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.


2020-21 LIAR CREW:

Editor-In-Chief: Sofia Navarro

Lead Designer (Marketing): Celina Zhong

Lead Designer (Print): Celina Zhong

Lead Designer (Web): Tina Ganguly

Editorial Collective:
Emilie Pond, Moira Tan, Allison Smith, Andrea Rescigno, Ashley Mina, Avery Nowicki, Beth McCloy, Brenda Cervantes, Christien Anastacio, EA Douglas, Eugenia De Coss, Julia Hackstaff, Kaja Jean, Mira Golembioski, Natasha Bowie, Nicole Mucci, Patricia Flores, Sabrina Bruns, Samantha Wakelin, Taisia  Boldyreva, Will Esson, Mayumi Izumi

Design Team:
Beth McCloy, Mayumi Izumi, Ry Frosythe

Faculty Advisor: Leah Bailly, Creative Writing Convenor, Capilano University


2020-21 The Liar Publication


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