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She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun
  • Author(s): Shelley Parker-Chan
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 14th Century

She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a family’s eighth-born son, there’s greatness. For...

She Will Soar

She Will Soar
  • Author(s): Ana Sampson
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): Various

With poems from classic, well loved poets as well as innovative and bold modern voices, She Will Soar is a stunning collection and an essential addition to any bookshelf. From the ancient world right up to the present day,...

She Wolf

She Wolf
  • Author(s): Dan Smith
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 866, Vikings

Northumbria, 866. Washed ashore on a frozen English beach, Ylva’s survived. She will not cry. She’s meant to be strong. She’s a Viking. But when her mother dies at the hand of a three-fingered man, and the wolves of...

She Wore a Yellow Dress

She Wore a Yellow Dress
  • Author(s): John Cammidge
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s-1970s

DAZZLING FICTION BASED ON AUTHOR’S LIFE ILLUMINATES REALITY, ROMANCE AND STRUGGLE OF LIFE IN BRITAIN DURING THE ‘60s & ‘70s A spark is lit on Bonfire Night in Northern England in 1965, but for John and Jean-Louise the fireworks...

She Would Be King

She Would Be King
  • Author(s): Wayétu Moore
  • Location(s): Liberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Ctemporary

In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group...

She’s Mine

She’s Mine
  • Author(s): Claire S Lewis
  • Location(s): Caribbean, New York City (NYC), Oxford
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Scarlett falls asleep on a Caribbean beach she awakes to her worst nightmare – Katie is gone. With all fingers pointed to her Scarlett must risk everything to clear her name. As Scarlett begins to unravel the complicated...

She’s Missing

She’s Missing
  • Author(s): K E Heaton
  • Location(s): Ireland, North-West England
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Current

Simmering hostilities can be found in any family unit and as everyone knows are particularly evident between siblings of the same gender and similar age. In Susie and Sally’s experience their profound animosity towards each other began in early...

Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen

Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen
  • Author(s): Nicholas Clapp
  • Location(s): Ethiopia, Israel, Yemen
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1200 BCE

In this exhilarating archaeological adventure, Nicholas Clapp seeks the truth behind the legend of the Queen of Sheba. Ever since she swept into the court of King Solomon three thousand years ago, her story has been told and retold,...

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place
  • Author(s): Alexander Maksik
  • Location(s): Pacific Northwest
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Set in the Pacific Northwest in the jittery, jacked-up early 1990s, “Shelter in Place,” by one of America’s most thrillingly defiant contemporary authors, is a stylish literary novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness, the fleeting intensity of...

Shelter Rock

Shelter Rock
  • Author(s): M P Miles
  • Location(s): Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

South Africa is under attack from all sides when Elanza, a politically connected heiress blinded by disease and looking for love before it is too late, meets a naïve English boy. Ralph, eighteen and innocent, has accidentally stumbled upon Elanza...

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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