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A Conference in Stockholm

A Conference in Stockholm
  • Author(s): Kathy Harter
  • Location(s): Stockholm, Eastern Europe, New York City (NYC), Oxford, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A noted climate activist is about to name names at a symposium in Stockholm. CIA agents Joshua Daine and Valerie Rhodes are sent on a simple retrieval mission to pick up classified information. She is kidnapped, he is shot,...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Betty Smith
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

This is a New York classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, evocative of this area of New York (Williamsburg) and describes the experience of people immigrating into the city.

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

Animal

Animal
  • Author(s): Lisa Taddeo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. That’s a cruel...

Bright, Precious Days

Bright, Precious Days
  • Author(s): Jay McInerney
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008

Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine – and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes...

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
  • Author(s): Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Location(s): Cobble Hill
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the eclectic Brooklyn neighbourhood of Cobble Hill, the lives of four married couples and their children are about to flip from complicated to combustible… Mandy is so underwhelmed by motherhood that she’s faking a debilitating disease to get...

Conviction

Conviction
  • Author(s): Julia Dahl
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Journalist Rebekah Roberts works at New York City’s sleaziest tabloid, but dreams of bigger things. When she receives a letter from a convicted murderer claiming his innocence, she sees both a story she can’t ignore and, possibly, a chance....

Downtown

Downtown
  • Author(s): Pete Hamill
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the...

Dune Song

Dune Song
  • Author(s): Anissa M Bouziane
  • Location(s): Morocco, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘I came to the Sahara to be buried.’ After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco...

Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching
  • Author(s): Megan Bradbury
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city...

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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