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Chrusciel, and Rodrigo Toscano, but we also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers.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


Editors-in-Chief: Sara Button, Nina Sabak

Business Manager: Stephanie Cawley

Fiction Editors: Courtney Luk, Nancy Garcia

Nonfiction Editor:  Cumi Ikeda

Poetry Editors: Kelly Andrews, Cameron Barnett, Sam Corfman

Faculty Advisor: Geeta Kothari

Social Media Coordinator: Brennan Chambre

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

Blog Editors: Sara Button, Joshua Graber

Banner and Web Design: Ali L’Esperance

Editors Emeriti: 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, Tim Maddocks

Readers: Molly Bain, Brennan Chambre, Matthew Carlin, Malcolm Friend, Kamala Gopalakrishnan, Joshua Graber, Kim Grabowski, Courtney Harrell, Emily Hopkins, Gavin Jenkins, John Kennedy, Lucia LoTempio, Rachel Mabe, J.R. Murphy, Natasha Pais, Shannon Pender, Gabrielle Rajerison, John Simons, Suzannah Spaar, Rachel Sterling, Sammi Toner, Steffan Triplett, Anna Weber.

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

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

If you’re interested in a promotional exchange, please email our social media team 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