Hot Metal Bridge Hot Metal Bridge is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry until December 1st. Guidelines for individual genres are on Submittable, our only process for receiving submissions; anything received by email or snail mail will not be considered. Please also contact us through Submittable to withdraw your work if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. We usually respond within two to three months.

Hot Metal Bridge is committed to publishing writers and artists from diverse perspectives and experience, and encourages writers from marginalized communities to submit their work.

Though we love University of Pittsburgh writers, we ask that former Hot Metal Bridge staff (readers, editors, etc.) refrain from submitting.

We are hoping to spend this semester revamping and updating the website, so that’s something to look forward to, just as we look forward to reading your writing!