Welcome to Nine Mile Magazine

Our mission is to publish the best writing and artwork from across the country, with a special focus on Central New York.  We publish twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.  Our name is from Nine Mile Creek, a 25-mile long waterway formed by glaciers in our area 14,000 years ago.  Like our namesake creek, Nine Mile is varied and surprising, with different writings and arts coming together to form a cohesive whole.

The magazine is one part of our effort.  We also produce a Talk About Poetry Blog and podcasts on iTunes or at Soundcloud, where several working poets discuss poems and poets that interest, engage, or annoy us.  We also publish a book series, with books available at Small Press Distribution, and on Amazon.  Our catalogue is here.


For poetry: submit 4 – 6 poems in word or text formats. For artwork submit 3-5 small jpg files. We try to respond within two weeks. If you don’t hear from us by then, recontact.  Your submission has gone awry.  Submissions should be done via email to:

Also, please look at our format before you submit.  Note that we include artist’s bios, pictures, and aesthetic statements.  We believe this helps the reader encountering your work for the first time.  Note that we do not accept essays, reviews, video / motion based art, or Q&A’s without invitation.

  • Fall 2016 Issue

    Fall 2016 Issue

  • Nine Mile Spring 2016 Issue

    Spring 2016 Issue

  • Fall 2015 Issue

    Fall 2015 Issue

  • Spring 2015 Issue

    Spring 2015 Issue

Current Issue – Spring 2017
Browse the current issue. The cover artwork is by the incredible Thomasina DeMaio. The issue includes great new work by Sam Hamill, Cyrus Cassells, Sam Pereira, an extraordinary section of new poets edited by Andrea Scarpino, and many more.

The Editors

Bob Herz

Editor/Founder of Nine Mile is Bob Herz, an MFA graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, author of two books of poetry, former editor of Seneca Review and the Hobart & William Smith College Press, and various business and general newspapers. He worked for some years for the State Legislature, where he authored the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law, the Elderlaw, and many others. He is married and lives in LaFayette, NY.

Stephen Kuusisto

Co-editor/publisher is Stephen Kuusisto, author of the memoirs Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”) and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light, and Letters to Borges. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Iowa, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Syracuse University where he holds a professorship in the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies. He is a frequent speaker on disability and diversity issues around the US and abroad.

Whitney Daniels

Editor emeritus is Whitney Daniels, a BFA graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Communications Design and owner of WRKDesigns, a full service surface pattern and graphic design studio in Syracuse, NY. She is a member of the Junior League of Syracuse, Near Westside Initiative Business Association, Syracuse First, and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority. Her designs and handmade products have been featured in The Post-Standard, Syracuse Woman Magazine, Syracuse New Times, and Salt City Magazine. Her eco-friendly handmade products (jewelry, accessories, and home decor items), are available on her Etsy Shop as well as various craft fairs throughout the year. Ms. Daniels is responsible for the look and feel of the magazine, and its blog.

Thank You

Thank you to the Central New York Community Foundation, which has generously provided a grant to aid in the publication of Nine Mile Magazine and of our Nine Mile book series.

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