The Liar’s Writing and Design Contest is now live!
CONTEST IS EXTENDED UNTIL OCT 1, 2022.
BEST WRITING wins $500
BEST DESIGN wins $500 and appears on the cover of the 2023 issue
Send us the ugly, the sad, the exhilarating, the visceral, send us anything and everything so long as it’s your best. Writing entries should not exceed 2000 words. Designs should be .jpg. All submissions will be read blind, so please no names on submissions. Maximum two entries per student. The winner of each category will receive a $500 cash prize, publication in our print issue and a special feature on our website.
See contest details on our SUBMIT page.
2021 WRITING CONTEST WINNER
The winners of the writing contest held in 2021 have been decided
Megan spent much of her childhood moving internationally, armed with a suitcase, a notebook, and a wild imagination. Writing got her through the doldrums of airport layovers and the endless slog of long-haul flights, back in the dark ages when we all had to watch the same movie on the same aisle-mounted screens. These days, she’s a mostly stay-at-home mum, a part-time sales associate at a specialty wine shop, and champion Cap U ABE math procrastinator. Megan is also a former flight attendant, with a Diploma of Wine (it’s a real thing—not just code for ‘heavy drinker’), and she’s upgrading courses so she can go to nursing school. Her dream is to one day have a fold-out business card that contains a series of totally unrelated credentials.
She sat in velvet sadness by Toni Dumais She sat in velvet sadness, comforted and persistent to lay basked in the dark layers of righteous melancholy, where she undresses her deformity to be splayed out, and picked through. This is wrong, that is wrong. What is...
2021 DESIGN CONTEST WINNER
The results of our design contest held in 2021 have been decided
Celina Zhong is a second year IDEA student studying graphic design and illustration. Her illustration for The Liar stems from surrealism and the concept of escaping the mundane nature of reality.
Feel free to visit her Instagram @celinaa.jpg
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