Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SMILE, HON punches the clock!

Photo by A. Aubrey Bodine. Copyright Jennifer B. Bodine.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Now, through August 15, 2013, literary byway Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! is accepting stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork that creatively interpret the theme of “work” for an upcoming special issue.

Creative non-fiction is preferred, though all submissions will be considered.  Text (100 – 2,000 words) should be submitted via e-mail (wpt@eightstonepress.com) as attached Word (or text) 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.

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. 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). Other special theme issues have tackled such subjects as sex, rats, tattoos and waste.

An Eight-Stone Press production, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! is available locally for purchase at 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).

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


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