NEXT EVENT: Tuesday March 10 - BOOM & BUST (where we'll be recording a story for BBC Radio 4!)
NEXT LIVE DEADLINE: Sunday March 1 - TRIAL & ERROR
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!
2015 EVENT DATES, DEADLINES & THEMES
All theme deadlines are on the first Sunday of the preceding month. (E.g. the deadline for Dec's Kith & Kin is Sunday 1 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 Basically, your story needs to be 800-2000 words long*, previously unpublished (print and online) and emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm GMT on the day of the deadline.
*except for Boom & Bust in March - see below
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.
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.
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
December - SNOW & STARS
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.