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East of Eden

East of Eden
  • Author(s): John Steinbeck
  • Location(s): Salinas Valley
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century onwards

Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve...

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
  • Author(s): John Steinbeck
  • Location(s): Salinas Valley
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back – and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they...

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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