Sunday, October 28, 2012

Eat Hearty and SMILE, HON!

THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA. Theodore Gericault, 1819.
October 28, 2012
For Immediate Release

BALTIMORE, Md. – Facing meteorological Armageddon? Between stockpiling Charmin and planning which neighbors to eat first, leave your mark for future civilizations by submitting your Mobtown-related/inspired stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork to long-running lit zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!.

Creative non-fiction is preferred, though all submissions will be considered.  Articles (100 – 2,000 words) should be submitted via e-mail ( as attached Word documents.  Image files should be high-resolution, approximately 5” x 7”, 300+ dpi (.JPG or .TIF format).  All contributors will received a byline/artist credit for their work as well as two (2) complimentary copies of the issue when published.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 30, 2012.

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).  Special theme issues have tackled such subjects as alleyways, sex, rats, and tattoos.

An Eight-Stone Press production, Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! is available for purchase at Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD); City Lights Books (San Francisco, CA); Cyclops Books & Music (Baltimore, MD); Microcosm Distribution; Quimby’s (Chicago, IL); Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, MD); and Ukazoo Books (Towson, MD).  For more information, contact:

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