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New Jersey Noir

New Jersey Noir

Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates

Location(s): New Jersey

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern



Under the editorship of Joyce Carol Oates, New Jersey may be the sixth smallest US state, but it packs in the most murderous American city and is considered to be, on a square by square mile basis, the most corrupt. A maze of overlapping and competing municipalities, New Jersey will always provide rich opportunities for political entrenchment, deal making and outright thievery. Featuring contributions from a sparkling list of authors including Jonathan Safran Foer, Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Pinksy, this seminal collection of stories revels in the dark connections between prosperity and desolation.

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Jersey Shore, Atlantic city – loads of locations that feature in this great noir book. Is New Jersey the MOST noir state in America? Great depictions, wonderful writers, what more can I say? Jeff...

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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