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We do not want your cat poetry

We publish bi-annually. Which means you have two chances every year to get your best works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, or visual arts published in the hottest literary mag in town. Here's some guidelines to help you out:


We're looking for a honed edge. Fresh and lucid content with palpable imagery that tantalizes all the senses really gets them going. Any form is accepted, from free-verse to concrete to formal. Be original. Be bold. Take risks. Be human. (And, for Sheeps' sake, have a good title!)

Note: Poetry about cake or cookies is only accepted if accompanied by samples.


We're like your fluffy german shepherd. We'll eat up anything. Short-memoirs, opinion pieces, narrative stories, interviews, profiles, subject pieces, eulogies, historical non-fiction narratives, journals... we've even published ironic recipes. Back to the dog-food thing: the thicker, tastier, or smellier, the better. We don't want your life story, we want that one epiphanal moment that changed you.


We go in for originality almost as much as the poetry folks. Keep it succinct, keep it human. Short doesn't denote shallow, neither does long sophisticated. Hemingway could roil a stomach in six words.

Visual Arts

We unanimously request: "Please don't send us an ear." (Also, all mediums are welcome.)

A boring note from the visual art staff: Images should be 300dpi and at least 5x7". SHR does not offer post-processing services. Any submissions not visually presented well will likely be rejected. If you need technical assistance, ask us first and we'll do our best to help.

Things to note

Because we are a student-run publication, our reading periods are September to December and January to April. Stay connected (see those social media links up top there?) or check our our blog to keep up on our submission schedule.

PLEASE for Sheep's sake, remove your name from your submission.

If you're a current student of UWGB, please submit to the student categories.

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