Liars' League NYC

Liars' League NYC Writers write. Actors read. Audience listens. Everybody wins.

Liars' League NYC is a regular literary event featuring original short stories performed by professionally trained actors. Selected stories are published on our website, performed by actors before a live audience at New York’s infamous KGB Bar, and podcast via the iTunes Store and Stitcher. Entry is completely free – our aim is simply to bring the very best new fiction to life in front of one the most discerning literary audiences in the world.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a story for our Freedom & Restraint theme - watch this space for details of selected st...
05/08/2019
Submissions — Liars' League NYC

Thanks to everyone who submitted a story for our Freedom & Restraint theme - watch this space for details of selected stories! In the meantime, we're now accepting stories for our SHORT & SWEET FLASH FICTION edition in August - deadline is Monday, July 1st. We look forward to reading your stories!

Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & Isolation - Deadline: Monday, 4th November 2019

Last chance to send us a story for Liars' League NYC's FREEDOM & RESTRAINT edition - deadline for submissions is Monday,...
05/03/2019
Submissions — Liars' League NYC

Last chance to send us a story for Liars' League NYC's FREEDOM & RESTRAINT edition - deadline for submissions is Monday, June 6th! As ever, full guidelines on our website via the link below - selected stories are published online, read by actors at KGB Bar in New York, and podcast via iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & Isolation - Deadline: Monday, 4th November 2019

Huge thanks to everyone who came to last night's Memories & Mementos reading - but especially writers Gina Hanson, Kurt ...
03/28/2019

Huge thanks to everyone who came to last night's Memories & Mementos reading - but especially writers Gina Hanson, Kurt Mullen, Derek Ivan Webster, and Charlotte Sulick, and actors Olivia Killingsworth, Don Carter, Max Woertendyke, and Josephine Cashman! We'll never forget you!

We'll have the stories up by the weekend, and you'll be able to listen to the readings on our website or the entire show via iTunes and Stitcher Radio early next week! We'll be back at KGB on Wednesday, June 5th with a night of FREEDOM & RESTRAINT - and you can submit a story for that theme up until Monday, May 6th - full guidelines are on our website!

In the meantime, thanks for the memories, guys!

We're gearing up for this Wednesday's MEMORIES & MEMENTOS edition of Liars' League NYC, featuring stories from writers D...
03/25/2019
Liars' League NYC presents Memories & Mementos

We're gearing up for this Wednesday's MEMORIES & MEMENTOS edition of Liars' League NYC, featuring stories from writers Derek Ivan Webster, Charlotte Sulick, Kurt Mullen, and Gina Hanson, read by actors Max Woertendyke, Josephine Cashman, Don Carter, and Olivia Killingsworth! You'll find full details on our Facebook event page, on our website, or via the always useful events guide at Poets & Writers below! Hope to see you there!

7pm, Wedesday, March 27 @ KGB Bar - Free entrance

Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully revi...

Happy World Poetry Day! To celebrate, here's one of our favorite poems by one of our favorite short story writers, Raymo...
03/21/2019

Happy World Poetry Day! To celebrate, here's one of our favorite poems by one of our favorite short story writers, Raymond Carver - from his collection "Where Water Comes Together With Other Water."

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our "Memories & Mementos" edition - we're reading through the stories now and we'...
03/05/2019
Liars' League NYC

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our "Memories & Mementos" edition - we're reading through the stories now and we'll announce a lineup soon! Don't forget, we'll be featuring the selected pieces at our next event on Wednesday, March 27th at KGB Bar - that's a week earlier than usual! Otherwise, it's still at 7pm, it's still free, and the drinks are still cheap...

We're currently accepting stories for our next edition - the theme is "Freedom & Restraint" and the deadline is Monday, 6th May. We look forward to your submissions!

Liars' League NYC was founded in New York in 2012. Selected stories are published on our website, performed in front of a live audience at New York’s KGB Bar, and podcast via the iTunes Store and Stitcher. 

