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Where Ravens Roost

Where Ravens Roost
  • Author(s): Karin Nordin
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contmporary

The raven cawed at him, craning its neck unnaturally. As it dug its hooked beak into the mess of dried grass and twigs that made up its nest, a shiny glimmer reflected off a low-hanging bulb. Kjeld edged closer...

Where Seagulls Dare and other tales from Herm Island

Where Seagulls Dare and other tales from Herm Island
  • Author(s): Paul Sherman
  • Location(s): Guernsey, Herm
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Mostly the present, with one set in WW2

The tiny Channel Island of Herm measures one and a half miles long by half a mile wide. This book comprises twelve short stories drawing on the island’s history, myths and legends – each evocative of an island location....

Where She Went

Where She Went
  • Author(s): Beverley Jones
  • Location(s): Mumbles
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Welcome to the strange new world of Melanie Black. She used to report on murder cases – but now she finds herself the victim of one TV journalist Melanie Black wakes up one morning next to a man she...

Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker’s Tale of Survival

Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker’s Tale of Survival
  • Author(s): John S. Burnett
  • Location(s): Somalia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1997 to 1998

“There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy’s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver’s...

Where The Air Is Sweet

Where The Air Is Sweet
  • Author(s): Tasneem Jamal
  • Location(s): Uganda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

An epic family saga that charts three generations of an Indian family in Uganda In 1972, dictator Idi Amin expelled 80,000 South Asians from Uganda. Though many had lived in East Africa for generations, they were forced to flee...

Where The Clock Strikes Twice

Where The Clock Strikes Twice
  • Author(s): Alec Waugh
  • Location(s): Seychelles
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1950s

Part sentimental journey revisiting old well-loved scenes of former travels, and part search for new, out-of-the-way lands, Alec Waugh’s travel book tells of a journey half-way round the world. But in new or old places, the author’s sense of...

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
  • Author(s): Glendy Vanderah
  • Location(s): Illinois
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller. In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast...

Where the Grass Is Green

Where the Grass Is Green
  • Author(s): Lauren Weisberger
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, RomCom
  • Era(s): Conteporary

Perfect lives. Perfect lies. The brand new novel from the global bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada Peyton Marcus is the woman New York wakes up to, anchor of the most-watched morning show in the city. With a...

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • Author(s): Grace Lin
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. While her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man in the Moon, Minli’s...

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Author(s): Wilson Rawls
  • Location(s): Oklahoma
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

This classic about a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds — will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Winner of the Great Stone Face Award.

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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