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The Gate

The Gate
  • Author(s): Francois Bizot
  • Location(s): Cambodia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

The author is living and studying in Cambodia with his kmer partner and daughter when he and two colleagues are captured by the Khmer Rouge. They are taken deep into the jungle, held on suspicion that they are CIA....

The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu

The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu
  • Author(s): Anthony Sattin
  • Location(s): Sahara, Mali
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1788

London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen—geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders—decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa’s unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age...

The Gates of the Alamo

The Gates of the Alamo
  • Author(s): Stephen Harrigan
  • Location(s): Texas, San Antonio
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1830s

It’s 1836, and the Mexican province of Texas is in revolt. As General Santa Anna’s forces move closer to the small fort that will soon be legend, three people’s fates will become intrinsically tied to the coming battle: Edmund...

The Gathering Night

The Gathering Night
  • Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
  • Location(s): West of Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mesolithic Period

Between Grandmother Mountain and the cold sea, Alaia and her family live off the land. But when her brother goes hunting and never returns, the fragile balance of life is upset. Half-starved and maddened with grief, Alaia’s mother follows...

The Gaudí key

The Gaudí key
  • Author(s): Esteban Martín
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Early Twentieth Century

In the early twentieth century, when Barcelona was celebrated as the center of modernist art and design, the grand master of an ancient religious brotherhood prepares to die – passing the care of a sacred relic to a prominent...

The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath

The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath
  • Author(s): Ian Green
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): The Middle Ages

Fight the Storm. Protect your people. The endless rotstorm rages over the ruins of the Ferron Empire. Floré would never let the slavers of the Empire rise again. As a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, she wrought horrors in...

The Gaze

The Gaze
  • Author(s): Elif Shafak
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A beautiful and compelling novel, Elif Shafak’s The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others “I didn’t say anything. I didn’t return his smiles. I looked at him in the...

The Gemini Contenders

The Gemini Contenders
  • Author(s): Robert Ludlum
  • Location(s): Italy, Thessaloniki (Salonika)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

Under cover of darkness, in Salonika, Greece, December 1939 an order of monks endeavours to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The contents hidden for years could blow apart the Christian world....

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  • Author(s): Mackenzi Lee
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, LGBTQ
  • Era(s): Current

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s....

The Geranium Woman

The Geranium Woman
  • Author(s): Hazel Manuel
  • Location(s): India, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

While grieving the death of her father, the Parisian CEO of a corporate events company faces stark choices. Questioning what it means to ‘succeed’, she must decide whether to keep trying to build an ethically sound company, in keeping...

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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