Last chance to submit to our "Memories and Mementos" theme - the deadline is midnight tonight, and full guidelines are a...
03/04/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

Last chance to submit to our "Memories and Mementos" theme - the deadline is midnight tonight, and full guidelines are available via the link below.

And don't forget, we'll be featuring selected stories a little earlier than usual at our event at KGB Bar on Wednesday, 27th March - we'll have more details for you soon!

Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & Isolation - Deadline: Monday, 4th November 2019

There's just under a week until our next submissions deadline! We're currently accepting stories on the theme of “Memo...
02/26/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

There's just under a week until our next submissions deadline! We're currently accepting stories on the theme of “Memories & Mementos” - from nostalgic keepsakes and holiday souvenirs to unforgettable moments and haunting pasts - all interpretations are welcome. Send your stories to us by Monday, 4th March - full guidelines are available on our website via the handy link below.

And we'll be featuring selected stories at our event at KGB Bar on Wednesday, 27th March - we've brought the date forward by one week because we're too damn excited to wait, so make a note in your calendars!

Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & Isolation - Deadline: Monday, 4th November 2019

Today, we're featuring Alle C. Hall's "That Moment in Lao", read by Jessica Gallucci at last week's Liars' League NYC Pl...
02/21/2019
That Moment in Lao by Alle C. Hall — Liars' League NYC

Today, we're featuring Alle C. Hall's "That Moment in Lao", read by Jessica Gallucci at last week's Liars' League NYC Plots & Schemes event - you can read and listen to it via the link below, or via iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

Don't forget, Liars' League NYC is currently accepting short fiction submissions for our next edition - the theme is "Memories & Mementos" and the deadline is Monday, 4th March. Full guidelines are available on our website!

Liars' League NYC is a digital literary journal, podcast, and reading series featuring trained actors performing original short stories by emerging and established writers. Selected stories are published online, performed by actors at KGB Bar in New York, and available as recordings on our site, on

Ever wondered what the world would be like if we were forced to listen to sixties French pop music twenty-four hours a d...
02/18/2019
The Revenge of Cloclo by Andriana Minou — Liars' League NYC

Ever wondered what the world would be like if we were forced to listen to sixties French pop music twenty-four hours a day? No, us neither. But luckily for everyone, Andriana Minou has: listen to "The Revenge of Cloclo" from this month's Plots & Schemes show, read by Michael Petrocelli!

Don't forget, we're currently accepting short fiction submissions for our next edition - the theme is "Memories & Mementos" and the deadline is Monday, 4th March. Full guidelines are available on our website!

Liars' League NYC is a digital literary journal, podcast, and reading series featuring trained actors performing original short stories by emerging and established writers. Selected stories are published online, performed by actors at KGB Bar in New York, and available as recordings on our site, on

The recordings from last week's Plots & Schemes event are now online! You'll find all the stories on our website now via...
02/14/2019
Plots & Schemes — Liars' League NYC

The recordings from last week's Plots & Schemes event are now online! You'll find all the stories on our website now via the link below, and a full podcast of the entire show will available for free on Stitcher Radio and iTunes within the next 24 hours.

Don't forget, if you'd like to submit a story we're accepting submissions for our MEMORIES & MEMENTOS event - check our our website for full submission guidelines and details. Deadline is Monday, 4th March.

In this city everything is perfect. People are loving and helpful to each other. They all have a job and they’re all perfectly happy with their jobs. Lovers never lie to each other and never fall out of love. The weather is always just right for the season. There is no hunger, poverty, evil, illne...

A tip of the (slightly wet) hat to everyone who came along to last night's Plots & Schemes edition! Congratulations to t...
02/07/2019

A tip of the (slightly wet) hat to everyone who came along to last night's Plots & Schemes edition! Congratulations to the winners of our Guess That Plot! quiz, and huge thanks to writers Alle C. Hall, Andriana Minou, Jenifer Rowe, and Mark Sadler; as well as performers Calaine Schafer, Mark Woollett, Michael Petrocelli, and Jessica Gallucci!

