Hot Metal Bridge, the literary magazine created by M.F.A. students at the University of Pittsburgh, publishes two issues annually: fall and spring. We have published work by Sherman Alexie, Sherrie Flick, Dan Chaon, Ewa Chrusciel, and Rodrigo Toscano, but we also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers. Every issue we interview some of our favorite writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Eula Biss, Russell Banks, Anne Fadiman, Charles Baxter, and Don Lee, to name a few.

Hot Metal Bridge privileges no particular aesthetic or school of thought; we simply seek the most accomplished, surprising work in contemporary literature.


Editors-in-Chief: Sara Button, Timothy Maddocks

Business Manager: Rachel Wilkinson

Fiction Editors: Amanda Boyle, Gabrielle Pastorek, Nina Sabak

Nonfiction Editors:  Cumi Ikeda, Gavin Jenkins

Poetry Editors: Emily Hopkins, Kelly Andrews

Faculty Advisors: Geeta Kothari, Bill Lychack

Social Media Chair: Destiny Johnson

Image and Digital Media Committee Chair: Frank Huerta

Banner and Web Design: Ali L’Esperance

Emeritus Editors: Carolyn Kellogg, Ashleigh Pedersen, Kelly Ramsey, Geoff Peck, Salvatore Pane, Turi Fesler, Amy Whipple, Steve Gillies, Robyn Jodlowski, Jen Howard, Leigh Thomas, April Flynn, Lauren Russell

Readers: Kelly Andrews, Molly Bain, Cameron Barnett, Monique Briones, Stephanie Cawley, Kazumi Chin, Sam Corfman, Jordan Cromwell, Aletha Francis, Taylor Frankenfield, Malcolm Friend, Max Ginsberg, Kamala Gopalakrishnan, Paige Goulding, Alyssa Higgins, Destiny Johnson, Ali L’Esperance, Michelle Lin, Courtney Luk, Emily Maloney, Kat Mentecki, J.R. Murphy, Shannon Pender, Anja Semanco, John Simons, Sierra Smith, Rachel Sterling, Thomas Walko.

HMB is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram> and Tumblr.

For more information about HMB, please email us at editorhotmetalbridge at gmail.

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From 2001–2005, M.F.A. students at the University of Pittsburgh published the literary magazine Nidus.

University of Pittsburgh
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
526 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260