Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

From the Editors



Dear Readers,


Hot Metal Bridge makes its home in a city where social, cultural, and geographical forces intersect—Pittsburgh today is the crossroads of the East Coast and the Midwest, the meeting point of past industry and future technology, the urban epicenter of Appalachia, and the junction of three rivers. We echo this notion of coming together and moving apart in Hot Metal Bridge’s fall issue “Conflict and Confluence”.

This is quite a stellar issue. We have interviews with Eula Biss, Justin Torres, and Paul Yoon, Rodrigo Toscano reading his poem “MAY   BE!” and a wealth of thought-provoking fiction, poetry, and non-ficition essays in between-we’re sure you’re going to love.

This issue is a special one for us. It marks the debut of our new website. More than just mimicking the format of traditional paper journals, HMB’s new site is a showcase of all the great writing and interviews from our past and present. We hope that you will spend time perusing our archives and our separate interview section, check in weekly to find out what we are spotlighting, and make it a habit to read our newly developed blog-Indeterminate Prose. We look forward to being a sharper, more streamlined, and more driven presence in the online literary community.

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Bill Lychack as our permanent faculty advisor. He has worked tirelessly for us so far and is a guiding presence, a steady ballast for Hot Metal Bridge. We would also like to thank Adriana Ramirez, a startlingly talented writer who just so happens to also be our web-designing angel. Thanks Adri, for the beautiful new site!


So sit back, relax, and enjoy. Happy Reading!


Jennifer A. Howard

Leigh Thomas