We'll have the stories up on our website by tomorrow, and the recordings online and in the iTunes Store by Monday! We're back at KGB on Wednesday, 3rd April - and if you''d like to submit a story, the theme is MEMORIES & MEMENTOS, and the deadline is Monday, 4th March!

In addition to bringing you four excellent new stories, we'll also be playing GUESS THAT PLOT! tomorrow night during the...
02/05/2019

In addition to bringing you four excellent new stories, we'll also be playing GUESS THAT PLOT! tomorrow night during the intermission at Liars' League NYC's Plots & Schemes Show - we give you a simplified description of the plot, you guess the book, and win prizes!

That's right, we'll be taking works of literature that people put time and energy and passion into and badly misrepresenting them for comic effect! Because that, my friends, is the kind of literary assholes we are. Roll with us at 7pm tomorrow night at KGB Bar - entrance is free! I mean, let's face it, it sort of has to be, really.

We’re pleased to announce the lineup for our first event of 2019 – a night of stories inspired by Plots & Schemes on...
01/28/2019
Plots & Schemes — Liars' League NYC

We’re pleased to announce the lineup for our first event of 2019 – a night of stories inspired by Plots & Schemes on Wednesday, 6th February at KGB Bar! We’ll be featuring four new stories from writers Andriana Minou, Mark Sadler, Jenifer Rowe, and Alle C. Hall – stories that take on 1970s French popstars and Silicon Valley Tech Billionaires, that explore the uncomfortable camaraderie of backpackers and the equally enforced love of sisters. So here’s what we’re plotting:

JUMP
by Jenifer Rowe

THAT MOMENT IN LAO
by Alle C. Hall

THE REVENGE OF CLOCLO
by Andriana Minou

OLD TIME PIECES
by Mark Sadler

So that's 7pm at KGB Bar on Wednesday, 6th February – entry is free, the drinks are cheap, and you’ll have the chance to win literary swag as part of our regular nerdy literary trivia quiz – this month featuring a round of NAME THAT PLOT – we give you the plot, you tell us the book! It’s going to be fun! We love it when a plan comes together!

We’re pleased to announce the lineup for our first event of 2019 – a night of stories inspired by Plots & Schemes on Wednesday, 6th February at KGB Bar!

Thank you for all your submissions to next month's Plots & Schemes extravaganza - we're going through your stories now a...
01/08/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

Thank you for all your submissions to next month's Plots & Schemes extravaganza - we're going through your stories now and liking what we read! Watch this space for details of the lineup - coming next week!

If you missed the deadline, don’t worry – we’re currently accepting submissions for the following edition - Memories & Mementos. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 4th March, and all interpretations of the theme are welcome. Send your unpublished stories to [email protected], but check out the link below for complete submission guidelines. Good luck, and hope to see you at our first event of 2019 on Wednesday, 6th February!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

Last chance to submit to our first deadline of the year - the theme is Plots & Schemes. Send your stories to us by midni...
01/07/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

Last chance to submit to our first deadline of the year - the theme is Plots & Schemes. Send your stories to us by midnight tonight... Full guidelines via the link below!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

Just two more days to submit to our first deadline of 2019 - the theme is Plots & Schemes, and the deadline is this Mond...
01/05/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

Just two more days to submit to our first deadline of 2019 - the theme is Plots & Schemes, and the deadline is this Monday, 7th January. We're looking for stories up to 3,000 words - you'll find full guidelines on our website via the handy link below. Good luck - we're looking forward to reading your submissions!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

Happy New Year, everyone! There's just under a week to go until Liars' League NYC's first deadline of 2019 - we're looki...
01/02/2019
Submit — Liars' League NYC

