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Hot Metal Bridge

Taking its name from one of the icons of the Pittsburgh landscape, Hot Metal Bridge is the only literary magazine from the graduate program in creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Hot Metal Bridge publishes two online issues annually: fall and spring. We have published work by Russell Banks, Tom Perotta, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dan Chaon, Michelle Wildgen, Ewa Chrusciel, Charles Baxter and Don Lee, but also maintain an emphasis on finding new material from emerging and previously unpublished writers. Hot Metal Bridge privileges no particular aesthetic or school of thought; we simply seek the most accomplished, surprising work in contemporary literature.

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Revised 12/18/2021
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