All Liars' League events are held at 7.30pm (doors 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
(5 min from Oxford Circus tube: 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 Basically, your story needs to be 800-2000 words long, previously unpublished (print and online) and emailed to us at [email protected] by 11.59pm GMT on the day of the deadline.
NEXT EVENT: Tuesday 8 April - SLINGS & ARROWS (It's Shakespeare's 450th anniversary - hurrah! To celebrate we are featuring stories of Slings & Arrows literal & figurative; hard-done-by heroes & heroines, sharpshooters & target practice.
EVENT: Tuesday 13 May - BEGINNING & END (Introductions, births, flirtations & conclusions, deaths & breaking apart - strange origins, twist endings, stories told in unusual orders & strucutural experimentation are encouraged)
NEXT LIVE DEADLINE: Sunday 6 April
EVENT: Tuesday 10 June - WEIRD & WONDERFUL (Normality is frowned upon, but all of the fascinating, freakish, stranger-than-strange and the endearingly quirky or creepy are welcome here)
DEADLINE: Sunday 4 May
EVENT: Tuesday July 8 - SONS & DAUGHTERS (Sons, daughters, mothers & fathers, family tensions and dissensionsm filial love & betrayal, twins, stepchildren and let's not forget the ever-present sibling rivalry)
DEADLINE: Sunday June 1
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 - MYSTERY THEME TBC - Watch this space!
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.
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.