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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

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 of

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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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"Regardless of What You Face" by Ernest Williamson III
"Regardless of What You Face" by Dr. Ernest Williamson III



Fiction

Note from Fiction Editors Jen Bannan and Frank Huerta
Church Avenue
by Adrian Astur Alvarez
Postmortem Photography by David Patterson
A Thousand Words by Christine Pivovar
The Perspective from Este Lado de la Frontera: An Interview with Benjamin Alire Sáenz



"Freedom" by Kate Koenig "Freedom" by Kate Koenig


Poetry

Note from Poetry Editors Laura Brun and Michelle Lin
Two Poems by Carol Dorf
Three Poems by Melissa Goodrich
Two Poems by Jeffrey Haynes
Two Poems by Vanessa Couto Johnson
The Museum of Everything Salty by Kristin Maffei
Love Advice from a Twenty-Sided Die by Martin Ott
Un-Muscled by Diana Roffman
A catalog by Afton Wilky
Sheets of rain against the surface of the see by Afton Wilky



"Delving Into Her Craft" by Ernest Williamson III "Delving Into Her Craft" by Ernest Williamson III


Nonfiction

Note from Nonfiction Editors Laura Clark and Rachel Wilkinson
The Family Way by Christine Kaiser Bonasso
Under My Father's Tree by Stephanie L. Liberatore
Bon Jellico by Anthony J. Otten



"Rebuilt Hot Metal" by Andy Beck "Rebuilt Hot Metal" by Andy Beck



Imagery 

Artist Gallery
Artist Spotlight: Dr. Earnest Williamson II

 

F_2013_Kate_Koenig-Locked_in_Love "Locked in Love" by Kate Koenig


Miscellaneous

Fall 2013 Contributor Bios
HMB Book Reviews
HMB Blog



"Wait" by Kate LaDew "Wait" by Kate LaDew



"St. Paul Revealed" by Dr. Ernest Williamson "St. Paul Revealed" by Dr. Ernest Williamson



F_2013_Philip_Sweet-Out_for_Some_Fresh_Air "Out for Some Fresh Air" by Philip Sweet



"Bard With Black Roses" by Ernest Williams "Bard With Black Roses" by Dr. Ernest Williamson III



"Sleep" by Kate LaDew "Sleep" by Kate LaDew



"Meters of Meters" by Philip Sweet "Meters of Meters" by Philip Sweet



"Untitled" by Dr. Ernest Williamson III "Untitled" by Dr. Ernest Williamson III

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