by William P. Tandy (Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!, 12/14/2010)
Prompted by the recent public furor over a Hampden restaurant-owner’s trademarking of the word “hon”, award-winning local literary zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! announces a call for submissions of stories, essays, poetry, photography and related artwork for an upcoming issue focusing on the term’s roots, its celebration and exploitation, and its past, present and future roles in Baltimore’s identity.
“Given the anger and pure, raw emotion floating around out there, it’s clear that there is much more at play here than a simple three-letter term of endearment,” says Smile, Hon Editor William P. Tandy. “That said, what a wonderful thing it would be if we could put this well-nigh unprecedented outrage and energy to positive use – for the city, for ourselves, for each other.”
Continue reading at Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!.
(Current and previous issues of “Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!” are available at Atomic Books.)