Submission Deadline: November 6th, midnight.

The Liar publishes emerging and established artists from Canada and beyond. GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT TO THE LIAR:

  • Up to two submissions maximum per medium (writing and art) per submission period. Please submit each piece in separate documents.
  • We only accept online submissions. 
  • Please include your preferred return email address.
  • 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  • We prefer new and unpublished submissions, but we also accept submissions that have previously been published in print or online.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 email 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.


  • We accept fiction submissions up to 2000 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creative non-fiction, literary essays, creative journalism and personal essays up to 3000 words are welcome, however we do not publish academic essays.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.


  • We accept screenplays and dramatic work up to 2000 words.


  • 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.


  • We accept photography, traditional, digital, hybrid and experimental art. The Liar is published in black and white.
  • Please submit all art in high resolution (preferably 300dpi or higher) PDF, TIFF or PNG.