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Poster Designer: Celina S Zhong 

The Liar publishes emerging and established artists from Canada and beyond. 

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

  • Up to three submissions maximum per medium (writing and art) per submission period. Please submit each piece in separate documents. 
  • We only accept online submissions. Submissions must be sent through submittable as we do not accept mailed submissions. 
  • Please type all written submissions and only use the doc, docx or pdf formats. 
  • We prefer new and unpublished submissions, but we also accept submissions that have previously been published in print or online. If you are submitting a previously published piece, please note this in the body of your submission and include where it was published. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. 
  • We encourage submissions from intersectional identities and marginalized groups such as writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQ+, low-income writers, and Indigenous writers. Feel free to include in your email if you identify as one or more. 

POETRY AND PROSE 

  • We accept fiction submissions up to 3000 words. 
  • Hybrid-genre, creative non-fiction, literary essays, creative journalism and personal essays up to 3000 words are welcome, however we do not publish academic essays. 
  • Hybrid and cross-genre works in poetry are welcome. 

DRAMA  

  • We accept screenplays and dramatic work up to 3000 words. 

TRANSLATION 

  • We accept poetry and prose translations into English. 
  • Please include the original author, title and language it was originally published in the body of your submission email. 

ART 

  • We accept photography, traditional, digital, hybrid and experimental art. 
  • Please submit all art in high resolution (preferably at 300dpi) PDF, TIFF or PNG in CMYK color mode.