Thursday, October 1, 2009

SMILE, HON: Baltimore, Why the Edge?

BALTIMORE - SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! Editor/Publisher William P. Tandy joins two dozen area personalities - including filmmaker John Waters (HAIRSPRAY), author/screenwriter Rafael Alvarez (THE WIRE) and musician John Doe (X) - to offer his take on why "artists connected to Baltimore consistently push the envelope" in the October issue of BALTIMORE MAGAZINE. Pick up your copy now wherever BALTIMORE MAGAZINE is sold, or read John Lewis' complete article here.

In related news, SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! is accepting submissions of your Mobtown-related stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for the forthcoming SMILE, HON No. 12 through Saturday, October 31, 2009. Creative non-fiction is preferred, though all submissions will be considered. Articles (100 – 2,000 words) are preferably received via e-mail ( as attached Word documents. Image files should be approximately 5” x 7”, 300+ dpi (.JPG or .TIF format). All contributors will receive a byline/artist credit for their work as well as two (2) complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears.

From the harbor to the hills, SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! collects the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet’s fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot – SMILE, HON offers a slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, presented with the time-honored DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine.

An Eight-Stone Press production, SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! is available locally for purchase at Atomic Books (Hampden); Cyclops Books & Music (Station North); and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse (Mt. Vernon). For more information, contact:

William P. Tandy, Editor
Eight-Stone Press
P.O. Box 11064
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Twitter: EightStonePress


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