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The Crown’s Game

The Crown’s Game
  • Author(s): Evelyn Skye
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold.Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air.They are enchanters the only two in Russia and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening,...

The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu

The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu
  • Author(s): Kira Salak
  • Location(s): Mali, Timbuktu
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘In the beginning, my journeys feel at best ludicrous, at worst insane. This one is no exception.’ Kira Salak recently became the first person to successfully canoe 600 miles down the River Niger from Old Ségou to Timbuktu –...

The Crusaders

The Crusaders
  • Author(s): Richard T Kelly
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is set in Newcastle in 1996 and follows a young Anglican clergyman who returns to his native North East to plant a new church in a deprived area and the interesting characters he meets in the process. As...

The Cry of the Dove

The Cry of the Dove
  • Author(s): Fadia Faqir
  • Location(s): Jordan, England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

“Exquisitely woven.”–Leila Aboulela Timely and lyrical, The Cry of the Dove is the story of one young woman and an evocative portrait of forbidden love and violated honor in a culture whose reverberations are felt profoundly in our world...

The Cry of the Owl

The Cry of the Owl
  • Author(s): Patricia Highsmith
  • Location(s): Pennsylvania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): 1990s

This “extraordinary story” (Julian Symons) begins with an act of naive voy­eurism. Robert Forester, a depressed but fundamentally decent man, liked to watch Jenny through her kitchen window, a harmless palliative, as he saw it, to his lonely life...

The Cuban Scar

The Cuban Scar
  • Author(s): Gabriel Hemingway, Nick Padron
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Cuba (Republic of)
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 1970-1980s

Inspired by factual events, The Cuban Scar begins when a young New York musician, Nelson Montes, discovers a videotape recording made by his deceased father detailing his participation in the John F. Kennedy assassination, “The greatest unsolved crime of...

The Cult of Unicorns

The Cult of Unicorns
  • Author(s): Chrys Cymri
  • Location(s): Northampton
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Today

Raven’s ears flicked. ‘Dragons aren’t known for their patience.’ ‘More is the pity,’ said the unicorn. ‘Father Penny and I were about to amicably settle our differences. A dragon invading our home vastly complicates matters.’ Five months ago my...

The Culture of Clothes

The Culture of Clothes
  • Author(s): Giovanna Alessio, Chaaya Prabhat (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A colourful celebration of costumes and cultures from around the world. Celebrate world dress with this beautifully illustrated compendium of clothing. From colourful kimonos to dazzling flamenco dresses, this book takes you on a journey through the continents to...

The Cunning Woman’s Cup

The Cunning Woman’s Cup
  • Author(s): Sue Hewitt
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary and historical

When Alice McCleish’s gardener Brian unearths an object of great archeological significance deep under the compost heap it is not only Alice and her burgeoning friendship with Margaret Allerton, retired Professor of Anthropology, that are affected; the family, friends...

The Curator

The Curator
  • Author(s): M W Craven
  • Location(s): Cumbria
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6 Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with...

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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