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The Ring of Rocamadour

The Ring of Rocamadour
  • Author(s): Michael D Beil
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children, Mystery, Young Adult
  • Era(s): early 21st century

It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn’t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a...

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Lost & Waiting

Lost & Waiting
  • Author(s): Amanda Read
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Contemporary and Victorian

The discovery of a Victorian journal sets in motion a high-octane adventure fusing past, present and myth. When Evangeline comes across a Victorian plant hunter’s journal at Kew, it is the sign she’s been waiting for. Its author, Edwin...

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
  • Author(s): Meg Medina
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In Meg Medina’s compelling novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school – and must discover resources she never knew she had. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado...

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All The Pretty Dead Girls

All The Pretty Dead Girls
  • Author(s): John Manning
  • Location(s): New York State
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

One By One. . . Two decades ago, at a private women’s college in upstate New York, a student was brutally attacked in her dorm room. Her assailant was never found. . . They Disappear. . . Sue Barlow...

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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth
  • Author(s): Edith Wharton
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1870s

Edith Wharton’s dark view of society, the somber economics of marriage, and the powerlessness of the unwedded woman in the 1870s emerge dramatically in the tragic novel The House of Mirth. Faced with an array of wealthy suitors, New...

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Enchanted, Inc.

Enchanted, Inc.
  • Author(s): Shanna Swendson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie...

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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi
  • Author(s): O Henry
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): turn of 20th century

One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure–her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at...

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Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle On 34th Street
  • Author(s): Valentine Davies
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 1990s

The lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus.

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Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven
  • Author(s): Alice Hoffman
  • Location(s): Long Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1959

Nora Silk doesn’t really fit in on Hemlock Street, where every house looks the same. She’s divorced. She wears a charm bracelet and high heels and red toreador pants. And the way she raises her kids is a scandal....

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The Thin Man

The Thin Man
  • Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett’s most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020