Publications

Fire Pit Series

firepit1tnFire Pit #1 
64 pages
$4 (+$1.25 s/h)
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Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! Series

hon18tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #18
56 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
September 2015
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hon17_master.inddSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #17
64 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
April 2014
From Casablanca to Central Booking, nothing ever really ends in the brand-new Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! In this issue, Bill Hughes chases the ’58 Colts into history; and Margo Christie strips down to the Block of yore, plus a whole lot more.
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honworktnOccupational Hazards
68 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
September 2013
From Desert Storm to dope deals gone bad, contributors share their hard-won wisdom of the working world. Lisa Wiseman has it her way with her former fast food career; one-time Tupperware® salesman Don Clark Jr. unseals the gender barrier; Fernando Quijano III tries his hand at drug-dealing, plus a whole lot more.
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hon16tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #16
60 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
April 2013
In this 60-page issue, Cecilia M. Strakna lets her roots show; Keith A. Berry scopes out society’s next fix; and D.R. Belz plots his upcoming Pulitzer, plus a whole lot more.
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alleywaystnAlleyways
60 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
August 2012
If main-street facades embody the stuffy front parlors of urban existence, then alleyways are certainly its living quarters, a place where collars are opened, tongues are relaxed, and business gets done.
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hon15tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #15
72 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
February 2012
Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! gets wet, dirty, naked, hungry, hurt, outraged, arrested and more. In this issue, OtherDrawlings praises gravy, Lisa Singer kicks the can, Timmy Reed pulls teeth, Dean Bartoli Smith takes out the trash, Geoffrey Welchman stops a cop, and Joe Higler goes to jail, plus a whole lot more.
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hon14tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #14
68 pages
$4.00 (+$1.25 s/h)
September 2011
In this expanded, 68-page issue, Rahne Alexander leads “a horticulture;” Fernando Quijano III prays in the temple of the moon; Lisa Wiseman takes it off; and Dan Reed recalls his first murder, plus a whole lot more.
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hon-hontnHON: Past, Present, & Future
56 pages
$3 (+$1 s/h)
From “birthright” to “state of being,” many Baltimoreans hold “hon” sacred, something as intrinsic to the city’s character as the Orioles, painted screens and Old Bay. This special edition of the award-winning zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! explores the various interpretations and implications of this simple term of endearment in a city struggling to reconcile its industrial past with an uncertain future.
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hon13tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! Lucky #13
60 pages
$3
In this issue, BILL HUGHES takes the plunge into Baltimore harbor; STACEY A. PETERSON wonders if she made the right move in coming here; and JOE HIGLER comes face-to-face with the sniper himself, John Allen Muhammad, plus a whole lot more.
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honwastetnWaste
68 pages
$4
Number Two in Aisle Four. The World’s Largest Trash Can. Beautiful old buildings going to rot. And poop. Lots of poop. Here, more than two dozen area contributors weigh in on Waste – the latest theme issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press.
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honsextnSmile, Hon, You’re in Flagrante!
80 pages
$5
Bondage, embarrassment and accident-induced impotence are but a handful of the sexual situations that arise in Smile, Hon, You’re in Flagrante! In this issue, JENNA STROKER gives the neighbors a show; RAFAEL ALVAREZ checks into Room 829; ANAL ROBERTS gets Hammerjacked; MISSY KATZ gives foot; and LOLITA HONEYBUSH enjoys a mid-coitus siesta, plus a whole lot more.
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hon12tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #12 
60 pages
$3
Old bones and family secrets are but a few items unearthed in Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 12. In this issue, Siobhan Fitzpatrick fears only what lurks in the “urban terrarium” parked out front; Jeannie Hegarty clears her calendar for a drug bust next door; Ben Shaberman fancies himself a 2A contender; fate deals Rahne Alexander a flush; and Lisa Singer decides Baltimore is as far south as she’s willing to work, plus a whole lot more.
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hon11tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #11 
60 pages
$3
In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER’s anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the sociopolitical ramifications of sex-toy selection, plus a whole lot more.
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intersectionstnIntersections
56 pages
$3
Take a freewheeling ride through Charm City in the transit-themed Intersections. In this issue, Rosalia Scalia hunts Ducks in Little Italy; Ben A. Shaberman runs for his life; Joe Higler eludes certain death at the bus stop; J. Gavin Heck goes to Hell; and China Martens looks for the light at the end of the tunnel, plus a whole lot more.
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hon10tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #10
60 pages
$3
Rented firearms, bocce balls and stolen meat are but a few of the chunks that bob to the surface of Charm City’s stew. In this issue, Siobhan Fitzpatrick chases rats (as well as anything else that might be lurking in the cracks of Pigtown); J. Gavin Heck talks a friend down from the proverbial ledge; Jen Michalski wonders just who this “Chicken Bones” might be; Thomas Paul screens a revival of long-gone movie houses and Lisa D. Singer aims for center mass, plus a whole lot more.
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skindeeptnSkin Deep
60 pages (color centerfold)
$3
Eight-Stone Press gets under the skin of two dozen area contributors with SKIN DEEP, profiling their tattoos and the stories behind them. The staff of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum helps round out the issue, offering their own behind-the-needle perspectives.
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hon9tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #9
48 pages
$3
In this issue, Sommer Marsden looks at love and loss on Harford Road through neon-colored glasses, Benn Ray (The Mobtown Shank) puts another dime in “Rose’s Juke Box”, Davida Gypsy Breier laments the demise of the North Point Flea Market and ESP Editor William P. Tandy talks with Jennifer Bodine, daughter of iconic Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine and proprietor of http://www.AAubreyBodine.com.
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criminallyyourstnCriminally Yours
48 pages
$3
Eight-Stone Press (ESP) teams with Baltimore’s free weekly e-zine, THE MOBTOWN SHANK, to bring you CRIMINALLY YOURS, featuring the “best” crime-related encounters from 29 area contributors, guilty and otherwise…
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honscarstnShow Me Yours, Show You Mine
48 pages
$3
In SHOW ME YOURS SHOW YOU MINE – the third special theme issue in the increasingly popular SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN BALTIMORE! series from Eight-Stone Press (ESP) – 16 area writers, photographers and other artists share the experiences that have left them forever scarred in body and mind.
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Project1.qxdSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #8
48 pages
$3
Towson attorney Harris “Bud” George sicks “The Flea” on unsuspecting adulterers, Hungover Gourmet Dan Taylor struggles to hold his own lunch down at Phillips Seafood Crabcake Eating Championship, and ESP Editor William P. Tandy interviews local filmmakers Ryan and Tracey Graham in the wake of their feature-length debut, Livelihood, plus a whole lot more.
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ratscovertnInfestation!
48 pages
$3
A sometimes unsavory collection of tales of Charm City’s unsung vermin. For Infestation! – the second-ever “theme” issue of ESP’s increasingly popular Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! series – ESP Editor William P. Tandy compiled the stories, poetry, photography and other artwork of 18 regional contributors, each inspired by their own encounters with Rattus norvegicus.
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hon7.5ghosttnGiving Up the Ghost
36 pages
$2
Don’t miss Giving Up the Ghost, a special collection of otherwordly encounters from Baltimore and (the great) beyond.
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hon7tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #7 
56 pages
$3
Poet Ryan McElroy (Charm City Art Space) puts his back to the pavement, Amy Lynwander (Fell’s Point Ghost Tours) finds that not all snakes live in the grass, Benn Ray (Atomic Books) questions Republican hunger for junkie-meat, George Martsoukos (Baltimore Gamers Alliance) insists that he can quit any time he wants to and Plan 9 from Outer Space star Conrad Brooks continues to make movies any way he can, plus a whole lot more.
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hon6tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #6 
56 pages
$3
Tracy Pickle throws rocks down a duckpin alley near you, Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet) wants you to want Cheap Trick (and the Orioles) for all the right reasons, Michel E. Schuster haunts the Enchanted Forest, Susan Beverly visits D.C. in verse (as only a native Baltimorean can), and Benn Ray (Atomic Books) wonders if it’s all worth the wait in line, plus a whole lot more.
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hon5tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #5 
56 pages
$3
In this fifth installment of the zine Baltimore City Paper named “Best of Baltimore, 2004,” Benn Ray (Atomic Books) takes issue with a would-be assailant, Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet) squints at area drive-ins by the dashboard light, and Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt) follows the Paddy’s Day Parade to the end of the rainbow, plus a whole lot more.
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hon4tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #4
56 pages
$3
Follow Charm City from monumental heights to its deep-fried depths, get the dish on local eateries, wax poetic on the merits of the pre-work toke, and just see if Homicide’s chalk outlines really come out in this fourth issue. Contributors include Benn Ray (Atomic Books), Dan Taylor (The Hungover Gourmet), Blair Ewing (And to the Republic) and Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt)
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hon3tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #3 
56 pages
$3
Indie booksellers, ex-Coast Guards and vodka-consoled English teachers help round out the cast of contributors for the zine The Johns Hopkins News-Letter calls “the literary equivalent of the Sizzler All-U-Can-Eat buffet . . .”
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hon2tnSmile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #2 
52 pages
$3
“Man been in prison 20, 30 years, come back to downtown Baltimore – he’d be los’.” Spend enough time in this town and you’ll never use hotel ice again.
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hon2Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #1 
60 pages
$3
The one that started it all. A look at life, liquor, and libidinous siblings in Charm City.
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Other Eight-Stone Press Publications

