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Waiting for Rain

Waiting for Rain
  • Author(s): Lewis W. Lucke
  • Location(s): Mali
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

“Waiting for Rain” is the story of a young, novice development professional who leaves the comfort of the United States to live and work in Mali, one of West Africa’s poorest but most interesting and authentically African countries. Mali...

Waiting for the Electricity

Waiting for the Electricity
  • Author(s): Christina Nicol
  • Location(s): Georgia (GE)
  • Era(s): Modern

In the republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by something much more confusing, that’s for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren’t compensated. And when they are compensated,...

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul
  • Author(s): Lisa Morrow
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

When the dream of living in a foreign country is rudely shattered by gritty reality, there are two choices. Turn tail and run or bravely face what life throws at you. Welcome to a roller coaster ride through the...

Waiting for the Waters to Rise

Waiting for the Waters to Rise
  • Author(s): Maryse Condé, Richard Philcox (translator)
  • Location(s): Haiti
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Babakar is an African doctor living alone until the child Anaïs comes into his life. Forced to abandon his solitude, he takes her to Haiti in search of her family. In May 2020, we published The Wondrous and Tragic...

Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Vote

Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Vote
  • Author(s): Ahmadou Kourouma
  • Location(s): West Africa, Ivory Coast
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ahmadou Kourouma’s remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora – storyteller and king’s fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at...

Waiting for Time

Waiting for Time
  • Author(s): Bernice Morgan
  • Location(s): Newfoundland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th and 20th centuries

Waiting for Time, the sequel to Random Passage, completes the epic saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. Here, Bernice Morgan tells the story of the strong-willed and enigmatic Mary Bundle, one of the most beloved characters in Newfoundland...

Waiting: A Novel of Uganda’s Hidden War

Waiting: A Novel of Uganda’s Hidden War
  • Author(s): Goretti Kyomuhendo
  • Location(s): Uganda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Set in the seventies during the last year of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s brutal, often surreal rule, Waiting evokes the fear and courage of a small close-knit society uncertain of what the edicts of a madman or the marauding...

Wakenhyrst

Wakenhyrst
  • Author(s): Michelle Paver
  • Location(s): Suffolk
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Historical

By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air, an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley...

Waking the Dead (Book 2 of The Dead Series)

Waking the Dead (Book 2 of The Dead Series)
  • Author(s): Kerry Blaisdell
  • Location(s): Germany, Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission — to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany — things go downhill fast. For...

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons
  • Author(s): Sharon Creech
  • Location(s): Kentucky
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): late 20th century

“How about a story? Spin us a yarn.” Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. “I could tell you an extensively strange story,” I warned. “Oh, good!” Gram said. “Delicious!” And that is how I happened to tell them about...

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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