How It Works
It's simple really: tell us about your fib, put it on a postcard -- the more creative the better. Add a stamp and mail it to us.
Once we receive your postcard, we'll read it, publish it and share it here, and also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. The best make it into our books, and other media.
However, if you need more detailed instructions, check out the steps below:
Six Easy Steps
Step 1. Think About the Fib You Want to Share
Think about the lie that you want to share with us. It has to be a lie that you've actually told someone. Or, It might be a lie to yourself. It might be a fib to a family member. It may be a lie to colleague or a boss, or even someone who works for you. It could be a lie to a stranger or to your best friend. It might even be a lie to your pet.
It might me a little white lie or a complex many layered, multi-year fabrication. It may be a decades old fib or one from yesterday. We don't mind. But, your lie must be true (seems weird, right?). There's just once exception: we don't accept political lies -- we've all seen and heard far too many of these recently.
Step 2. Find a Postcard or Make One
A standard postcard is usually 4x6 inches. Though we'll take one that's 5x7, 6x9 and up to 6x11, or any size in between. Why the size restriction? Well, two reasons. First, if you keep the postcard to 4x6 it keeps the cost of a first class stamp low. Second, it makes it easier for us to scan and more likely that we can publish and print your creative endeavors.
This is your chance to get creative. So, if you can't find a cool postcard, just make an even cooler one out of a piece of thin card. Just make sure the post office will accept it.
Step 3. Get Creative
Gather your art supplies. Let your inner artist shine.
Now, we know some of you may find this step challenging. Don't fret. Skip the artwork and just tell us about your fib.
Step 4. Add a Stamp and Our Address
Make sure you add the right postage for a postcard from your location. We'd hate not to receive your work of art because the post office balked at your stamp.
If you live in the U.S., it's 34 cents to send a 4x6 inch postcard (or 49 cents for one up to 6x11 inches).
Step 5. Mail It to Post*factua!ly
Run, run, run.
Run to your mailbox or the nearest mailing location and send us your postcard.
We can't wait to see it, read it, publish it and share it. And, learn from it.
Step 6. You're Done. We'll Do the Rest
You've done it. Your creativity and courage to share has paid off. Put up your feet and relax. Now all you need to do is wait for your wonderful creation to reach us.
It takes us at least a week to go through the previous week's submissions. We'll read each and every postcard. We scan them all, and best make it online.
So check us out on the Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. The very best make it to one of our books.