It is with great pride that we present to you the twenty-fifth issue of Hot Metal Bridge. This issue was an unusually collaborative effort, one that benefited from the time and care of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate student readers from the University of Pittsburgh community. We were proud to receive a record-breaking number of submissions this year, and it’s only with the help of this community that we could give the thousands of submissions we received the time and attention they deserved. We sincerely want to thank all our volunteers, and also the many artists who trusted us with their writing.
Works of grace and beauty often belie the amount of work that goes into them. Some of the joys of editing is to see that work firsthand. We’re saddened that this will be the last issue from our current masthead, but it has been a privilege to work with HMB‘s amazing community of readers and writers.
We hope you enjoy the issue!