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Chrusciel, and Rodrigo Toscano, but we also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers.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.

We also run [in brackets], a literary podcast in conjunction with WPTS.


Editor-in-Chief: S. Brook Corfman

Business Manager/Managing Editor: Anna Weber

Fiction Editor: Joshua Graber

Nonfiction Editors: Steffan Triplett, Courtney Harrell

Poetry Editors: Stephanie Cawley

Art Editor: Marina Tyquiengco

Faculty Advisor: Bill Lychack

[in brackets] Producers: Matthew Carlin, Joshua Graber, Courtney Harrell, Nuria Marquez (Executive Producer), Lucia LoTempio, Steffan Triplett

Banner and Web Design: Ali L’Esperance

Readers: Ariana Brown, Brennan Chambre, Samira Daukoru, Vanessa Fisher, Malcolm Friend, Avery Keatley, Alexis Kennel, Kent Kosack, Clarissa León, Tyler McCloskey, Jessica Lanay Moore, Katy Mullins, Gabrielle Rajerison, Eowyn Randall, John Simons, Suzannah Spaar, Rachel Sterling, Julia St. John, Andrew Thurman, Angela Velez, Katie Waring, Anna Weber.

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

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

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