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Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos
  • Author(s): Hannah Eliot, Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Learn all about the traditions of Día de los Muertos with this second book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe. At the end of October each year,...

Cinderella (Once Upon a World)

Cinderella (Once Upon a World)
  • Author(s): Chloe Perkins, Sandra Equihua (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

The classic story of Cinderella gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Mexican spin on the beloved fairy tale! Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a little cottage with her stepmother and two stepsisters…...

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls
  • Author(s): Kaela Rivera
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

When a powerful desert spirit kidnaps her sister, Cece Rios must learn forbidden magic to get her back, in this own voices middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of The Storm Runner and Aru Shah and the End of...

Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad
  • Author(s): Claribel A Ortega
  • Location(s): Florida
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy adventure! For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that...

Under A Sicilian Sky

Under A Sicilian Sky
  • Author(s): Lisa Hobman
  • Location(s): Sicily, Isle of Skye
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Global box office sensation, Ruby Locke, is a long way from her Yorkshire roots. Together with her fiancé, movie heartthrob Tyler Harrison, they are Hollywood’s new glitterati. Overnight, Ruby’s life implodes when her social media accounts are hacked with...

The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Books
  • Author(s): Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translator)
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Ctemporary

Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really? Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed...

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  • Author(s): Erika L Sánchez
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a...

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Author(s): Julia Alvarez
  • Location(s): Dominican Republic, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. Previously privileged and wealthy, the...

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
  • Author(s): Laura Taylor Namey
  • Location(s): Winchester
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town. For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan....

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
  • Author(s): Aiden Thomas
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin...

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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