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Wheeler Appointed Web Editor

We’re pleased to announce that Theodore Wheeler has been appointed the new Web Editor of Prairie Schooner. Wheeler was previously the Blog and Social Networking Editor. He will be taking over the reins of the online presence from Timothy Schaffert.

Wheeler is a fiction writer who lives in Omaha with his wife and daughter. An alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BA '05) he’s been a reader for Prairie Schooner the past four years, the past two as a Senior Fiction Reader, and was the journal’s first Blog and Social Networking Editor. His short stories have appeared in Best New American Voices 2009, The Kenyon Review, Boulevard, The Cincinnati Review, Confrontation, and other venues. Two of those stories won prizes from Boulevard and The Cincinnati Review; one of them was a special mention story in the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology and has been used in a class designed to help military veterans and their families address issues of reintegrating into society following time in combat. Wheeler’s book reviews have been featured in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review Online, The Millions, and Pleiades. He’s been awarded scholarships from the Wesleyan Writers Conference, the Key West Literary Seminar, the Port Townsend Writers Conference, and earned an MA in Creative Writing as a fellow at Creighton University. He’s currently working on a novel set in Omaha during World War I and the Red Summer of 1919. Find out more about Ted at his blog, The Uninitiated.