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To the Lake

To the Lake
  • Author(s): Yana Vagner
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Psychological Thriller

A deadly flu epidemic sweeps through Moscow, killing hundreds of thousands. Anya and her husband Sergey decide they have no choice but to flee to a lake in the far north of Russia.   Joining them on their journey...

The Coldest Case

The Coldest Case
  • Author(s): Martin Walker
  • Location(s): Dordogne
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

No 14 in the Dordogne Mysteries Bruno Courreges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe and his town free from crime. But...

The Orphan’s Secret

The Orphan’s Secret
  • Author(s): Shirley Dickson
  • Location(s): South Shields, The North East (England)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940 1954

The tear-jerking wartime tale of an orphaned baby who needs a home, and the woman who risks everything to provide it. England, 1941: Life has always been cruel to Ethel. Raised in an orphanage by a merciless mistress, she never knew...

A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard

A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard
  • Author(s): Jill Culiner
  • Location(s): Ukraine, Romania, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Biography, Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1800s

In nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, Jewish life was ruled by Hasidic rebbes or the traditional Mitnagdim, and religious law dictated every aspect of daily life. Secular books were forbidden; independent thinkers were threatened with moral rebuke, magical retribution, and expulsion....

Trouble Brewing in the Loire

Trouble Brewing in the Loire
  • Author(s): Tommy Barnes
  • Location(s): Braslou (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Turn of the 2020s

(The Braslou Biere Chronicles #2)  Burt, the hound of Beelzebub, has risen from the dead, Gadget the miniature horse has moved into the kitchen and Tommy has decided to expand his beer business, and on the advice of his...

Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic
  • Author(s): Charlie Laidlaw
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

Carole Gunn leads an unfulfilled life. Once she was a promising archaeology lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, full of passion for her subject, and a love for the Neolithic sites of the Northern Isles of Scotland. But a...

The Daughter from a Wishing Tree

The Daughter from a Wishing Tree
  • Author(s): Sudha Murty, Priyankar Gupta (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Did you know that the Trinity often turned to goddesses to defeat the asuras? Did you know that the first clone in the world was created by a woman? The women in Indian mythology might be fewer in number,...

Island of Fear

Island of Fear
  • Author(s): David Holman
  • Location(s): Cyprus
  • Genre(s): Spy, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1974

Cyprus 1974 Turkish forces invade Kyrenia and parachute into Nicosia International Airport. In London a high-ranking RAF officer has been found dead in a seedy hotel and on the wall next to the body is the initials of the...

Our Violent Ends

Our Violent Ends
  • Author(s): Chloe Gong
  • Location(s): Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1920s, 1927

The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Delights, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to...

The Book Cat

The Book Cat
  • Author(s): Polly Faber, Clara Vulliamy (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): WW2, 1940s

This is a classic wartime tale of a (real!) cat who made his home at the Faber offices and decided he’d never leave. ‘This time we need to get you – get all of the kittens, safe out of...

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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