What you're looking at is a wordcloud of all the stories we've featured in 2013. Kind of beautiful, isn't it? And we couldn't have done it without you - so we'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our writers, actors, and contributors for making it such a fun year!
If you'd like to look back on our shows from the past twelve months, you'll find all our stories in our archive:
You’ll also find free podcasts of our most recent five shows up in the iTunes Store – perfect if you find yourself in need of a break from family and friends over the holidays...
One of the reasons we started Liars' League was to promote emerging writers - and we're delighted to let you know what some of ours are up to at the moment.
- Jessica Lott's fantastic debut novel, The Rest of Us is available now in all good online and brick and mortar booksellers. We can't recommend it highly enough and The Boston Globe said it's "a compelling, resonant, richly nuanced, and sometimes heartbreaking portrait of cross-generational love and the meaning of art... beautifully paced and totally engrossing", while NPR called Jessica "a stellar fiction newcomer". We couldn't agree more - go buy it immediately. You can find out more about Jessica, and The Rest of Us, on her website.
- Paul Blaney's recently published novellas, Handover and The Anchoress are available on Amazon now - and if you hurry, you'll be able to snap up The Anchoress at a seasonal discount! Look out for more from Paul in The Irreal Reader, also published just last month.
- Rachel Kramer Bussel's new anthology Best Bondage Erotica 2014 is about to hit the stores, so look out for that, and she's accepting submissions for the 2015 Edition right now. And if you'd like to submit (your writing), Rachel will be teaching an erotic writing workshop January 17th on the Upper East Side at The Pleasure Chest, where she’ll be going through writing exercises and giving advice on selling your erotic writing. Sign up here!
- Carole Bugge's Claire Rawlings Mystery series, and her Sherlock Holmes novel The Haunting of Torre Abbey, have just been released as ebooks on Amazon. So make that your first stop if you get a new e-reader over the holidays...
- Jeanette Topar's short story "Too Long at the Party" will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of The Greensboro Review
- Thaddeus Rutkowski's novel Haywire was a finalist in the fiction category of the Asian American Literary Awards, and it won the Members' Choice Award.
- Cheryl J. Fish will be reading poems at the launch of Far from the Centers of Ambition on 24th January at Poets House
- Liam Hogan's story "Silent Night" will be published in O Little Town of Deathlehem by Grinning Skull Press, while his story "Sunset" will be published in the anthology The New Frontier - look out for them soon...
- Brindley Hallam Dennis's novella from Pewter Rose Press, A Penny Spitfire, is available now, and you can find out more about Brindley right here.
- Katherine Jamieson's writing appears in The Best Women's Travel Writing 2013, and she won the PhoneFiction Editor's Prize in The Common, so congratulations to her!
- Manuel Martinez has story in the latest issue of Carolina Quarterly, and a section from his novel in progress is in the latest issue of Blackbird.
- J.T. Townley has a short story, "A Love Supreme," coming out in the winter 2014 issue of The Istanbul Review, as well as a short story translation, "I Killed the Word Why," and an essay, " 'Ice in Her Veins': Translating Suzanne Jacob's "J'ai tué pourquoi," in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Hayden's Ferry Review.
We'll be putting together another list for our actors - so watch out for that in the New Year!
So before I wrap up (literally, I have presents to sort out), don't forget we're accepting stories for the first theme of 2014, FAMILY & FRIENDS. You'll find all the details on the submissions page - the deadline is Sunday, January 12th. We're looking forward to reading your submissions!
And finally, once again, thank you. For reading, for listening, for submitting, and for coming to see us, whether at KGB or on the streets of LitCrawl. We hope you’ll join us for more in 2014.
In the meantime, a very Happy Holidays to all!