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Anything Could Happen

Anything Could Happen
  • Author(s): Lucy Diamond
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A chance encounter in New York City. A great love story on the cusp of beginning. And then he was gone. For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza...

Model Under Cover: Stolen with Style

Model Under Cover: Stolen with Style
  • Author(s): Carina Axelsson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels – Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle’s discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when...

No Laughter Here

No Laughter Here
  • Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Location(s): Nigeria, The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often...

The Regrets

The Regrets
  • Author(s): Amy Bonnaffons
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Reality and dream collide in Amy Bonnaffons’s dazzling, wildly inventive miracle of a love story about an affair between the living and the dead (NPR) For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her...

Addressed to Greta

Addressed to Greta
  • Author(s): Fiona Sussman
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), London, New Zealand, Rwanda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Greta Jellings blushes and bumbles her way through her carefully ordered existence, forever constrained by what her mother would have said and done. ‘No expectation, no disappointment’ was one of her mother’s mantras. It serves Greta well too. It...

The Education of Margot Sanchez

The Education of Margot Sanchez
  • Author(s): Lilliam Rivera
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted–from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People...

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Author(s): Julia Alvarez
  • Location(s): Dominican Republic, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. Previously privileged and wealthy, the...

Last Stop On The 6

Last Stop On The 6
  • Author(s): Patricia Dunn
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

Angela Campanosi fled her home in the Italian-American enclave of Pelham Bay, the Bronx, after an accident left her brother, Jimmy, an up-and-coming actor, paralyzed. Now, ten years later, on the eve of Jimmy’s wedding, anti-war activist Angela returns...

Sparks Like Stars

Sparks Like Stars
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Kabul, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s/2008

Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan’s progressive president, and Sitara’s beloved...

The Engineer’s Wife

The Engineer’s Wife
  • Author(s): Tracey Enerson Wood
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800’s

Based on the true story of Emily Warren Roebling, whose life is transformed when she must complete her husband’s magnum opus—the Brooklyn Bridge, a project of unthinkable scale that takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette...

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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