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Liars' League is a themed short fiction performance night based in central London (UK), where the stories are written by emerging authors, read by professional actors, and watched by a literature-loving crowd. Liars' League stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, published in award-winning print anthologies by our partners Arachne Press, and performed at festivals and events up and down the UK, and our alumni have gone on to write bestselling novels in the UK and US. So submit your very best work to us (this goes double if you're female, as only about 1/3 of our submissions come from women): we really want to read your stories!

Important: Demographic restrictions may vary. Check current theme calendar for details.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 2007

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 6 x per year.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.
Video Publication Video PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Other (May vary).
Royals & Revolution05 Mar 2023 23:59 UTC1
Heroes & Villains07 May 2023 22:59 UTC4
Women & Girls02 Jul 2023 22:59 UTC1
Doom & Gloom03 Sep 2023 22:59 UTC0
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction800 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt800 - 2,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 05 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 24 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Nov 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 27 Apr 2007

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