NEXT EVENT: Gods & Mortals on Tuesday 13th September
NEXT DEADLINE: Sunday 4th September for our Flesh & Bone event on Tuesday 11th October. For full submission guidelines click here.
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!
2016 EVENT DATES, DEADLINES & THEMES
All theme deadlines are on the first Sunday of the preceding month (e.g. the deadline for Dec's Light & Dark is Sunday 6 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 Basically, your story needs to be 800-2000 words long, previously unpublished (print and online) and emailed to us at email@example.com by 11.59pm GMT on the day of the deadline.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 13th September - Gods & Mortals ... The holiday month of August sees tales of leisure and labour, including demonic harassment in the workplace, death while shopping, postmortem amdram and the ultimate room of nightmares.
NEXT DEADLINE: Sunday 4 September for Flesh & Bone on Tuesday 11 October ... It's Hallowe'en! Scare us out of our skins!
Tuesday 8 November - Us & Them ... This month we want stories told from EITHER multiple points of view (i.e. by or through the eyes of two or more different characters) - OR from a collective viewpoint. Think hives of bees, nests of ants, a corporate entity given voice, the Borg, that sort of thing. Let your imagination(s) run wild!
DEADLINE: Sunday 2 October
Tuesday 13 December - Light & Dark ... The season of light, love, laughter and, um, Lebkuchen has its dark side too. Show us the shadows under the tree as well as the star on top this Christmas.
DEADLINE: Sunday 6 November
PAST EVENTS 2016: (click on the theme name to go to the stories for that month)
Tuesday 9 February - CLEAN & DIRTY ... Dirty dictionaries and OCD romance, marriage inspectors, vengeful cleaners, amateur p0rn in IKEA, and at least two things to do with Marigold gloves.
Tuesday 8 March - JUSTICE & MERCY ... Tales of disputed virginity & disgraced royalty, absconding prisoners, eager-to-please executioners, a taste of post-apocalyptic justice, & the thoughts of an actual fly on the wall.
Tuesday 12 April - HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS ... From clifftop dives to dirty uncles, fairytale slumbers to the end of the world, we celebrated our 100th event (and 9th birthday) with ten flash fiction stories of 100 and 1000 words each.
Tuesday 10 May - STAGE & SCREEN ... Explosions, escapes, killer gum, animal masks, Shakespeare, and murders which are almost certainly sexually motivated. Don't wait for the DVD - click above to check out our videos!
Tuesday 14 June - PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES ... Our summer travel special features trains (model and life-size),planes, cars, ships, bikes, trucks and even buses, as well as stolen identities, missed flights, sinister AA men and - what else? - the end of the world as we know it (nothing to do with Brexit ...)
Tuesday 12 July - GENIUS & MADNESS ... naked artists & obsessive scientists, Apple "geniuses" & prog-rock guitarists, crazy love & beautiful misfits.
Friday 22 July - NATIONAL GALLERY INSPIRATION LATE ... Competition-winning stories inspired by paintings on display at the Gallery, featuring ugly duchesses, stalking tigers, conquering heroes, breastfeeding virgins & more ...
Tuesday 9 August - WORK & PLAY ... The holiday month of August sees tales of leisure and labour, including demonic harassment in the workplace, death while shopping, postmortem amdram and the ultimate room of nightmares.
PAST EVENTS 2015: (click on the theme name to go to the stories for that month)
Tuesday 10 February - BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED ... We kicked off the month of love with your tales of gorgeous girls and heartbreaking men, doomed youth, cursed souls and starcrossed love.
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.
Tuesday July 8 - SONS & DAUGHTERS ... Foul-mouthed little girls, macho dads, promiscuous mums, wayward sons, and pig-eating cows (don't ask). Also, Star Wars!
Tuesday August 12 - BEAUTY & BEAST ... Dragons, stagbeetles, ballerinas, swans, horses and nudists.
Tuesday September 9 - HIGH & LOW ... A rollercoaster ride of high art, low life, soft drugs, hard luck, empathy machines, building jumpers, wirewalkers and the world's most embarrassing dad.
Tuesday October 14 - SLASH & BURN ... Ghosts, cowboys, psychic twins, murderous rats, deals with the devil and Spock and Kirk in a clinch.
Tuesday November 11 - VICE & VIRTUE ... Hookers, pimps, gluttons, pussies, spacegoing saints & Lambini-fuelled sex advice on a council estate.
Tuesday December 9 - MISTLETOE & WINE ... Mistletoe tattoos, Swinging Sixties parties, birthday wining and dining as a relationship fractures, Jesus, Rudolph, and not one but TWO appearances of the German anti-Santa Krampus.
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.
November - CLOAK & DAGGER - Betrayal! Secrets! Conspiracies!And lots of stabbing ...
December - SNOW & STARS - Seasonal stories for Christmas, including a very NSFW one about Santa on a coke binge.
PAST EVENTS 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.