Hot Metal Bridge

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Hot Metal Bridge is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry twice a year, between September 12th and December 3rd in the fall and between January 15th and April 1st in the spring. 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 and are, regretfully, not a paying market.


Hot Metal Bridge is committed to publishing writers and artists from diverse perspectives and experiences, and we especially encourage 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 look forward to reading your writing!