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 Russell Banks, Tom Perotta, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dan Chaon, Michelle Wildgen, Ewa Chrusciel, Charles Baxter, Sherman Alexie, Sherrie Flick, Rodrigo Toscano, and Don Lee, but we also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers.
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: Lauren Russell, April Flynn
Business Manager: Tim Maddocks
Fiction Editors: Frank Huerta, Jennifer Bannan, Amanda Boyle
Nonfiction Editors: Laura Clark, Rachel Wilkinson, Sara Button
Poetry Editors: Michelle Lin, Laura Brun
Book Review Editors: Caroline Wolff, J.R. Murphy
Faculty Advisor: Bill Lychack
Social Media Team: Sara Button, Cameron Barnett, Caleb Washburn
Audio/Video Support: J. R. Murphy
Image and Digital Media Committee: Laura Clark, Nancy Garcia, Frank Huerta, Tim Maddocks
Banner Design: Andy Beck, Kazumi Chin (banner image incorporates parts of the painting “Rebuilt Hot Metal” by Andy Beck)
Fiction Readers: Nancy Garcia, Tyler McAndrew, Gabrielle Pastorek, Scott Romani, Nina Sabak, Jonathan Vander Woude
Nonfiction Readers: Molly Bain, Aletha Francis, Cumi Ikeda, Gavin Jenkins, Tim Maddocks, J.R. Murphy, Caroline Wolff
Poetry Readers: Kelly Andrews, Cameron Barnett, Kazumi Chin, Kamala Gopalakrishnan, Emily Hopkins, Caleb Washburn
Emeritus Editors: Carolyn Kellogg, Ashleigh Pedersen, Kelly Ramsey, Geoff Peck, Salvatore Pane, Turi Fesler, Amy Whipple, Steve Gillies, Robyn Jodlowski, Jen Howard, Leigh Thomas
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 hmbsocialmedia at gmail.
From 2001–2005, M.F.A. students at the University of Pittsburgh published the literary magazine Nidus.