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Away with the Penguins

Away with the Penguins
  • Author(s): Hazel Prior
  • Location(s): Antarctica
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Current

Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s...

B as in Beirut

B as in Beirut
  • Author(s): Iman Humaydan Younes
  • Location(s): Beirut
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with...

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Bad Day at the Vulture Club
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a Parsi heiress approaches Inspector Chopra about her father’s death that the police dismissed as a random killing, Chopra feels uneasy at first at entering the world of power and privilege but is soon plagued by doubts about...

Baikonur: Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme

Baikonur: Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme
  • Author(s): Jonk
  • Location(s): Kyzylorda
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The first ever collection of photographs showing in detail the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world’s most important urban exploration site. The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was created by the Soviets in the 1950s. It was from Baikonur in 1988 that...

Bangkok Wakes To Rain

Bangkok Wakes To Rain
  • Author(s): Pitchaya Sudbanthad
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century to the future

In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of...

Bayan

Bayan
  • Author(s): Pramudith D Rupasinghe
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Bayan, the title, is Russian for the accordion, since the story is based on a hauntingly beautiful narration of the transition of life from the Soviet through the post-Soviet era in Ukraine. The main character, Ivan Nikolaevich, is a...

Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Hydra
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a...

Before the Rains

Before the Rains
  • Author(s): Dinah Jefferies
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for...

Belas Rift: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: Volume 3

Belas Rift: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: Volume 3
  • Author(s): Stephan von Clinkerhoffen
  • Location(s): The Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Winchcombe
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Fantasy
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Our young hero Stig and his female partner Meg chase the evil enemy’s leader Anet into a rift. This interdimensional portal brings them from their fantasyland through into a small village in 21st century England. Their mission is to...

Belonging

Belonging
  • Author(s): Umi Sinha
  • Location(s): India, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century to early 1920s

Lila Langdon is twelve years old when she witnesses a family tragedy after her mother unveils her father’s surprise birthday present – a tragedy that ends her childhood in India and precipitates a new life in Sussex with her...

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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