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If you are interested in becoming a published author, the Butler Community College Department of English 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 Butler 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 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 regarding submission to The Scan, or contact Dr. John Jenkinson, faculty advisor.

The Quill is Butler's journal of creative writing. The Quill typically features poems and short fiction, although open to drama and creative non-fiction as well. Submissions to The Quill may be made by students, faculty, staff, or alumni of Butler Community College, 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, at the Andover campus, 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 jjenkinson@butlercc.edu – and include your material as an attachment, saved in either Word 97-03, or as Rich Text Format.