Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable women-only issue

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Lindsay Hunter, Natanya Ann Pulley, Sara Rose Etter, Juliet Escoria, Julia Dixon Evans
Reading Period: 
Oct 31 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 

Editorial Focus

Black Candies is a literary journal of literary horror and darkness. 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. We want to create a space where they not only have a voice, but be as gross, dark and unlikeable as they want. Which is why 2016’s issue of Black Candies is themed: “Gross and Unlikeable.” Submissions are open to women-identified only.

Tips From the Editor

Make us cringe. No official word count, but 2,000 - 6,000 is ideal. As always, we encourage open interpretations of the theme. We expect a lot of body horror stories— and yes we do love body horror— but we also want diversity in content.

Contact Information

Ryan Bradford, Editor
6373 Lambda Drive
San Diego
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017