Need help submitting your writing to literary journals or book publishers/literary agents? Click here! →

6 Book Settings We’d Love To Visit | Writer’s Relief

It’s the time of year when many people are headed off on vacations. Some will head for the beach, others to the mountains, and still others will explore new cities. But as diehard bookworms and bibliophiles, everyone here at Writer’s Relief has a literary location they’d love to visit—even if it only exists on the pages of a favorite book! Here are six book settings that we all wish were real places where we could spend our vacations:


Hogwarts – Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)

What muggle wouldn’t want to visit this school? Once you’re sorted into your house, you can grab your broomstick and join a rollicking game of quidditch. Then it’s off into town for a few butter beers!


West Egg – The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Whether you’re new money, old money, or even not-so-much money, a roaring twenties party is the epitome of extravagance—especially if it’s hosted by Gatsby! Champagne, anyone?


Artwork The Night Circus by Viveie


Le Cirque des Rêves – The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

Unlike your usual circus, this one appears and disappears without notice. There are plenty of sights to see, like gardens made entirely of glass, acrobats without nets, and even vertical cloud mazes!


Middle Earth – The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Wander the bucolic paths, then step through the round door into any hobbit hole. You may be just in time for breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, or afternoon tea!


Land of Oz – The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

Where should you start? You could spend the day with the diminutive denizens of Munchkin Land, or be pampered in the spas of Emerald City. Just keep an eye out for falling houses!


Earthsea – The Farthest Shore (Ursula K. Le Guin)

If you love the water and adventure, you’ll love visiting Earthsea, a world of islands surrounded by uncharted oceans. With the different cultures, magic, and dragons found on these archipelagos, there’s sure to be something for everyone to discover.


Writer Questions

Question: What book setting would be your first destination?






7 Signs A Literary Magazine Is A Good Fit For Your Creative Writing | Writer’s Relief

There are many wonderful literary magazines that are actively publishing creative writing—more than we’ve ever seen since Writer’s Relief started helping writers get published back in 1994. So it can be hard to determine which literary journals will be a good fit for your poetry, short stories, and personal essays. What’s a writer to do? Key Elements… Continue Reading

You Won’t Believe These Romance Novel Niche Genres | Writer’s Relief

  Think the romance genre is all about pirates and bodice-ripping? Writer’s Relief urges you to think again. Romance writers are smashing genre barriers to invent surprising new ways to tell age-old stories about falling in love. Here are a few of the latest—and totally unexpected— genre mash-ups in the world of romance books: Amish… Continue Reading

Summer Writing Prompts To Heat Up Your Imagination | Writer’s Relief

Summer is officially here! Turn up the heat on your creativity with these summery writing prompts! Note: Writer’s Relief would love to read what you write in the comments section! Just be aware of rules about what is considered previously published writing in the publishing industry.   This summer picnic is about to get really… Continue Reading

How To Make This Publishing Industry Myth Work For You | Writer’s Relief

When summer rolls around, many writers put away their literary research and put on their sunglasses and hiking shoes. But before you put your publishing goals on pause, Writer’s Relief wants to debunk a common publishing industry myth and show you how summer submissions to literary agents and literary magazine editors can offer key advantages to… Continue Reading

Learn More
Live Chat Software


This page was chock-full of great info...
and there's so much more here to help you meet your publishing goals!

Be sure to sign up for our FREE guides as you enter each site.

For advice, marketing ideas, and step-by-step guidance through the self-publishing process!

Featuring smart ways to boost your online presence, build your author website, or improve your existing website.

For everything you need to know about writing, preparing, and targeting submissions to literary agents and editors!