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Buddhaland Brooklyn

Buddhaland Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Richard C Morais
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn’s Little Calabria. There...

The Heat of the Sun

The Heat of the Sun
  • Author(s): David Rain
  • Location(s): Mexico, Nagasaki, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him,...

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
  • Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year...

Elijah Rising

Elijah Rising
  • Author(s): Lyn LeJeune
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

A novel seen throught the eyes of two young men, a wealthy white New Yorker, Michael Cooke Holt and black preacher, Elijah Broom. Michael lives off his wealth and during one of his aimless wanderings to pass the time...

Lucia, Lucia

Lucia, Lucia
  • Author(s): Adriana Trigiani
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Lucia Sartori, now in her seventies, single, tells the story of her life to the only other single woman who lives in the same apartment block as her Kit who is mid twenties. it is the story of New...

Still Me

Still Me
  • Author(s): Jojo Moyes
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she...

Summer at Castle Stone

Summer at Castle Stone
  • Author(s): Lynn Marie Hulsman
  • Location(s): Ireland, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

This summer, lose your heart in Ireland… Shayla Sheridan’s a New York native born into big city luxury, but she’s never really fitted in with the “it” crowd. Desperate to make it as a writer and to finally step...

Terminal City

Terminal City
  • Author(s): Linda Fairstein
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When the body of a young woman is found in a suite at one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer...

The Pool House

The Pool House
  • Author(s): Tasmina Perry
  • Location(s): The Hamptons, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

To Jem Chapman, it’s the chance of a lifetime. An invitation to join a group in an exclusive Hamptons house-share, who could say no? But when she discovers what happened last summer, Jem can’t help but feel a chill....

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
  • Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half 20th century

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t...

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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