KGB Bar Literary Magazine is currently open for submissions.


Send at maximum one piece to Seven thousand words or under. Single- or double-spaced. Fonts twelve-point and serifed, please. 


Send at maximum five pieces to No word or page limit. Single-spaced. Fonts twelve-point; serifed, too. 

Essays and Book Reviews

We are currently looking for book reviewers. If you are interested in reviewing for us, please send an email to with "Book Reviewing" in the subject line. Please attach to that email two or three links to previous publications or, if links are unavailable, a five hundred word sample of recent critical writing.

We're currently accepting story and essay pitches. If you have an idea for an essay/review that gnaws, that presses, we want to hear about it. Send us a one paragraph summary of the piece and the books involved along with two to three links to previous publications, or, if links are unavailable, a sample of recent critical writing. We'll get in touch if we think it's a good fit.