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A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home
  • Author(s): Saroo Brierley
  • Location(s): Tasmania, India, Melbourne
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with...

A Single Light

A Single Light
  • Author(s): Patricia Leslie
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them,...

Cassandra

Cassandra
  • Author(s): Kathryn Gossow
  • Location(s): Queensland
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Is the future set like concrete, or a piece of clay we can mould and change? On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and...

Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Epiphany – THE GOLDING
  • Author(s): Sonya Deanna Terry
  • Location(s): Oslo, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Modern

A MYSTICAL FOREST . . . AN ANCIENT PROPHECY . . . A LOVE THAT SPANS LIFETIMES Free-spirited book-club founder, Rosetta, and polished traditionalist, Matthew, are yet to meet and have little in common, but time-travelling sprites from a...

grk Down Under

grk Down Under
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Australia, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can’t resist following his nose – and ends up on the other side of the world. He’s in Australia, the land of surfing, sharks and the Red Jelly Gang, a ruthless band...

Keeper of the Way

Keeper of the Way
  • Author(s): Patricia Leslie
  • Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1600s to 1880s

Book one in a three book series: After news of grave robbing and murder in Dun Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants...

Shadows of Olive Trees

Shadows of Olive Trees
  • Author(s): Susanne Gervay
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Before the #MeToo movement, there was the 1970s and three girls – Tessa. Athena, Jenny looking for love, best friends, and what they want to be. Breaking traditional roles, there are challenges from parents, the church, school. But there’s...

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
  • Author(s): Dominic Smith
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle
  • Author(s): Sophie Green
  • Location(s): The Gold Coast
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

In a seaside suburb on Australia’s golden coast, four women head to the water to swim every day . . . Housewife Theresa wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise...

The Swooping Magpie

The Swooping Magpie
  • Author(s): Liza Perrat
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

The thunderclap of sexual revolution collides with the black cloud of illegitimacy. Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Townsend is pretty and popular at school. At home, it’s a different story. Dad belts her and Mum’s either busy or battling a migraine. So...

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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