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Here We Are

Here We Are
  • Author(s): Graham Swift
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1959

It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each...

I Lift Up My Eyes

I Lift Up My Eyes
  • Author(s): Jane Bwye
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

A raw story of hope and love, which addresses real life emotions and hits compromise head on. “Do I do the right thing, or do I live while I still can?” Ann is faced with a dilemma as she...

Intrusion: A Novel

Intrusion: A Novel
  • Author(s): Mary McCluskey
  • Location(s): California, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kat and Scott Hamilton are dealing with the hardest of losses: the death of their only child. While Scott throws himself back into his law practice in Los Angeles, Kat is hesitant to rejoin the workplace and instead spends...

Jaz Santos vs. the World

Jaz Santos vs. the World
  • Author(s): Priscilla Mante
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A relatable, inclusive story about families, unlikely friendships and girl power. Perfect for fans of Ella on the Outside and Jacqueline Wilson. Olá! I’m Jasmina Santos-Campbell (but you can call me Jaz). You’ve probably heard of me and my...

Kitchenly 434

Kitchenly 434
  • Author(s): Alan Warner
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Kitchenly 434 is set in a sprawling Tudorbethan mansion in Sussex, Kitchenly Mill Race, on the cusp of the arrival of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. In some ways, the last days of an Age of Innocence. Marko Morrell,...

Let Me Be Like Water

Let Me Be Like Water
  • Author(s): S K Perry
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant debut. Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over...

Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace 2)

Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace 2)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Tom Bryce picks up a CD which has been left behind on a train seat, but when he attempts to track down the owner, he finds himself the only witness to a savage killing. Reporting the crime to the...

Love & Freedom

Love & Freedom
  • Author(s): Sue Moorcroft
  • Location(s): Connecticut, Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

New start, new love. That’s what Honor Sontag needs after her life falls apart, leaving her reputation in tatters and her head all over the place. So she flees her native America and heads for Brighton, England. Honor’s hoping...

Lydia Bennet’s Story

Lydia Bennet’s Story
  • Author(s): Jane Odiwe
  • Location(s): Bath, Brighton, Hertfordshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Regency

In “Lydia Bennet’s Story”, we are taken back to Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, “Pride and Prejudice”, to a Regency world seen through Lydia’s eyes where pleasure and marriage are the only pursuits. But the road to matrimony is...

Madame Burova

Madame Burova
  • Author(s): Ruth Hogan
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Madame Burova – Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after fifty years. Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people’s secrets and her silence has come at a price....

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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