Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SMILE, HON Goes to Waste!

BALTIMORE, Md. – From the bathroom to the boardroom, local literary zine Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! seeks your waste-related stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for an upcoming special "theme" issue!

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to, biological, fiscal or environmental waste, waste-handling or wasted potential. 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. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 15, 2010.

This latest call for submissions from Baltimore-based imprint Eight-Stone Press (ESP) comes hot on the heels of the February 2010 release of Smile, Hon, You're in Flagrante!, an adults-only collection of sex-centered writing, poetry, photography and other artwork. Other previous theme issues of Smile, Hon have tackled such topics as rats, scars, crime, tattoos, transit and the supernatural.

From the harbor to the hills, the award-winning 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. 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).

An Eight-Stone Press production, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! is distributed by Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD); Cyclops Books & Music (Baltimore, MD); Microcosm Publishing (Bloomington, IN, and Portland, OR); Quimby's (Chicago, IL) and Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, MD). For more information, contact:

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


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