The Scan and The Quill Student Journals

If you are interested in becoming a published author, the English Department offers several avenues. Our Creative Writing courses prepare you to write fiction and poetry that may find its way into books and journals beyond the college. At least four students have won state-wide Kansas Voices writing awards. On campus, two journals, The Scan and The Quill, showcase student writing, both academic and creative.

The Scan

This journal focuses on student academic writing and depends upon student essays submitted by faculty to the Scan editor, who makes the final decision regarding inclusion. If you are interested in submitting, please see your professor or contact Dr. John Jenkinson, faculty advisor.

The Quill

Butler's journal of creative writing, The Quill, typically features poems and short fiction, although it is open to drama and creative non-fiction. Submissions to The Quill may be made by students, faculty, staff, or alumni and should be sent to Dr. John Jenkinson, faculty advisor, who will forward them to The Quill's editor. Send via surface mail to Dr. John Jenkinson, Department of English, Butler of Andover, and please include a contact number or self-addressed stamped envelope for return of material. Do NOT send your only copy! Or submit via email to and include your material as an attachment saved in either Word 97-03 or as Rich Text Format.