New destination for your literary submissions: Hot Metal Bridge
Taking a break from watching the New Orleans Saints fumble the football…
Consider this a quiet announcement of Hot Metal Bridge, the new literary magazine from the University of Pittsburgh MFA students in creative writing. Uh, yeah, that would include me. You can find me on the masthead if you squint.
But don’t go bothering with the masthead. Please check out our freshly-minted call for entries. We’re looking for new fiction and creative nonfiction and poetry. We’re not stuffy. But we are really excited to read your stuff.
Curious? Hot Metal Bridge is an actual bridge here in Pittsburgh that used to carry molten steel across the Monongahela River (that may be the coolest combination of words of I’ve typed — I would have called it “molten steel monongahela” if I could).
Check out the call for entries at Hot Metal Bridge.
Best of luck to the editors. Starting a literary publication, moreso when it’s under the auspices of an MFA program, can be a big pain in the butt—you want to be editing stories and poems, but you spend 90% of your time beating the bushes for your first quality submissions. And with high turnover in staff due to graduation and other new commitments, continuity can be hard to come by.
But it can be done. Emerson College’s Redivider has been strong for a few years now. Its quality and professionalism has been improving with every issue. No reason Hot Metal Bridge can’t do the same.