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Peach Blossom Spring

Peach Blossom Spring
  • Author(s): Melissa Fu
  • Location(s): China, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s to present

It is 1938 in China, and the Japanese are advancing. A young mother, Meilin, is forced to flee her burning city with her four-year-old son, Renshu, and embark on an epic journey across China. For comfort, they turn to...

On a Night Like This

On a Night Like This
  • Author(s): Lindsey Kelk
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Within days of wishing she could change her life, Fran Cooper is acting assistant to a celebrity, on a yacht in the Mediterranean, and en route to a tiny Italian island and the glittering Crystal Ball, along with the...

Buenos Aires Triad

Buenos Aires Triad
  • Author(s): F E Beyer
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Noir
  • Era(s): 2020

A fast-paced noir featuring the Venezuelan and Chinese gangs of Argentina’s capital… When an armed robber shoots a British tourist in Buenos Aires, Lucas’s life changed forever. A humble watch-seller moonlighting for the gang behind the robbery, Lucas picked...

Life is a Movie

Life is a Movie
  • Author(s): Samman Akbarzada
  • Location(s): Kabul
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Her husband is killed by the Taliban, now Rukhsaar is a widow with a ten-year-old child, Masih, in a land where the colour drains from faces when they hear, “It’s a girl.” Reminiscing about her past, Rukhsaar and her...

Eye for Eye

Eye for Eye
  • Author(s): Chul Kim
  • Location(s): Hong Kong
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On 9 June 2019, over one million Hong Kong citizens marched on Hong Kong island. It was the biggest protest in Hong Kong history. The series of demonstrations lasted until 2020, thousands of people got injured or arrested. Peter...

Digger: One man, one pan and a million square miles of outback

Digger: One man, one pan and a million square miles of outback
  • Author(s): Max Anderson
  • Location(s): Goldfields Region, Western Australia
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A naïve Englishman stops at a pub in a goldfields ghost town. He has a shovel, a suitcase of books and a dog with a stupid name. “I’d like to find some gold!” he announces brightly. The huge bloke...

Last Stop On The 6

Last Stop On The 6
  • Author(s): Patricia Dunn
  • Location(s): The Bronx
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

Angela Campanosi fled her home in the Italian-American enclave of Pelham Bay, the Bronx, after an accident left her brother, Jimmy, an up-and-coming actor, paralyzed. Now, ten years later, on the eve of Jimmy’s wedding, anti-war activist Angela returns...

The Book of Stolen Dreams

The Book of Stolen Dreams
  • Author(s): David Farr
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their father captured and everyone hunting for the Book, they must uncover...

The Madonnas of Leningrad

The Madonnas of Leningrad
  • Author(s): Debra Dean
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1941

The Madonnas of Leningrad, the first novel by Seattle professor Debra Dean, is the story of Marina, a young museum docent who takes refuge in the Hermitage during the 1941 siege of Leningrad. The paintings and artifacts are gone,...

The Photographer’s Wife

The Photographer’s Wife
  • Author(s): Suzanne Joinson
  • Location(s): Israel, Palestine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

It is 1920, and Palestine has just fallen into the hands of the British. 11 year old English girl Prudence is sent to Jerusalem to live with her father, a government architect who plans on redesigning the Holy City....

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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