Who we are

Denis Woychuk is the founder of KGB Bar (1993) and the publisher of KGB Bar Lit Mag.

Suzanne Dottino is the founder of KGB Bar Lit Mag. Her fiction and plays have been published or forthcoming in The Bellevue Literary Review,The Brooklyn Rail, Spring House Journal, Drama Notebook, SamuelFrench.com, among others. She curates the Sunday Night Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar.  

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.

Chris Molnar - Guest Editor: Issue 03 “Family” - has written for The Shadow, among other publications. In 2014 he co-founded the Writer’s Block, the first independent bookstore in Las Vegas. He co-curates the KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction Series, founded the Unpublishable zine and reading series, publishes Archway Editions (an imprint of powerHouse Books), and recently completed a novel entitled Hellscape.

Olena Jennings - Guest Editor: Issue 02 “Writing Across Europe” - is the author Songs from an Apartment (Underground Books, 2017) and Memory Project (Underground Books, 2018.)  Her translations of Ukrainian poetry appear in the anthology Words for War (Academic Studies Press, 2017, in collaboration with Oksana Lutsyshyna),the anthology White Chalk of Days (Academic Studies Press, 2017,) Poetry International, and Wolf.   Her translations of Iryna Shuvalova’s poetry collection in collaboration with the author, will be released in fall 2019 by Lost Horse Press. She is 2018 recipient of a New Work Grant from the Queens Council of the Arts.  She is the curator of the Poets of Queens reading series.