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The Chelsea Girls

The Chelsea Girls
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home –...

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
  • Author(s): Peter May
  • Location(s): Isle of Lewis
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

THE NEW START. Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill...

The Chessmen Thief

The Chessmen Thief
  • Author(s): Barbara Henderson
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Viking

Win. Lose. Survive. I was the boy with a plan. Now I am the boy with nothing. From the moment 12-year-old Kylan hatches a plan to escape from his Norse captors, and return to Scotland to find his mother,...

The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man
  • Author(s): Soren Svelstrup
  • Location(s): Denmark
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As the leaves fall, he’s coming for you. . . One October morning in a quiet suburb, the police make a terrible discovery. A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing. Above her hangs...

The Chicken Sisters

The Chicken Sisters
  • Author(s): K J Dell'Antonia
  • Location(s): Kansas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi’s and Chicken Frannie’s have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state – and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has...

The Child

The Child
  • Author(s): Fiona Barton
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but...

The Child in Time

The Child in Time
  • Author(s): Ian McEwan
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1980s

On a routine trip to the supermarket with his daughter one Saturday morning, Stephen Lewis, a well-known writer of children’s books, turns his back momentarily. When he looks around again, his child is gone. In a single moment, everything...

The Children Act

The Children Act
  • Author(s): Ian McEwan
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a...

The Children of Castle Rock

The Children of Castle Rock
  • Author(s): Natasha Farrant
  • Location(s): Scottish Highlands
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Alice Mistlethwaite is shipped off to boarding school in Scotland it’s nothing like she imagines. Run by the mysterious Major, there are no punishments and the students are more likely to be taught about body painting or extreme...

The Children of Jocasta

The Children of Jocasta
  • Author(s): Natalie Haynes
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft-overlooked female characters took centre stage. Retelling the myth to...

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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