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A Woman of Note

A Woman of Note
  • Author(s): Carol M Cram
  • Location(s): Paris, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1827-1838

Virtuoso pianist Isabette Grüber captivates audiences in the salons and concert halls of early nineteenth-century Vienna. Yet in a profession dominated by men, Isabette longs to compose and play her own music—a secret she keeps from both her lascivious...

A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty
  • Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
  • Location(s): Edinburgh
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

“I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day – traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade...

Abandoned Churches: Unclaimed Places of Worship

Abandoned Churches: Unclaimed Places of Worship
  • Author(s): Francis Meslet
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): 2012 - 2019

Between 2012 and 2019 Francis Meslet photographed several hundred places of worship across Europe. Over time, these places have became enveloped in silence, the only thing heard there now an occasional gust of wind whistling though broken stained glass,...

Abandoned Cinemas of the World

Abandoned Cinemas of the World
  • Author(s): Simon Edelstein
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary looking back

An outstanding photographic report which draws attention to the often dramatic fate of the world’s abandoned heritage and its frequently forgotten beauty. The locations featured all have their own stories to tell, in a variety of voices, but with...

Abandoned Italy

Abandoned Italy
  • Author(s): Robin Brinaert
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

An exceptional photographic report of Abandoned Italy. Robin Brinaert has been travelling around Italy for over eight years in search of these abandoned, forbidden places. He highlights the sometimes dramatic fate of our heritage – a serious reflection on...

Abandoned Spain

Abandoned Spain
  • Author(s): Fran Lens, Carlos Sanmillan, Paco Quiles
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

An outstanding photographic report that draws attention to the often dramatic fate of Spain’s abandoned heritage and its frequently forgotten beauty. The locations featured all have their own stories to tell, in a variety of voices, but with one...

After the Silence

After the Silence
  • Author(s): Jake Woodhouse
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam’s old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim’s mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But...

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Alberto’s Lost Birthday
  • Author(s): Diana Rosie
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

A little boy and his grandfather embark on a quest to find the old man’s missing birthday in Diana Rosie’s debut novel, Alberto’s Lost Birthday. Alberto is an old man. But he doesn’t know how old – he remembers nothing...

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise
  • Author(s): Julian Sayarer
  • Location(s): The Surin Islands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On the small island of Surin, near the naval border of Thailand and Myanmar, an indigenous people known as Moken ‘sea gypsies’ struggle to maintain the same timeless existence as their ancestors. As real estate developers, oil exploration and...

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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