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October Skies

October Skies
  • Author(s): Alex Scarrow
  • Location(s): Sierra Nevada (United States)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1850s, 2008

2008: Deep in the mountain forests, Julian Cooke stumbles across the rotting remains of a wooden wagon. He’s discovered what’s left of the Preston Group, a convoy of settlers that vanished in the winter of 1856. It’s clear that...

Lost Canyon

Lost Canyon
  • Author(s): Nina Revoyr
  • Location(s): Sierra Nevada (United States)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Four people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada find more adventure than they ever imagined. When they start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn’t been travelled in years, all they have to guide them is a...

Love, Lies & The D.A.

Love, Lies & The D.A.
  • Author(s): Rebecca Rohman
  • Location(s): Patagonia, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, Montana, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Present Day

Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days when she walks in on her fiancé in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a...

The Kitty Committee

The Kitty Committee
  • Author(s): Kathryn Berla
  • Location(s): San Francisco, Europe, Lake Tahoe
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Current Era

Every year, it comes. And every year, it reminds Grace that someone knows her deepest secret―the secret whose silence has tormented Grace over the years. That secret began with an innocent gang of teenage friends who called themselves The...

Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear
  • Author(s): Janelle Brown
  • Location(s): Desolation Wilderness
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan–a Berkeley mom with an enviable life–went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot....

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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