In addition to well-crafted poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, Hot Metal Bridge is now open to art, photography, and video submissions. The current submission period will close in mid-November, and responses to work submitted now may be expected by mid-December.
Please submit work through our online submissions manager: https://hotmetalbridge.submittable.com/submit. And in your cover letter, please let us know how you heard about the magazine. We love to know how readers and submitters are finding us–or how we’re finding you.
We’re calling for your best, unpublished true stories in any form from traditional memoir and literary journalism to lyric essays and the unexpected. Our favorite stories have a strong, compelling narrative that looks beyond a personal experience for some universal truth or meaning. Entries should be between 500 and 5,000 words and should be submitted via Submittable as a Word or RTF attachment.
Hot Metal Bridge is looking for thoughtful and well-written fiction. We like to publish the stories of Pittsburgh and the Appalachian/Ohio Valley/Northeast/Midwest region but are always thrilled to publish any well-crafted, thoughtful work that comes our way. Send a bio and contact information, including an e-mail address. We can’t wait to hear from you. Good luck and good writing.
Hot Metal Bridge welcomes compelling art (including video) and photography submissions in any standard format. Please limit your submissions to no more than eight images and/or two videos per submission cycle. Be sure to title your work and save your files in the following format: Lastname_Title_Fall2014.
Last issue, we decided to forgo our tradition of having a theme and opened submissions up for all kinds of poetry, regardless of form and subject. We also asked for digital media submissions for the very first time. These ended up being very, very good calls.
For our next issue, we invite you again to send us audio/video submissions–your slam poetry, your dance poetry, your performance poetry, your _________ poetry, you get the idea. Or, just send us poems on the good, old-fashioned page!
Please include a short bio with your submission of up to five poems. We look forward to reading your work.