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Ellis Island

Ellis Island
  • Author(s): Kate Kerrigan
  • Location(s): County Mayo, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Rural Irish girl Ellie loves living in New York, working as a lady’s maid for a wealthy socialite. She tries to persuade her husband, John, to join her but he is embroiled in his affairs in Ireland, and caught...

1876

1876
  • Author(s): Gore Vidal
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

Novel set in New York.This is politics as it ought to be: gossip, corruption, money, dinner parties, more corruption, and all the tacky panoply of power. Into the rarefied atmosphere of a world where money has begun to talk...

A Certain Age

A Certain Age
  • Author(s): Beatriz Williams
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1920s

New York in the Roaring Twenties – a time for love, secrets and scandal… As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue – a beautiful socialite of a...

A Family Scandal

A Family Scandal
  • Author(s): Zoe Miller
  • Location(s): Hong Kong, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The Rock Star It is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When media interest in the incident is suddenly re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous facade of the Morgan family,...

A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air
  • Author(s): Nydia Hetherington
  • Location(s): Coney Island
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Post WW2

This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson...

A Winter’s Tale

A Winter’s Tale
  • Author(s): Mark Helprin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between...

A Woman’s choice

A Woman’s choice
  • Author(s): Annie Thomas
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Pre WW1

It is 1901. Queen Victoria is dead; a new era has begun. And on a cold April morning a young girl stands uncertainly on Liverpool Docks ready to board an emigrant ship that will take her to America and...

Amber Green Takes Manhattan (Amber Green 2)

Amber Green Takes Manhattan (Amber Green 2)
  • Author(s): Rosie Nixon
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Romance, Humour
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When her TV producer boyfriend Rob announces that he’s been offered a job in New York, filming with the infamous Angel Wear lingerie models, Amber knows its her perfect chance to take the New York fashion world by storm....

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they...

Apple of my Eye

Apple of my Eye
  • Author(s): Helene Hanff
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1970s

A celebration of her life-long love for New York, Hanff embarked on this project as an assignment, and realized she had not been to many of the main tourist attractions- the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the World Trade...

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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