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Rooted in the Hood

Rooted in the Hood
  • Author(s): Anna Angelidakis
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late 60s and 70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many...

Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

Someday Everything Will All Make Sense
  • Author(s): Carol LaHines
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): present day

Someday Everything Will All Make Sense follows Luther van der Loon, an eccentric harpsichordist and professor of early music, as he navigates the stages of grief after the untimely death of his mother. Luther obsesses over burial practices, rails...

The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/1950s

When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely...

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
  • Author(s): Dominic Smith
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

The Savior of 6th Street

The Savior of 6th Street
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Paris, Los Angeles, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Deserted by his father at the age of four and raised by his voodoo queen mother on the fringes of Skid Row, Los Angeles street artist Virgilio Santos believes it his mission to save the down-and-outers in his neighborhood....

The Secret War

The Secret War
  • Author(s): Louise Burfitt-Dons
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Hamburg, Liverpool, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

Karen Andersen, private investigator, stumbles across intelligence in a Liverpool University that an ultra-right faction of the CCP plan to release a new highly contagious virus on an unsuspecting New York City.

Titian’s Boatman

Titian’s Boatman
  • Author(s): Victoria Blake
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century and 2011

It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime. In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian...

Waiting For Aegina

Waiting For Aegina
  • Author(s): Effie Kammenou
  • Location(s): Greece, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift… In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which...

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral
  • Author(s): Charles Siebert
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze-brushed, gently pulsating grid. Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods?...

Being Someone

Being Someone
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): India, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Turn of the 20th century

Two stories interweave. The story of an elephant in Southern India and turn of the 21st London where a romance between a Londoner and a New Yorker is burgeoning. It is deft the way these two stories intertwine. The...

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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