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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 this 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.
In related news, visit the CityLit Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in downtown Baltimore. Stop by the Eight-Stone Press table in the Literary Marketplace for copies of Smile, Hon, t-shirts and more. Smile, Hon Editor William P. Tandy will also join Neal Shaffer and Christopher Casamassima for a panel discussion, moderated by The Urbanite's Marianne Amoss, on "DIY Comics, Zines and Chapbooks" beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the library’s Fine Arts Department.
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); City Lights Books (San Francisco, CA); Cyclops Books & Music (Baltimore, MD); Microcosm Publishing (Bloomington, IN, and Portland, OR); Quimby's (Chicago, IL); Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, MD) and Ukazoo Books (Towson, MD). For more information, contact:
William P. Tandy, Editor
P.O. Box 11064
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Smile, Hon contributor’s work featured in new book
No Voice Unheard, a non-profit, independent publisher dedicated to providing animals a unique voice through beautiful, creative and cutting-edge books, announces the May 1 release of Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs. This collection of stories and full-color photographs by rescuers, caregivers and animal lovers (including many by regular Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! contributor Davida Gypsy Breier) gives readers a glimpse of these animals you may not have thought possible; from Justice, the steer who broke out of a truck on the way to the slaughterhouse who is now the self-appointed "greeter" at his sanctuary to Gilly, a small white hen rescued from a factory egg farm who found quiet happiness in a loving home, each animal offers a compelling, captivating story. Pre-order your copy of Ninety-Five here.
Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Support Dr. Stanley Walker of the Oncology Center of Central Baltimore in his bid for the title of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year at the "It’s All Baltimore" Benefit Dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Miss Shirley’s Café, 513 West Cold Spring Lane, in Baltimore’s Roland Park neighborhood. Celebrity guests include Cam Cameron and Matt Stover. Your $100 donation/person includes full-course dinner and wine, with 100 percent of all donations directly benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For tickets, call (410) 662-6222.
You can also help support Dr. Walker in his bid for the title of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year at the Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Pazza Luna, 1401 E. Clement Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Further details forthcoming.
Dr. Walker’s "Never Give Up" video (which includes a link to his fundraising page at the bottom) is now available on YouTube.
The titles of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year will be awarded at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3800 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. WJZ-TV’s Don Scott will act as Guest Master of Ceremonies, and the evening will include a silent auction, a live auction with Jonathan Melnick and dancing to the sounds of Kaos. Your $200/person (or $1,800/table of 10) donation includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, dessert and a free open bar all evening. Corporate partnership and program book advertisement are available, as will a complimentary shuttle service from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute parking lot, located at 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. For more information, call (410) 662-6222.
Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Enjoy a night out while help raise money to support blood cancer research from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Gin Mill (upstairs bar), 2300 Boston Street, in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood. Ten percent of all food and drink sales will directly benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The evening will also include a 50/50 and raffle prizes that include Ravens tickets; Orioles vs. Red Sox tickets; Hopkins vs. Towson tickets; Blast-signed ball, pennant and championship t-shirt; one-of-a-kind Ray Lewis photo by Ravens photographer Shawn Hubbard; REI Women’s Taku jacket; wine baskets; spa wellness packages; fitness packages; a diamond necklace and more. Five-dollar suggested donation at door.