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The Book of Dead Birds

The Book of Dead Birds
  • Author(s): Gayle Brandeis
  • Location(s): San Diego, The Salton Sea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Hye-yang is a dutiful daughter in a Korean village where the women are ocean divers. But prostitution awaits her until an American takes her over to live in the States. Here she becomes Helen, and has a daughter –...

The God of War

The God of War
  • Author(s): Marisa Silver
  • Location(s): The Salton Sea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

The year is 1978. Ares Ramirez, age 12, lives with his mother, Laurel, and his younger brother Malcolm in a trailer at the edge of the Salton Sea, an unintentionally man-made body of water in the middle of the...

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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