Posts by marepk12

Ignition in 3 … 2 … 1 ...

Hey all. It’s the first week of classes and the Sheepshead crew is coalescing and rebuilding our organization for the coming year. Regular updates should resume soon. Thanks for hanging in there, The Shepherd  

Cliché: What, Why Not, and How

You know what cliché is, right? It’s a turn of phrase repeated so many times it pulls the curious trick of having less meaning than the simple descriptor it replaced.  On a more inclusive note, cliché can be be found in any abused writerly tool.  The constant, unrelenting exposure dulls their cutting edges against the […]

Launch Recap

We know, we know; the Sheepshead Review launch party is the biggest event of the year, and you missed it. Or maybe you didn’t, but you’re already missing those galaxy cupcakes and the sweet sound of poetry crooned to you by Sheepshead staff and authors over a microphone.   If that’s the case, we’ve got […]

Summer Farewells

We are quite sad it has to be this way.  But the summer is upon us, and as always, the Sheepshead Review office is closing its doors for the break. What does this mean, you might ask? Well, we’ve locked submissions to reduce the average wait time for applicants.  All categories will be temporarily closed […]

Submission Touch Ups

So, you submitted to a couple lit mags and didn’t get in.  Your friends are telling you it’s almost there, but it needs a couple revisions; or you just aren’t sure your piece is quite up to snuff.  It happens.  The piece doesn’t necessarily have anything fundamentally wrong with it.  Here’s a final touch up […]

On A Softer World

A Softer World is poetry bracketed by triptych image and strips of text that look like they were razored out of old books and typewriter reams. It is also bracketed by thick black lines. In fact, by standard definitions, it’s a comic: three panels, images, and captions. But the contents within this form consist of […]

Meet The Staff: Web

Hi, we’re “The Shepherd.” You know that that odd little button on the website between our “About” and “Contact Us” pages? That’s where we live. Or maybe you found us through the tireless efforts of our Social Media Editor, Paul Malcore. This is all a little meta really. However, we aren’t the only ones pulling […]

Welcome to the Shadow Unit

Shadow Unit is described as “A mystery/suspense show, a cop show, [and] a profiler show–but with a science-fictional problem at its heart,” or alternatively “fan fiction for … a show that no one had ever seen.”1 The series is a brainchild of science fiction and fantasy author Emma Bull, a project that quickly grew to […]

A New Venture

Do you find yourself drawn to gazing skyward, grimly pondering the tarry night heavens as your woolly charges mill around you?  So do we. But mostly we want to introduce our new blog, “The Shepherd”.   What is The Shepherd you might ask? The Shepherd is a blog dedicated to the readers and fans of […]