siamesetwinstnDo the Siamese Twins Make Love? 
32 pages
$2
Does Moses sweat bullets? Can the VP’s heart withstand a room full of red meat? How far will you go? There’s no any more, anymore – a toast to the twilight of the Holy Empire.
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tnsolitudePracticing for Solitude 
40 pages
$2
Johnny Depp stole my friends, Joey Ramone is dead, and it is only a matter of time before Ray Brent Marsh gets his hands on Congress. How to order

 

snakestnChasing Snakes in Charm City 
28 pages
$2
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Baltimore is slithering, and the patron saint of extermination won’t rest until the city turns green.
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star38tnStar Thirty-eight
40 pages
$2
The boss disappears. The dead find new purpose. A case of stolen identity raises the question, “Who’s in charge here, anyway?” The solution: write a way out…
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horsetnA Horse Will Eat Itself to Death
16 pages
$1
The outsider’s all-you-can-drink recollections of Baltimore society at its “best.”
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gatheredtnWe Are Gathered Here Today 
32 pages
$1 ($2 for Limited Edition Cover)
The matrimonial union of man, woman, and all the liquor you can drink.
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excepttnExcept in Dreams 
$1
Collected fragments reflecting why “you’re never really free.”
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haircutstnHaircuts Abroad 
24 pages
$1
The nation that brought the world the Magna Carta, the Sex Pistols, and a wealth of disease provides the setting and inspiration for this Eight-Stone cornerstone.
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