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When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
  • Author(s): Le Ly Hayslip
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside...

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • Author(s): Judith Kerr
  • Location(s): Germany
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1930s

This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of the Second World War, now reissued with its original cover illustration in this very special edition. Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole Pink...

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven
  • Author(s): Gaile Parkin
  • Location(s): Swaziland (Eswatini)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family’s new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean...

When I Wake Up

When I Wake Up
  • Author(s): Jessica Jarlvi
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems...

When in Rome

When in Rome
  • Author(s): Robert Hutchinson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Late 1900s

In the style of Bill Bryson, a fascinating and amusing, unauthorised guide to the Vatican. Discerning journalist and Catholic, Robert Hutchinson decided in 1996 to take his family to live in Rome for a year so he could explore...

When in Rome

When in Rome
  • Author(s): Ngaio Marsh
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Murder, blackmail and drug-dealing on the Tiber combine in one of Ngaio Marsh’s liveliest and most evocative novels. When their guide disappears mysteriously in the depths of a Roman Basilica, the members of Mr Sebastian Mailer’s tour group seem...

When in Rome

When in Rome
  • Author(s): Gemma Townley
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

When in Rome, do as Audrey Hepburn would do. Failing that, run off with your ex-boyfriend, carry suspicious packages through customs, and lie to the person who loves you. . . . Georgie Beauchamp is totally happy and in...

When in Rome

When in Rome
  • Author(s): S R Mallery
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Time Slip, Mystery
  • Era(s): Various

BOOK #2 OF THE AWARD WINNING Brooke & Abby cozy mystery series, where clues from the past help solve modern murder cases. Why does Abby tarot card her way back to Ancient Rome when there’s no need to? After...

When in Vanuatu

When in Vanuatu
  • Author(s): Nicki Chen
  • Location(s): Vanuatu
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Diana quit her job and followed her husband to Manila, she believed the move would work for both of them: Jay would finally have his dream job, and she would take time off from her accounting career to...

When Invisible Children Sing

When Invisible Children Sing
  • Author(s): Dr Chi Huang
  • Location(s): La Paz
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick “service trip,” an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School 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