Since we are a student-run publication, our reading periods typically run from early September to mid-October and from late January to late February. 

We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual arts pieces.

In addition, we are accepting interactive pieces! Platforms include Twine, YouTube, Google maps, and more. If your interactive piece is selected for publication, we will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Terms and conditions can be found on our website (http://sheepsheadreview.com/) under the submit tab.

Specific Genre Guidelines are listed below.

Fiction/Nonfiction: Please limit works to 3000 words or less and include the final word count in the header.

Poetry: For submissions containing multiple pieces, we ask that that submission title be formatted as follows: "Poem 1 Title; Poem 2 Title; Poem 3 Title". Each submission should also be submitted as separate documents, instead of several submissions in one document.

Visual Arts: Please make sure that the resolution for all submissions is at least 300dpi. Each submission should also be submitted as a separate document, instead of several submissions in one document.

Students/Alumni of UW-Green Bay: To help us keep our “blind” submission review process fair, please remove your name from your submission.  If you are a current student please make sure you use your UWGB e-mail.

High School Students: Please include the name of your high school or if you are homeschooled in the cover letter section of your submission.

Thank you for your interest in Sheepshead Review!

Sheepshead Review is looking for submissions for our Fall 2022 issue! 

Interactive pieces will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Digital Media Guidelines

Digital media staff is searching for the creative and expressive non-traditional outlets that appeals to a broad demographic and tells a story beyond the page.

  • Maximum of three (4) submissions
  • Videos no longer than 10 minutes
  • Recordings no longer than 5 minutes
  • Game Play Time no longer than 20 minutes

Please remove your name from your piece. If you are a current student, please use your UWGB e-mail. If you are a high school student, please include the name of your high school in the cover letter section.

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Sheepshead Review is looking for submissions for our Fall 2022 issue!

In addition, we are accepting interactive pieces! Platforms include Twine, YouTube, Google maps, and more. If your interactive piece is selected for publication, we will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Nonfiction Genre Guidelines

We are looking for short memoirs, opinion pieces, narrative stories, interviews, profiles, subject pieces, eulogies, historical nonfiction narratives, and journals. We encourage narrative, stylistic, and substantive pieces that are unique, interesting, and creative. Remember to place quality over quantity.

  • Maximum of three (3) submissions
  • 3,000 word limit

Please remove your name from your piece. If you are a current student, please use your UWGB e-mail. If you are a high school student, please include the name of your high school in the cover letter section.

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Sheepshead Review is looking for submissions for our Fall 2022 issue! 

In addition, we are accepting interactive pieces! Platforms include Twine, YouTube, Google maps, and more. If your interactive piece is selected for publication, we will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Fiction Genre Guidelines

The fiction staff is looking for unique, well-crafted pieces. Keeping the story interesting is a must, while never losing control of reality unless intentionally unrealistic—and a fitting ending never hurt anyone, either. While traditionally rooted stories are a staple of our journal, our staff also appreciates the strange and unusual. This doesn't mean we are looking for pieces with shock value—everything must be done in good taste.

  • Maximum of three (3) submissions
  • 3,000 word limit

Please remove your name from your piece. If you are a current student, please use your UWGB e-mail. If you are a high school student, please include the name of your high school in the cover letter section.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 407 submissions have been received.

Sheepshead Review is looking for submissions for our Fall 2022 issue! 

In addition, we are accepting interactive pieces! Platforms include Twine, YouTube, Google maps, and more. If your interactive piece is selected for publication, we will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Poetry Genre Guidelines

We are looking for submissions with a honed edge—fresh and lucid content, palpable imagery, and an audible attention to sound. Cliché is your mortal enemy. We read free-verse to formal, and everything in between. Don’t forget form can speak as much as your title, and your title as loud as your lines. Be bold. Be brilliant. Take risks. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Maximum of three (3) poems
  • Poems may be submitted in one document
  • Format the title of your submission as follows:
    • “Title of Poem 1”, “Title of Poem 2”, “Title of Poem 3”
    • Please note, for FALL 2022, the poetry genre is capped at 200 submissions. 

Please remove your name from your piece. If you are a current student, please use your UWGB e-mail. If you are a high school student, please include the name of your high school in the cover letter section.

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Sheepshead Review is looking for submissions for our Fall 2022 issue! 

In addition, we are accepting interactive pieces! Platforms include Twine, YouTube, Google maps, and more. If your interactive piece is selected for publication, we will feature it on the Sheepshead Review website with our web-exclusive content and shout it out in our print journal.

Visual Arts Genre Guidelines

We are looking for work that shows quality craftsmanship, unique style, and expression of the artist. All mediums of visual art are welcome.

We ask that you please limit yourself to a maximum of five (5) submissions.

Submit: An image of your piece (well composed if photographing a 3D piece) and description of medium used.

Optional: A short description / explanation of your piece.

Size specifications: Minimum 2MB and 300 dpi.

Files Allowed: PDF, DOCX, DOC, TXT, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, AND ZIP

Please remove your name from your piece. If you are a current student, please use your UWGB e-mail. If you are a high school student, please include the name of your high school in the cover letter section.

**Once again we ask that you please list the medium and size of the piece.**

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