A Brief History

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 UWGB, 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, UWGB students, faculty, and even creatives outside campus have contributed, helping us publish a journal every spring and fall semester.

We 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 inspiried its first publication. Believe in the Sheep.

Rising Phoenix

Each spring, Sheepshead features UW-Green Bay students in the “Rising Phoenix” contest. More specific, themed work from each of the categories (prose, poetry, visual arts) are examined and judged to be highlighted in the spring semester issue. Our judges are selected from outside of the university and can sometimes be considered an artistic or literary "celebrity" judge. This is a great way for UW-Green Bay students to be recognized for their work!

Meet Our Staff


Dr. Rebecca Meacham


Sara Ladwig

Managing Editor

Rebecca Bee

Layout Editor

Heather Schroeder

Rising Phoenix Contest Coordinator

Kelsey Langlitz

Publicity Director

Kelsey Langlitz

Social Media Editor

Courtney Bultman

Web Editor

Jonathan Nuncio-MacDonald

Blog Editor

Alicia LeBoeuf

Chief Copyeditor

Anita Benzshawel

Assistant Copyeditors

Kristen Schroeder Gabrielle Kieson Keshena Hanson

Poetry Editor

Vanessa Wegher

Nonfiction Editor

Teyha Miller

Fiction Editor

Jordan Safranski

Visual Arts Editor

Autumn Bohn

Boring Legal Jargon

Sheepshead Review (SHR) retains the right to use any work published in Sheepshead Review on our website, and on any online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or similar networking presence). In addition, SHR may use the work in any compilation that SHR may choose to republish. The work may also be used in SHR sponsored readings, commercials on campus radio and television, in campus newspapers, and in advertising for SHR, and for other purposes that SHR deems necessary.

Other than as stated in the preceding paragraph, the author of the work retains the right to publish their work as they choose.