About

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Chrusciel, and Rodrigo Toscano, but we also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers.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

Staff:

Editors-in-Chief: Sara Button, Timothy Maddocks

Business Manager: Rachel Wilkinson

Fiction Editors: Amanda Boyle, Gabrielle Pastorek

Nonfiction Editors:  Cumi Ikeda, Gavin Jenkins

Poetry Editors: Emily Hopkins, Caleb Washburn

Blog Editor: Max Ginsberg

Faculty Advisors: Geeta Khotari, Bill Lychack

Social Media Team: Cameron Barnett, Caleb Washburn

Image and Digital Media Committee: Frank Huerta, Sam Corfman

Banner and Web Design: Adriana Ramirez

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

HMB is on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

Summer 2014

"She's Gotta Have It" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "She's Gotta Have It"

Letter from the Editors

Fiction

Note from the Fiction Editors Jen Bannan and Frank Huerta
View from the Porch by Warren Read
Magdalene by Emily Koon
Without Wind Resistance by Sean Towey
The Delicious Hell of It: An Interview with Charles Bock by Sara Button

"Felinity" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Felinity"

Note from Poetry Editors Michelle Lin and Laura Brun
The Girl in the Bed by Erica Bodwell
How I Crossed by Colleen Coyne
Two Poems by Alejandro Escudé
Seven Rules to Ensure Victory by Chas Holden
Flora by Ginger Ko
Thru the Landscape by C.J. Opperthauser
Will-o’-the-wispering by Jake Syersak
Swarm by J.R. Toriseva
Hex by Amanda Tumminaro
Becoming my Mother by Jeanann Verlee
Cinepak by Patrick Williams
Some Other Kind of Way To Be Alive: An Interview with Dana Ward by Lauren Russell

"Wake Up and Smell the Heartache" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache"

Nonfiction

Note from the Nonfiction Editors Rachel Wilkinson and Sara Button
Attachment by Marin Sardy
Destruction Bay by Patrick Kelling
Prepping for Doomsday: An Interview with Jen Hirt by Rachel Wilkinson

"Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew "Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew

Artist Gallery

Contributor Bios

"Color Bars" by Sheri Wright "Color Bars" by Sheri Wright

"Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn "Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn

"Eyes Wide" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Eyes Wide"


("She's Gotta Have It," "Felinity," "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache," and "Eyes Wide Shut" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III)