In The Empty Places



‘If you’re a fan of short stories this book is for you. If you’re not yet a fan, the artistry, validity and urgency of the short fiction in ‘In the Empty Places’ makes it a good place to start … A very good read in a very good cause. And brimming with surprises.’ Gutter Magazine


Along with Lorena Sosa, I edited a collection of short stories and artwork for the Bantuan Coffee Foundation. Bantuan was started by my good friend Robert Porter with the aim of providing education scholarships and safe houses to the victims of child prostitution in Indonesia. Their main revenue stream comes from the sales of native Wild Kopi Luwak coffee but Robert and I were kicking around ideas to further raise money and the foundation’s profile and In The Empty Places was born.

Along with Lorena and Tatiana Galvis, our designer, we collected stories and artwork from around the world, many of which have been translated into English for the first time. The book was published in December 2014 as an ebook and limited print run. The full list of contributors is:

Chris Beckett
Toni Davidson
Ahmad Yulden Erwin
Rodge Glass
Rodrigo Hasbun
Tendai Huchu
Kushinga Kambarami
Angelo R. Lacuesta
Kirsty Logan
Anneliese Mackintosh
Iain Maloney
Monica Metsers
Tomi Muller
Flora Qian
Mayra Martins Redin
Lakambini A. Sitoy
Suhayl Saadi
Simon Sylvester
Naema Tahir
Esteban Tapella
Chiew-Siah Tei

You can find out more about In The Empty Places at:
Twitter: @intheemptyplace and @bantuancoffee

In The Empty Places

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