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Are We Nearly There Yet?

Are We Nearly There Yet?
  • Author(s): Lucy Vine
  • Location(s): Thailand, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of...

The Savior of 6th Street

The Savior of 6th Street
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Paris, Los Angeles, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Deserted by his father at the age of four and raised by his voodoo queen mother on the fringes of Skid Row, Los Angeles street artist Virgilio Santos believes it his mission to save the down-and-outers in his neighborhood....

The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher
  • Author(s): Paullina Simons
  • Location(s): London, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Can true love ever die? Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named...

An Inconvenient Woman

An Inconvenient Woman
  • Author(s): Stéphanie Buelens
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When Claire Fontaine learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, her blood runs cold. She is sure that years ago Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her mysterious...

Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven
  • Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, Dubai, Pakistan, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...

Fever City

Fever City
  • Author(s): Tim Baker
  • Location(s): Dallas, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s/2014

Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become...

Afraid of the Light

Afraid of the Light
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, California
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness and The MomentBrendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he’s a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because...

All Involved

All Involved
  • Author(s): Ryan Gattis
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine
  • Author(s): Matthew Specktor
  • Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...

Good-bye To All That

Good-bye To All That
  • Author(s): Margo Candela
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Getting ahead in Hollywood poses a challenge for Raquel Azorian, a lowly marketing assistant at a major production company, and while she has ambition, energy, and smarts, the heroine of Candela’s wry latest doesn’t have a mentor or even...

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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