Over the years, our LL judges have proven more than adept at talent-spotting, picking work by authors who go on to win prizes, fame and international publishing deals. Here are just a few of our success stories (alphabetical by first name):
Anna Mazzola: In 2012, Anna's historical story Crossing the Line was read at our Wet & Wild event. It was part of an early draft of her novel ...
What's she up to now? Her debut novel, The Unseeing, was published by Tinder Press (Headline) in 2016 (US edition out early 2017).
What's she up to now? In 2012 Cherry set up Arachne Press, which has published three anthologies of Liars' League stories (including the Saboteur Award-winning Weird Lies), volumes of poetry and a Carnegie Medal nominated children's novel by another LL alum, Alex Smith. Her epic fantasy debut, The Dowry Blade, is out now.
Imogen Hermes Gowar: Her story The Chip on your Shoulder was a winner in our March 2015 Boom & Bust event.
What's he up to now? Since his first story appeared at Liars' League, Jonathan has gone on to publish a number of books including Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens (an Austen pastiche), Dot Dash (short stories) and Take it Cool (biography).
What's she up to now? In 2014 she was a finalist for the Costa Short Story Award, and in 2015 she published her debut novel, The Hourglass Factory, with Simon & Schuster; it was followed in 2016 by The Amber Shadows.
What's she up to now? A mere three years later, in 2012, her debut novel The Light Between Oceans was published and has gone on to sell more than 2.3 million copies. We sure can pick 'em ...
Owen Booth: We've always been fans of Owen's experimental, funny and off-the-wall stories, which include Special Economic Advisers in Love, The Greatest Breakfast in the World, God Grant me the Serenity and A Model World.
What's he up to now? Since we first discovered him (that's how we like to think of it) he's been published in a number of anthologies and won the prestigious White Review Short Story Prize.
What's she up to now? Peng's stories have appeared in Litro and .Cent magazine and been read on BBC Radio 4 as part of their Liars' League season. Her debut novel M will be published by HarperCollins in January 2018.