Posts in category Getting Published

AWP Conference 2015

Imagine a place filled with like-minded individuals, all in love with literature and writing, surrounded by a football field-sized fair with books, publishers, journals and more books. This is exactly what I experienced during my time at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. last week. Why does AWP matter, […]

Packers Contest: Official Details

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Sheepshead Review Fanfiction Contest:...

We have decided to extend our deadline to December 14, 2014 for submissions for the Sheepshead Review Fanfiction Packers Contest. Below is our poster (please disregard the deadline listed on it) with information for where to send your stories.

Interview with Luke Konkol

Our Fall 2014 issue will be coming out soon filled to the brim with intriguing and entertaining pieces. One of the published writers is our very own Luke Konkol and he was lucky enough to have two pieces accepted! I’m fortunate enough to have a couple classes with the guy and wanted you to learn […]

A Review of ‘Genius’

Poetry has never been my forte. I’ve written a few poems over the years but none notable enough to be published in anything grander than my high school conference literary magazine. I’m a creative writing major, so you would think I could crack a poem out just like that, but that’s impossible even for a […]

Let The Bugle Blow for Bo! Sheepshead...

Dust off your typing fingers and let the words fly, Sheepshead Review is now reading submissions for the new issue! The reading period for Fall 2014 takes place between August 1st and late-October/early-November, so now is the perfect time to get an edge on your competition and be one of the first few to get […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Staff: Fiction

So you submitted a flash fiction piece in January and haven’t heard back about it yet. Who are the people taking so long to accept your masterpiece? For the first time ever we’re showing you their faces. Introducing the Spring 2014 Fiction Staff! With thousands of pages to read before the issue goes to print, […]

Understanding The Submission Process

Greetings from within the stony Sheepshead Review lair. One of our favorite things to do as a staff is explore all of the different personalities we find in our stack of submissions. We make charts and brownies, and then we wrestle each other to the ground (metaphorically), all in debate over which submissions we will […]

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