Damage Deposit Contest Offers $500 For The World's Worst Roommate Story - Deadline For Submissions Announced

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The editor of Damage Deposit, a forthcoming book chronicling the world's worst roommates, announced today the deadline for story submissions in a unique contest. The winner will receive $500 USD for the best written account of an unthinkably terrible roommate. Stories of the weirdest and worst roommates submitted to the website (http://www.damagedeposit.com) before midnight EST, December 31st, 2003 will be considered for publication in Damage Deposit, slated for publication in Fall, 2005. The author who submits the best story will receive $500 USD.

The editor of Damage Deposit, a forthcoming book chronicling the world's worst roommates, announced today the deadline for story submissions in a unique contest. The winner will receive $500 USD for the best written account of an unthinkably terrible roommate. Stories of the weirdest and worst roommates submitted to the website (http://www.damagedeposit.com) before midnight EST, December 31st, 2003 will be considered for publication in Damage Deposit, slated for publication in Fall, 2005. The author who submits the best story will receive $500 USD.

Authors are encouraged to enter multiple submissions, but each story should be between 250 and 3000 words - anything shorter or longer is not suitable for publication. The Damage Deposit contest has been running since March of this year and scores of great stories have already been received.

"We've read some really horrifying stories," says Adrian Crook, Damage Deposit editor. "Roommates prancing around in your underwear, communicating only through Post-It notes, stowing their dirty laundry in the fridge... and far, far weirder."

The $500 USD prize for best story was originally set to be awarded upon publication of Damage Deposit. But due to an overwhelming response, plans have changed. After December 31st, the Damage Deposit editorial panel will read and rate each of the submissions. One month later, on February 1st, 2004, the top submission will be announced on the Damage Deposit website and the winner will receive $500 USD for their contribution.

After the winner has been chosen, the crucial process of assembling the first draft of the Damage Deposit manuscript will begin. According to Adrian Crook, "Judging by the submissions already received, the selection process will be an arduous task."

For more information or to enter the Damage Deposit contest please visit: http://www.damagedeposit.com.

About the Editor

Inspired by nearly a decade of spinning unique creative concepts into hit products as an award-winning Producer for Electronic Arts Canada and McCann-Erickson Worldwide advertising agency, Adrian’s fast-paced career has broadened his horizons - both creatively and geographically. Having lived in Los Angeles, Houston, Vancouver and now Toronto, Adrian has himself been face-to-face with some of the most bizarre roommates imaginable. Due in large part to his own wacky first-hand encounters and sharing in others' unusual accounts, Damage Deposit was conceived.

For more information on Adrian Crook, editor of Damage Deposit, please visit: http://www.adriancrook.com.

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