All our events are held at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) on the second Tuesday of every month (not January) downstairs at:
The Phoenix (click here for map)
37 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PP
(The Phoenix is a five-minute walk from Oxford Circus tube, which is on the Victoria, Bakerloo & Central lines)
Tickets are £5 on the door & include a programme, sometimes sweeties, & the infamous half-time book quiz!
2014 EVENT DATES, DEADLINES & THEMES
All theme deadlines are on the first Sunday of the preceding month. (E.g. the deadline for Dec's Mistletoe & Wine is Sunday 2 Nov). We don't have a lot of submission rules here at Liars' League, but you can find them all on the submissions page. Basically, your story needs to be 800-2000 words long, previously unpublished (print and online) and emailed to us at email@example.com by 11.59pm GMT on the day of the deadline.
NEXT EVENT: Tuesday July 8 - SONS & DAUGHTERS (Sons, daughters, mothers & fathers, family tensions and dissensions, filial love & betrayal, twins, stepchildren and let's not forget the ever-present sibling rivalry)
NEXT LIVE DEADLINE: Sunday 6 July - BEAUTY & BEAST
EVENT: Tuesday August 12 - BEAUTY & BEAST (Is your beauty truly as pure-hearted as they seem? And is the beast evil to the core, or something more? Beauty physical & metaphorical, beasts of the air, earth, sea and even stranger realms; half-humans, monsters and misunderstood chimeras)
DEADLINE: Sunday July 6
EVENT: Tuesday September 9 - HIGH & LOW - On top of the world, or lying in the gutter (whether or not you're looking at the stars)? Off your tits or down in the dumps? Prince and pauper alike are welcome in September ...
DEADLINE: Sunday August 3
EVENT: Tuesday October 14 - SLASH & BURN (Slasher movies, grim reapers, lightfingered arsonists, burning obsessions, ripper killers and razor-sharp horror are what we seek - scare our socks off for Hallowe'en)
DEADLINE: Sunday September 7
EVENT: Tuesday November 11 - VICE & VIRTUE (Vicars & tarts, virgins & whores, purity & depravity, innocence & experience. Give us rakish old roues, blushing young maidens & everything in between)
DEADLINE: Sunday October 5
EVENT: Tuesday December 9 - MISTLETOE & WINE (It's the season to get drunk & snog people at parties. Give us your best festive stories for the Christmas season)
DEADLINE: Sunday November 2
PAST EVENTS 2014: (click on the theme name to go to the stories for that month)
January - LIARS' LEAGUE'S ANNUAL POST-CHRISTMAS BREAK
Tuesday 11 February - YOU & ME ... Two-sided stories for Valentine's Day, featuring unicorns, multiple murder, online dating, high art and highwaymen.
Tuesday 11 March - TRUTH & DARE ... Snipe hunters, coups, booze, Hoxton tw*ts, kitchen nudity, forgetful murderers and Death personified ... twice.
Tuesday 8th April - SLINGS & ARROWS ... Shakespeare, zombie porn, paintball, PTSD, knights and hangings.
Tuesday 13 May - BEGINNING & END ... Featuring birth, death, Aussie fishermen, rat pies, three people stuck in a lift and the end of the world.
Tuesday 10 June - WEIRD & WONDERFUL ... With a cast of beautifully bizarre characters including a psychopathic doppelganger, a cynical mermaid, an Amazonian tree god and a suburban centauress.
PAST EVENTS 2013: (click on the theme name to go to the stories for that month)
January - LIARS' LEAGUE'S ANNUAL POST-CHRISTMAS BREAK
Tuesday 12 February - SHORT & SWEET ... Eight fabulous flash fictions featuring dinosaurs, pilots, surfers, special economic advisers, acupuncturists, the morning after and 1950s dental disaster.
Tuesday 12 March - SONG & DANCE Six stories to get you humming along and tapping your feet.
Tuesday 9 April - TWIST & TURN Mistresses, murder, pudding and phone trees - all with a twist.
Tuesday 14 May - MAN & MACHINE Five technological tales featuring predator drones, cars, robots and reel-to-reel.
Tuesday 11 June - KINGS & QUEENS Gay proms, drunken French elephants, royal betrayals, shipwrecks and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Tuesday 9 July - HOPE & GLORY Meet Oscar Wilde and a very dependent Beyonce, a would-be seductive Russian Count, a modern-day buccanneer, a lonely factory worker and a man on a time-loop date.
Tuesday 13 August - LIFE & LIMB Danger! Peril! Sex! Suicide! Flying men! Talking crows! Bonsai! And hikers!
Tuesday 10 September - BUSINESS & PLEASURE Work & leisure, sex in the office etc.
Tuesday 8 October - DEAD & BURIED Scary stories for Hallowe'en - ghosts, zombies & murderers.
PAST EVENTS FROM 2012: (click on the theme name to go to the stories chosen that month)
Tuesday 14 Feb, 2012 - KISS & KILL ... Our darkly lovestruck special for Valentine's Day.
Tuesday 13 March, 2012 - HIRED & FIRED ... Stories of work: evil bosses, faceless corporations, underlings.
Tuesday 10 April, 2012 - WET & WILD ... Tales of sea and shore, jungles urban and emotional.
Tuesday 8 May 2012 - TIME & SPACE ... Science fiction time-jumping and a very unusual pregnancy.
Tuesday 12 June 2012 - COUNTRY & WESTERN ... Stories about the country, American West, and music.
Tuesday 10 July 2012 - SWEAT & TEARS ... A salty, sporty special for the London Olympics.
Tuesday 14 August 2012 - LAW & ORDER ... Bail-jumpers, social workers, petty criminals & a donkey.
Tuesday 11 September 2012 - FOOD & DRINK ... Tasty tales to make your mouth water.
Tuesday 9 October 2012 - TOOTH & CLAW ... Creepy automata, murderous pensioners, monsters, beasts, etc.
Tuesday 13 November 2012 - TREASON & PLOT ... Betrayals in love, business, family or politics; lost plots, grave-plots, murder plots and tangled plots ... to keep the Bonfire Night fires burning!
Tuesday 19 December 2012 - ANGELS & DEMONS ... Frostbitten nannies, incompetent angels, little devils, pissed bankers and a brothel of death.