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American Visa

American Visa

Author(s): Juan de Recacoechea

Location(s): Bolivia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Armed with fake papers, a handful of gold nuggets and a snazzy custom-made suit, an unemployed schoolteacher with a singular passion for detective fiction sets out from small-town Bolivia on a desperate quest for an American visa – his best hope for escaping his painful past and reuniting with his grown son in Miami.

“American Visa is beautifully written, atmospheric, and stylish in the manner of Chandler … a smart, exotic crime fiction offering.” – George Pelecanos, author

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021