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VAMP: Animal Control submissions due June 5th

Have you ever wanted to tell a story on our stage? We want that for you too. We hold your hand through the entire process. If your story is accepted for the show, you’ll be paired with a writing coach to provide editorial feedback, and you’ll attend a group critique session with the other storytellers in the show and the fine, brainy as hell producers, and you’ll also be matched with a performance coach.

Our next show? ANIMAL CONTROL. The animal show is always a doozy.

They’re our best friends and our most frightening nightmares. We share this planet with many creatures and even though they don’t know how to build skyscrapers or develop smartphone apps, animals still very much shape our reality in many (sometimes ridiculous) ways.

Tell us the stories about the non-humans in your life.

Submission deadline: June 5th

VAMP: Animal Control
Thursday, June 30th
8:30 PM
Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

“Scar Show” by Sarah Rose Etter now published online

Black Candies is our journal of literary horror and dark fiction, showcasing writing and art from both local and worldwide contributors.

As we approach the April 30th submission deadline for the women-identifying writers issue of Black Candies: “Gross and Unlikeable,” we’ve been making select Black Candies stories available online.

Up next is Sarah Rose Etter’s short story, “Scar Show,” which was first published in Black Candies: See Through. You can learn more about See Through or purchase a copy in our book store here.

scar showAccompanying illustration by Adam Vieyra

I stand on the side of the stage before the curtain opens. Paul stands near me, a microphone sunk into his fat oily hand.


There is a roar of man sounds, man hands slamming together to create boom claps.

(Read the rest here).

And while you’re there, poke around at the Black Candies website and learn more about submitting to the upcoming Gross and Unlikeable issue. The deadline is 4/30! Spread the word. Send us something.

Long Story Short: Balls, Saturday 2/20

Long Story Short is our monthly improv storytelling night. 5 minute stories, no notes, and anyone can take the stage. “Balls!” is technically our tie-in with the next month’s VAMP: Sports! but we’re pretty sure you might have some, um, non-sports related stories for this theme. Balls, tell us all about ’em.

Sign up when you get there. Or halfway through the show. Or just come to listen!

So Say We All’s Long Story Short
Saturday, February 20th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ink Spot
San Diego Writers, Ink
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202
(NTC at Liberty Station, Barracks 16, upstairs)
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 696-0363

This is an excellent opportunity to get your storytelling feet wet in a fun environment. It’s also an opportunity to flesh out a potential VAMP story on a similar theme to the upcoming submission deadline. The deadline for written story submissions for VAMP: Sports is Sunday, 2/28. So come tell your story, see how it rolls [lol sports analogy, we win], and maybe write it up and try out [lol sports] for VAMP?

Because balls.