Since the journal is a reflection of UW-Green Bay, all students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to participate, though only UW-Green Bay students are eligible to win the Rising Phoenix contest.
Sheepshead Review is both a student organization and an English course for credit. Interested students may become involved in the student organization by attending any one of the bi-weekly general meetings held on campus. Another option is to enroll in the Practicum in Literary Publishing course offered in the fall and spring semesters. This course is taught by Dr. Rebecca Meacham and is dedicated to the production of the magazine, from selecting submissions and designing layout to editing the finished product. Projects can include soliciting manuscripts, researching the literary market, interviewing artists, grant writing, writing contributions, fund-raising, web editing, and journal research. The course numbers are ENG 224 and ENG 324.