Happy New Year, everyone! There's just under a week to go until Liars' League NYC's first deadline of 2019 - we're looking for fresh, original, unpublished short fiction between 800 and 3000 words on the theme of "Plots & Schemes". The deadline is Monday, 7th January, and full guidelines are available via the link below. Selected stories are published online, performed by professional actors at KGB Bar in New York, and broadcast via iTunes and Stitcher. Thanks!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

A huge thanks to writers Travis Garner, John Hague, Laurence Raphael Brothers, and Benjamin Schachtman; and actors Jere ...
12/12/2018
Cops & Robbers — Liars' League NYC

A huge thanks to writers Travis Garner, John Hague, Laurence Raphael Brothers, and Benjamin Schachtman; and actors Jere Williams, E James Ford, Kristen Calgaro, and host Elizabeth Alice Murray, for pulling off a caper they'll be talking about for years with our Cops & Robbers show! Don't worry if you couldn't make it - because you can become an accomplice by reading and listening to the stories for free on our website or via the iTunes Store right now!

It's a dirty little tavern on a dirty little station circling a dirty little world. Just a job, until something better comes along. "You missed a spot," says Gerhard, the owner, and he pours out the dregs of a sleeping drunk's gin. Coriolis force pulls the stream out into an arc before it splashes o...

We've a fantastic show lined up for you tomorrow evening - join Liars' League NYC at KGB Bar at 7pm for a festive readin...
12/04/2018

We've a fantastic show lined up for you tomorrow evening - join Liars' League NYC at KGB Bar at 7pm for a festive reading of, er, hard-boiled, low-life, street-smart stories from writers Travis Garner, John Hague, Laurence Raphael Brothers, and Benjamin Schachtman, read by actors Jere Williams, E. James Ford, Kristen Calgaro, and Elizabeth Murray! Veteran Liar Elizabeth Murray will be your host this month – and she’ll also in charge of a festive literary trivia quiz at the intermission! Entrance is free, the drinks are cheap, and joy will be brought to all!

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our latest edition - we're reading your stories now, and we should have white smoke ...
11/09/2018
Submit

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our latest edition - we're reading your stories now, and we should have white smoke over the rooftops of Liars' League NYC by mid-next week, so watch this space for news!

We're now accepting submissions for our 2019 themes - you'll find details via the link below, along with full submission guidelines - selected stories are published online, performed by actors at KGB Bar, and podcast on our website and via the iTunes Store and Stitcher! We look forward to reading your stories!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

It's your last chance to submit to our COPS & ROBBERS edition - the deadline for short story submissions is *today*! You...
11/05/2018
Submit

It's your last chance to submit to our COPS & ROBBERS edition - the deadline for short story submissions is *today*!

You'll find full submission guidelines on our website via the link below - selected stories are published online, performed by actors at KGB Bar, and podcast on our website and via the iTunes Store and Stitcher!

Plots & Schemes - Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019Memories & Mementos - Deadline: Monday, 4th March 2019Freedom & Restraint - Deadline: Monday, 6th May 2019Short & Sweet Flash Fiction - Deadline: Monday, 1st July 2019Accident & Emergency - Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019Intimacy & I...

Just a few days left to submit a short story to our next edition - the theme is Cops & Robbers, and the deadline is Mond...
11/02/2018
The Summer Fling by Cynthia Blank

Just a few days left to submit a short story to our next edition - the theme is Cops & Robbers, and the deadline is Monday, 5th November! Check out our website for full submission details and guidelines.

In the meantime, here's Kira Davies with her performance of Cynthia Blank's "The Summer Fling" at last month's Courage & Cowardice event - available to read or listen to for free on our website. Have a great weekend!

    It was a warm summer evening in early August and the sun hung restlessly in the air, waiting to descend into the Hudson River. The streets were bustling, overflowing with the smell of sour milk, overripe fruit, and the occasional whiff of perfume. Jake emerged from the crowded Union Square su...

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