BALTIMORE – Eight-Stone Press (ESP) – publisher of the award-winning SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! series – is accepting submissions of Mobtown-related stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for the forthcoming SMILE, HON No. 11 through Thursday, April 30, 2009.
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.
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.
In March 2009, ESP published the transit-themed INTERSECTIONS, the latest in a series of SMILE, HON special issues that have addressed topics such as rats, tattoos, crime and scars. UTNE READER called INTERSECTIONS “a really fun read”: http://www.utne.com/Media/Shelf-Life-Prop-8-Bartering-and-Baltimore.aspx. SMILE, HON has also been named the city’s “Best Zine” by both BALTIMORE CITY PAPER (2004) and BALTIMORE MAGAZINE (2008).
An Eight-Stone Press production, SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! is available locally for purchase at Atomic Books (Hampden); Baltimore Chop Books, Music & Coffee House (Ridgley’s Delight) 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:
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