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China Room

China Room
  • Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
  • Location(s): Punjab
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1929 and 1999

Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days hard at work in the family’s...

Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu

Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu
  • Author(s): Svabhu Kohli (illustrator), Viplov Singh (illustrator)
  • Location(s): Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A shape-shifting tiger and a pretentious rat. A generous goddess and a powerful demon. A clever princess and a prince who returns from the dead. This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the beguiling world of Indian...

The Tea Planter’s Bride (#2 India Tea Series)

The Tea Planter’s Bride (#2 India Tea Series)
  • Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Location(s): Assam, Punjab
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

When Sophie is suddenly orphaned at the age of six, she is taken from her parents’ tea plantation, the only home she has ever known, to be raised halfway across the world in Scotland. As the years pass and...

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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