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Hot Metal Bridge is seeking submissions for its fall issue. All submissions are due by November 15th, and in addition to well-crafted poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, we are now open to digital media submissions as well. Fiction: Hot Metal

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Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

p5rn7vb Flashes of War by Katey Schultz (Apprentice House, May 2013) Review by Brett Sholtis   Reflections in Broken Glass Describing Flashes of War as a short story collection is kind of like calling Pink Floyd’s The Wall “a bunch

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Hannibal and Me by Andreas Kluth

Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach us About Success and Failure by Andreas Kluth (Riverhead Books, January 2013) Review by Clinton Coggins Kluth’s Triumvirate, or Somewhere in the Alps There are 20 Dead War Elephants The

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Oxford University Press, 2007) Review by Caroline Benner Wolff   “What makes a book come to life for you? Robinson Crusoe is in that rare and enviable position of having a to-do list that he

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The Way the Cheshire Cat Leaves Its Grin: An Interview with Peter Trachtenberg

By Nichole Faina University of Pittsburgh faculty member Peter Trachtenberg is the author of three books, 7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh, The Book of Calamities: Five Questions about Suffering and Its Meaning and his latest, Another Insane Devotion,

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Last Call in the City of Bridges by Salvatore Pane

Last Call in the City of Bridges by Salvatore Pane (Braddock Avenue Books, November 2012) Review by Shannon Reed   Uncommon Books, Uncommon Readers A believable narrative voice is an aspect of writing a novel that proves most tricky for

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Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Arcadia by Lauren Groff (Voice/Hyperion, March 2012) Review by Jennifer Bannan   A Man among Earth Mothers Largely from the point of view of a child? Not usually for me. More than 30 characters to know and track? No thank

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Siege 13 by Tamas Dobozy

Seige 13 by Tamas Dobozy (Milkweed Editions, February 2013) Review by Tyler McAndrew   Tributaries of the Danube In her BookRiot article from 2012, “Short Stories, You So Trendy,” Kit Steinkellner claims that the linked short story collection is perhaps—as

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The Way of the Dog by Sam Savage

The Way of the Dog by Sam Savage (Coffeehouse Press, January 2013) Review by Jacob Spears   A Dogged Invective Since 2005, Sam Savage has been crawling out from underneath the floorboards of American fiction with short, vitriolic and scrappy

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You Might Have Missed… Things That Are

Things That Are by Amy Leach (Milkweed Editions 2012) Reviewed by Amanda Giracca Everything Becomes Erstwhile Reading Things That Are, the first essay collection from writer Amy Leach, you might get the creeping sense that these essays are being narrated

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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)