The Liar is an independent annual literary zine published by Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. Since the 1980’s, The Liar has featured work from emerging and international authors such as Margaret Atwood, Charles Bukowski, Anne Stone and R. Scott Bakker.

Living in the rupture between the personal and the political, The Liar curates provocative, powerful collections of fiction, poetry, art, drama and more that explore the intersectional complexities of our world.

The Liar is maintained by the creative writing program at Capilano University.

The Liar was first published as THURSDAY in 1987 by a group of students in the creative writing department at what was then Capilano College. In 2017, The Liar celebrated it’s 30th anniversary issue.

Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Rose & Spencer Nash

Managing Editor: Alexandra Kropova
Fiction Editor: Sheila Arellano
Poetry Editor: Caitlin Loney
Art Director:
Event Coordinator: A.T Johnson
PR: Rachel D’sa
Helene Taylor
Sam Clarke

Special thanks: Roger Farr, Anne Stone and the creative writing department at Capilano University


“By the power of truth I, while living, have conquered the universe.”
Aleister Crowley