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BALTIMOREEight-Stone Press – publisher of the award-winning SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! series – is seeking your transit-themed stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for an upcoming special focus issue of SMILE, HON.

Potential topics/perspectives of interest include, but are not limited to: mass transit (including bus, MARC, light rail, subway, air travel, etc.); automobile (including commuting, taxis, etc.); bicycle (including city, rural, etc.); and pedestrian ventures. Articles (100 - 2,000 words) are preferably received via e-mail (wpt@eightstonepress.com) as attached Word documents. Image files should be at least 5” x 7”, 300+ dpi (.TIF, .JPG, or .PDF format). All contributors will receive a byline/artistic credit for their work as well as two (2) complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2008.

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.

“[E]xcellent….SMILE, HON zines can lead to cringing or contemplation…”

“[I]ndispensible reading for anyone who appreciates and loves the city, warts and all.”

“[Chock] full of good stories by people who know how to write.”

“[S]urprisingly fascinating, consistently absurd, and often weird as hell…Baltimore at its bizarre best.”

“I love this magazine. It is so weirdly Baltimore…certainly catch[es] the flavor of the place.”
(daughter of legendary BALTIMORE SUN photographer A. Aubrey Bodine and founder of AAubreyBodine.com)

“Best Zine” (2008)

A 2007 UTNE Independent Press Award Nominee

“Best Zine” (2004)

SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! is an Eight-Stone Press production, available locally for purchase at Atomic Books (Hampden); Baltimore Chop Books, Music & Coffee House (Ridgley’s Delight); Harbor News (Harbor East) and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse (Mt. Vernon). SMILE, HON is also shelved for loan as part of the Baltimore County Public Library’s Zine Collection (Cockeysville Branch). For more information, contact:

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

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Comment by Jme Hash on November 19, 2008 at 10:18pm
Hmmmm...I may have a couple of stories to decide on.


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