Welcome to the online home of the Sheepshead Review, UW-Green Bay’s Journal of Literature and Art! We’re currently open for submissions! The deadline for all genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts) are due October 6th.
Are you a high school student? Do you want to know what we’re looking for in submissions, or how to submit? Do you want to get your work published and seen by the huge audience of Sheepshead Review fans? Check out the inaugural video of our youtube channel talking about how you can get published!
Sheepshead Review first went to print in 1975 under the name Sheepshead Revue, a cheeky reference to the popular Wisconsin card game (trivia note: Sheepshead originated in Germany, as Schafkopf). It features creative writing and visual art from students at UW-Green Bay, and stayed in print off and on for the next 24 years, pausing in 1999 for a four-year sabatical.
In 2003, a small band of students and faculty came together and plotted, conspired, and collaborated to revive the journal for a re-launch in Spring 2003. Ever since, UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and even creatives outside campus have contributed to help us publish a journal every spring and fall semester.
Sheepshead Review went full-color in 2007 to give our visual arts contributors the image quality their work deserves (and also to give our graphics team a bigger design playground). While each of our issues takes on a new form, each champion the same spirit of creativity that inspired its first publication.
Each spring, Sheepshead features UW-Green Bay students in its “Rising Phoenix” contest. Student work from each of the categories (prose, poetry, visual arts) is examined and judged to be highlighted in the spring semester issue. Our judges are selected from outside of the university and are sometimes considered artistic or literary “celebrity” judges. With the Rising Phoenix contest, we can recognize our talented students for their work!