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 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: Monday, November 4, 2013.
Interested? Send your stories to Tyee Solutions Society housing reporter Jackie Wong using the subject line “Homestyle submission – Generation Rent”: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tyee reserves the right to edit for brevity and accuracy.
Learn more here.