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Wall of Fire

Wall of Fire
  • Author(s): J G Holtrop
  • Location(s): Israel
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

War was coming to Israel and Nate desperately wanted to be in the fight. As he watched the EL AL airliner that would be bringing him back to the States touch down on the runway of Ben Gurion International...

Walland

Walland
  • Author(s): Andrea Thome
  • Location(s): Great Smoky Mountains
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Volume 1 (Hesse Creek Series) Can broken hearts risk love again? India’s life has always gone according to plan. But when she decides to call off her high-profile wedding and take time off from her network television job, everything...

Wallflower

Wallflower
  • Author(s): Holly-Jane Rahlens
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1989

Wallflower is four hours in the life of Molly Lenzfeld, sixteen-year-old New Yorker in Berlin. It’s Thanksgiving Day 1989, two weeks after the fall of the Wall. Molly, the daughter of a German-Jewish mother who fled the Nazis in...

Walls Within Walls

Walls Within Walls
  • Author(s): Maureen Sherry
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
  • Era(s): early 21st century

After their father, a video-game inventor, strikes it rich, the Smithfork kids find they hate their new life. They move from their cozy Brooklyn neighborhood to a swanky apartment on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. They have no friends, a nanny...

Wally and the Bushfire

Wally and the Bushfire
  • Author(s): Shirley Read-Jahn
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Current, about a bushfire

Ideal for children transitioning from picture-books-only to text-only books.Wally, a young Australian water dragon, and his beloved friend, the little mouse called Pinky, are caught in an emergency. A terrible bushfire is raging and threatening to kill all in...

Wally and the Mouse

Wally and the Mouse
  • Author(s): Shirley Read-Jahn
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Current

Wally, a young Australian water dragon, meets Pinky, a little pink mouse. Will he eat her for dinner, or become her saviour, when a venomous red-bellied black snake slides into the billabong? What will happen when all of Pinky’s...

Waltz With Bashir: A Lebanon War Story

Waltz With Bashir: A Lebanon War Story
  • Author(s): Ari Folman
  • Location(s): Lebanon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1982

One night in Beirut in September 1982, while Israeli soldiers secured the area, Christian militia members entered the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and began to massacre hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians. Ari Folman was one of...

Wandering

Wandering
  • Author(s): Melissa Burovac
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Traveling solo as a woman certainly has its ups and downs, but Melissa Burovac will be the first to tell you to embrace the adventure as you encounter it. Facing her fortieth birthday as a single woman in a...

Wanderland

Wanderland
  • Author(s): Jini Reddy
  • Location(s): United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Nature, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE Alone on a remote mountaintop one dark night, a woman hears a mysterious voice. Propelled by the memory and after years of dreaming about it, Jini Reddy dares to delve into the ‘wanderlands’ of...

Want

Want
  • Author(s): Lynn Steger Strong
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Grappling with motherhood, economic anxiety, rage, and the limits of language, Want is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger, insight, and love. Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life,...

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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