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Love On High Steel Bridge

Love On High Steel Bridge
  • Author(s): Rebecca Rohman
  • Location(s): Seattle, Juneau, La Paz
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Present Day

Captain Dorian Rae is a wounded soul who gets his greatest pleasures from being in the great outdoors and soaring the skies. When he has a life-changing encounter with a beauty on Washington State’s High Steel Bridge, he never...

Nine Birds Singing

Nine Birds Singing
  • Author(s): Edythe Anstey Hanen
  • Location(s): British Columbia, Mexico, Vancouver
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s to present day

Nine Birds Singing is a poignant coming-of-age story. Readers travel back to the swinging 60s in Vancouver with Maddie, a young woman breaking free of her religious upbringing. Follow Maddie’s journey from Vancouver, to Mexico, to the Gulf Islands...

On Starlit Seas

On Starlit Seas
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Mexico, England, South America, The Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th/19th Cenutry

Celebrated writer and historian Maria Graham must make the treacherous voyage from Brazil to London to deliver her latest book to her publisher. Having come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, Maria now has renewed hope...

On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses
  • Author(s): Shannon Pufahl
  • Location(s): San Diego, Las Vegas, Tijuana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th century

A breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart. Muriel, newly married and newly orphaned, works as a waitress in a San Diego diner. As she pours coffee and empties ashtrays,...

Only to Sleep

Only to Sleep
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Mexico, California
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. Private Investigator Philip Marlowe – now in his seventy-second year – has been living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his...

Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe
  • Author(s): Robin Talley
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it’s mostly about sex. No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual–even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki’s theory is that she’s only...

Remember Me

Remember Me
  • Author(s): Mario Escobar
  • Location(s): Spain, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Amid the shadows of war, one family faces an impossible choice that will change their lives forever. Madrid, 1934. Though the Spanish Civil War has not yet begun, the streets of Madrid have become dangerous for thirteen-year-old Marco Alcalde...

Santa Olivia

Santa Olivia
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Carey
  • Location(s): Mexico, Texas
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Near Future

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive “Wolf-Man” who had a love affair with a local...

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
  • Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
  • Location(s): Zipolite
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19880s

One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking...

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover
  • Author(s): Pat Hall
  • Location(s): World, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1955-2020

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover is a memoir with an unlikely twist. It’s a story about an intrepid woman’s adventures traveling and pursuing her passion for languages, visiting and living in many countries solely...

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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