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Dr. John Schulze

Associate Professor
Bea Wood Hall

Other Positions

Academic Affairs

Writing Program Administrator

Bea Wood Hall 212
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Nebraska PhD 2012
University of Memphis MFA 2007
University of New Orleans BS 2002
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor 08/23/2020
Midwestern State University Assitant Professor 08/17/2015 08/22/2020
Western Illinois University Instructor 08/19/2012 05/19/2015
University of Nebraska Lecturer 05/14/2012 07/01/2012
University of Nebraska Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/01/2008 05/01/2012
University of Memphis Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/01/2005 05/01/2007
University of New Orleans Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/01/2004 05/01/2005


All publications are under the pseudonym Penn Stewart, except where noted with *


Fertile Ground, Knox Robinson Publishing, 2014

2nd edition published by Wandering Aengus Press, March 2020

Chapbook- Short Story Collection

The Water in Our Veins, Big Wonderful Press, 2019

Short Stories

"Rabbit Run" Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature, 2022-- Nominated for the Pushcart Prize

"Drunk Debbie and the Death of Pinky Mills" Writing Texas Issue 6, 2019*

"A Spicy Monkey and his Elfin Wife" Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, 2019

"An American Love Story" Magnolia Review, 2019

"Terminus" Iron Horse Literary Review, 2018

"Moving Day" Ginosko Literary Review, Issue 19, 2017

"The Weight on my Back" Pacifica Literary Review, 2017

"Courting" 50-Word Stories, 2016

"Nature of the Beast" Corvus Review, 2016

"No Safe Harbor" Literary Orphans, 2016

"American Tourister" Night Train, 2015

"The Colossus of Rhodes" Conclave: A Journal of Character, 2014

"Saudade" Two Hawks Quarterly, 2013

"Fifteen Miles from Early" A River and Sound Review, 2013

"Blitzkrieg" Rolling Thunder Quarterly, 2013

"Finale" Union Station Magazine, 2013

"Rendezvous" Front Porch Review, 2013

"Bound" Dogzplot Magazine, 2012

"Things to Remember" Word Riot, November 2011

"Blitzkrieg" 4'33" (UK), #35 as an audio file, 2011

"Los Huevos Locos" The Fringe, 2011

"Holy Water" 322 Review, Summer 2011*


"Interview with Robert Stone" Conversations with Robert Stone, Edited by William Heath. UP of Mississippi, 2016

"The Reluctant Organ Donor" Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, 2014

"Polyester Heart" Gravel, 2014

"Good Intentions" Hippocampus Magazine, 2013

"Neighborly" Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, 2013*

Review of Jose Saramago's The Lives of Things, Prairie Schooner, 2013*

"The Little Tycoon" Fresh Yarn, #47, 2007*

 "Translations: A War of Words" Ellipsis, 2001*


"Lawn Care" Poetry Quarterly, September 2013

"New York City Writer's Convention" Pure Slush (Australia), May 2012


"Chimney Rock" & "Fargo" The Meadowland Review, January 2013