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The Leavers

The Leavers
  • Author(s): Lisa Ko
  • Location(s): The Bronx, China, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Bronx Bound

Bronx Bound
  • Author(s): John Roche
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1988

The year is 1988 and reporter Matt Brady of The Bronx Ledger is trying hard to get out of both his native borough and the dead-end job he’s stuck in, writing for a weekly newspaper. When he’s sent to...

Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath
  • Author(s): Gabby Rivera
  • Location(s): The Bronx, Portland
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hi, my name is Juliet Palante. I’ve been reading your book Raging Flower: Empowering Your Pussy by Empowering Your Mind. No lie, I started reading it so that I could make people uncomfortable on the subway. But I’m writing...

Last Stop On The 6

Last Stop On The 6
  • Author(s): Patricia Dunn
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

Angela Campanosi fled her home in the Italian-American enclave of Pelham Bay, the Bronx, after an accident left her brother, Jimmy, an up-and-coming actor, paralyzed. Now, ten years later, on the eve of Jimmy’s wedding, anti-war activist Angela returns...

No Laughter Here

No Laughter Here
  • Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Location(s): Nigeria, The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often...

The Education of Margot Sanchez

The Education of Margot Sanchez
  • Author(s): Lilliam Rivera
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted–from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People...

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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