Who we are

Denis Woychuk is Founder of KGB Bar 1993 and Publisher of KGB Bar Lit Mag

Suzanne Dottino is the founder of KGB Bar Lit Mag.. Her work has been published in Springhouse Journal, St. Petersburg Review, Heeb.com, The Brooklyn Rail, The Brooklyn Review, and The American, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, among others. Her plays have been published in SamuelFrench.com and IndieTheaterNow.com. She holds an MFA from Columbia University. She has been the KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction Reading Series Curator for over ten years. She is working on a psychological thriller and a collection of stories. 

Ben Shields is the Managing Editor of KGB Bar Lit Mag. He is a writer of fiction and poetry, and his journalism and critical work have appeared in Bookforum, LA Review of Books, and Hyperallergic.

Michelle Hogmire is the Book Review Editor for KGB Bar Lit Mag. She's interested in innovative fiction and nonfiction by women; books dealing with science and technology; and stories that are gross, hilarious, and bizarre. She grew up in West Virginia and has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Marshall University and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Columbia JournalBOMB, and Guernica. She’s currently finishing her first novel in the Chicago suburbs.

Ewan Turner, Editor-in-Residence, is a New York-based fiction writer, playwright and actor who is currently working on his first novel. His main interests include the crossover between literary fiction and genre, family novels, and the intersection between drama and literature. Some of his favorite authors/books include: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, Touch by Courtney Maum, Tenth of December by George Saunders.