reader who is attracted to darkness/horror but cannot handle super heavy stuff, I very much appreciated the humor at the heart of many of these pieces. I look forward to reading more from Black Candies in the future. ...more
Ryan Bradford
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm the founding editor of Black Candies, but I had no hand in editing or compiling this edition, which allowed me to enjoy this purely as a reader.

And it's great. Masterfully put together. Editors Natanya Ann Pulley and Julia Dixon Evans put together a work of art that will endure. It's scary, gross and beautiful.

It'll punch your dick off.
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Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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San Diego is an unlikely place for stories about mysterious forces and gruesome crimes, but somehow America's Finest City has become a hotbed of horror.

The latest installment of Black Candies, an annual anthology of literary horror and dark fiction published here in San Diego by the literary nonprofit So Say We All, is titled Gross and Unlikeable and features 28 stories written and illustrated by women. (Full disclosure: I've contributed to previous editions.)

For this edition, Black Candies turn
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Horror DNA
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Horror has a problem, and that problem is stagnation. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, the best thing for creativity is a diversity of viewpoints. Original, interesting stories happen when readers are challenged, not appeased. But one look at the average horror anthology would tell you different – often the table of contents is filled with line after line of male names, with the occasional female writer or two deemed to be able to “stand with the boys”. To find a horror anthology written a ...more
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A solid anthology of ambitious, new horror writing.
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"The Final Girls" -- Marie Johnson Parrish
"Dollhouse" -- Cait Cole
"She'll Only Come Out At Night" -- Jeanette Sanchez-Izenman
"Hunger" -- Jennifer Manalili
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Natanya Ann Pulley is a Diné writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her clans are Kinyaa’áani (Towering House People) and Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water People). She’s published work in numerous journals including Split Lip, The Collagist, The Offing, Waxwing, and As/Us. Her essays have been anthologized in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Creating a Compass: Essays for New C ...more

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