Three times a year, Eight-Stone Press publishes the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!, a submission-based literary zine dedicated to collecting 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. A two-time Utne Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).
SMILE, HON Editor on Tonight's INDIEBOOKMAN Radio Show
Here is the blurb on tonight's IndieBookMan Radio Show:
"This week, we sit down with William P. Tandy, Owner of Baltimore's Eight Stone Press, and publisher of the loosely Baltimore-based zine, Smile Hon, You're In Baltimore, a regular publication that highlights Baltimore, Baltimore writers and Baltimore themes. Smile Hon has been noted in Utne Reader several times, has been designated "Best Zine in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine, has gotten bumps from Baltimore City Paper, The Urbanite and The Baltimore Sun's "Read Street" blog. It even elicited then Baltimore City Mayor (now Governor) Martin O'Malley to write to Tandy at one point to say, "Your books have caused a bit of a stir in my office . . . "
Tandy is also at the center of a peculiar writers movement in Baltimore - organizing readings and open mics around town, and seems to draw those writers who most thouroghly personify the things we love most about Baltimore - the character, charm, kitch and quirk that is our city... these are the writers that coalesce around William P. Tandy and Smile Hon. Thank God.