Rich & Poor (Deadline, Wednesday, 30th April)
Analogue & Digital (Deadline, Monday, 30th June)
Body & Mind (Deadline, Sunday 31st August)
Hearth & Home (Deadline, Friday, 31st October)
1. Anyone from anywhere.
2. Willing to have your name and the text of your story up on the site if your story is chosen.
3. Willing to accept publication for free. This means that if your story is chosen, you will receive our admiration and gratitude, an MP3 recording of the reading, and possibly a drink on the night (if you're able to attend). Unfortunately, Liars' League does not currently pay contributors in $ or £. Or yen. You get the picture.
IMPORTANT: Submitting your work to Liars' League implies permission to upload a text version and an audio recording of your story onto the web so that everyone can enjoy it. If this is an issue just email and we're happy to discuss.
Stories should be
1. Unpublished (in print or online). Also, please don’t resubmit any story we have previously rejected unless we ask you to, however much it has changed.
2. Between 800-3000 words long.
3. Themed - each month has a separate theme, so please let us know what theme you're entering for when you email us. Please submit no more than ONE story per theme. That's more for our benefit than yours, to be honest. As much as we'd love to spend all our free time reading, we really ought to see our friends and family once in a while.
4. Submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of the deadline for the month.
5. Attached as an MS Word or .rtf document, with the title on the first page and page-numbered. Please also put the story title, the month of the event and the theme in the subject header: e.g. "The Horse Latitudes, June, Live & Learn". Please include your name at the bottom of your email together with a short bio if you like, but not on your story, as all stories are judged anonymously.
6. Prose. That means we're also happy to consider creative non-fiction, though it'll be read as a story.
We happily accept simultaneous submissions, but we’d be grateful if you would let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere before we get back to you.And one more thing.
It's your story, and you hold all the rights to it. That means we have no claims on your content - we're just happy for good stories find an audience. So if we feature your story in our show/on our site and it's later accepted for publication somewhere else, all we ask for is a credit. And, you know, congratulations!