Sunday, July 27, 2014

SMILE, HON Seeks Submissions for Next Issue

BALTIMORE, Md. – Submit your Mobtown-related/inspired stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for the next issue of Long-running lit zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! seeks your Mobtown-related/inspired stories, essays, poetry, photography, and other artwork for its next issue (No. 18). Creative non-fiction is preferred, though all submissions will be considered.

Submit articles (100 – 2,000 words) 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 receive a byline/artist credit for their work as well as two (2) complimentary copies of the issue when published.  The deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 1, 2014.

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 Reader Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed “Best Zine” by Baltimore Magazine (2013, 2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).  Special theme issues have tackled such subjects as workalleywayssex, 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