Bucheon City of Literature launch World Goedam Collection

Alice Carr
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

20 October 2022

Spooky stories collected from across the Cities of Literature network

Working with the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), our friends in Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature have published an anthology of horror stories collected from across the Cities of Literature network.

BIFAN, which shows fantastic genre films including horror, thriller, fantasy, black comedy and sci-fi, first launched the World Goedam Collection in 2020 with the aim of building up a bank of horror stories for creators to discover new content and talent.

This year, spooky, strange or bizarre stories were collected from Cities of Literature around the world published in a digital anthology in both English and Korean.

We were delighted that Edinburgh was represented in the anthology by Gavin Inglis and his short story Soulmates. First published by Haunt Publishing in their wonderful anthology Haunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland, it’s a touching story about a young couple and Greyfriars Churchyard.

You can read Gavin’s story, and all the other wonderful submissions to the anthology, here. And if you like what you read, do grab a copy of Haunted Voices from Haunt Publishing here, or from your local indie bookshop!