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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Author(s): Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (translator)

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Contemporary

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021

Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses.

These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, disappearances and urban madness spill over with women and girls whose dark inclinations will lead them over the edge.

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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