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Call for submissions: Generation Rent

Are you a renter in Metro Vancouver? The Tyee wants to publish your stories.

 We're looking for first-person accounts of what it's like to live in a rented home.

We're looking for, but not limited to, stories that touch on the following experiences:

  • The first time I lived on my own
  • My black-ops midnight move
  • The best landlord in all the land
  • The best landlord in all the land
  • The worst landlord I ever endured
  • How I got lucky in rental-housing roulette
  • The lowest ceiling I've lived under/my year of crouching in the shower
  • Adventures in couch-surfing
  • Why I moved to the 'burbs
  • Heartbreak hotel: tales of eviction
  • How I didn't let the bed bugs bite
  • Roommate heaven and hell
  • Six degrees of separation: rental-housing coincidences
  • My dream home
  • "This is not my beautiful house!" Tales of displacement
  • How renting ruined my relationship
  • How renting found me the love of my life

Stories must be told in the first person, 500-800 words in length. The Tyee can pay writers chosen for publication.

Deadline for submissions: Oct. 31, 2013.

Interested? Send your stories to Tyee Solutions Society housing reporter Jackie Wong using the subject line "Homestyle submission – Generation Rent": jwong@tyeesolutions.org.

The Tyee reserves the right to edit for brevity and accuracy.

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