The Liar is an independent annual literary zine out of 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.

The Liar lives in the rupture between the personal and the political. Curating a provocative collection of powerful stories in 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 a single paged flyer named Thursday in the 1980’s 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.


Kelly Alcock
Massimo Adolfatto
Megan Barry
Tasia Boldyreva
Jo Bradford
Taryn Childs
Cristina Crescenzo
Loveiah de Lunas
Pamela Esquivel Macias
Ry Forsythe
Jasper Gillard
Mira Golembioski
Mayumi Izumi
Manpreet Kaur
Beth McCloy
Ashley Mina
Sofia Navarro
Alanna Oord
Jeff Oro
Tristan Pernot
Elishiva Phillips
Andrea Rescigno
Ryan Shore
Harmeet Virdee