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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...

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...

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...

Find and Seek New York

Find and Seek New York
  • Author(s): Sally Roydhouse
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

When a child steps outside their ordinary world and travels to a foreign city or country, an adventure awaits. In Find and Seek New York a small boy arrives in the city of New York with his family, willing...

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
  • Author(s): E L Konigsburg
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away… so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped– right...

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

If I Had Two Lives

If I Had Two Lives
  • Author(s): Abbigail N Rosewood
  • Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000's

This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...

Manhattan Noir

Manhattan Noir
  • Author(s): Lawrence Block
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...

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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