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Sheepshead Review publishes both a Spring and Fall issue each featuring both written and visual arts.

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Comic Book Adaptations: My Thoughts P...

As a huge fan of anything and everything superhero and comic book hero related, I thought that I would touch on the several recent television adaptations and what I think of them regarding the plot and characters. Now I’m not too familiar with a couple of these so I’ll do my best, but remember this […]

We are Making Our Way Through Submiss...

Hi everyone! Welcome to the lovely month of March filled with (hopefully) warmer weather and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I mean, have you had a Shamrock Shake yet? I haven’t but I’m planning on it. I just wanted to update everyone that we are pounding our way through our submissions and we have found a […]

Not Always a High Note

When writing, you attempt to come up with a great attention getter that will eventually lead to a epic climax in your story but usually these stories are disconnected from you, they are not nonfiction. Not all writing is fake, in fact it can be the only truth we read. Memoirs, although they can be […]

Need a Reading Suggestion?

So many books to read, so little time. I’m about to suggest one to you that is definitely worth the time; an extremely fascinating (and true) story about courage, love, and oh yeah, bombing Nazis. Whose interest isn’t even slightly peaked when they hear a phrase like that? The book is titled Night Witches: The […]

Our Deadline Has Been Extended!

Our new deadline is February 22nd!  Please send us your Visual Arts, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Rising Phoenix is always in need of submissions, so UWGB students please send us Flash Prose, Novel 1st Chapter, Visual Arts, and Poetry. We really encourage our UWGB writers to send more Flash Prose for the Rising Phoenix Contest. as submissions are lacking. Flash […]

Rising Phoenix Now: 2012-14

We have finally reached the most recent issues with the Rising Phoenix Contest. These issues also mark a change in what what put on the cover. As said in the previous post, we decided to not put the Visual Arts winner on the cover, instead we allowed our Layout Editors to have creative control. What […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Once again the most hated or the most loved day has arrived. For those who are stuck hours and miles away from their loved one, this day can drag on. So in order to make those passing minutes fly by and satisfy feelings of an absence, here are a couple of books that may help. […]

We’re on YouTube!

Thanks to our awesome Social Media Editor Katelyn Staaben we, Sheepshead Review, now have a YouTube channel which you can access here. Have a great day, The Shepherd

Our Deadline is Approaching Fast!

Don’t forget to send in your piece(s) for the Spring 2015 issue of Sheepshead Review! The deadline is February 15, 2015 You can submit here and find out more information here as well. Wishing all of you luck, The Shepherd

Rising Phoenix Contest: 2009-2011

These three issues mark the three final times the Visual Arts winner’s piece was put on the cover of Sheepshead Review. (The 2010 cover doesn’t show whole photo) The judge for the 2009 Visual Arts category, Joe Heller, said “The use of wood (organic) as juxtaposed to the metallic/plastic square adds to the movement from a […]