The Simpson College Publications editing team compiles, edits, formats, designs, and publishes two publications: Sequel Literary Arts Anthology and Janus Head Interdisciplinary Academic Journal. We are a group of 8 humanities students and 1 faculty membera 2013 SC alum and a professional editor. 

As a group, we are establishing an opportunity for humanities students that is unprecedented in Simpson College history—an opportunity to learn to edit, design, publish, and market humanities publications in a hands-on environment. Students gain real publishing experience while connecting to the Simpson College community and the academic humanities world at large through the written word. 

Sequel is a publication of creative works by Simpson students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Sequel is a Simpson College publication staple; this year it is getting an upgrade. The SC Publications editing team are currently holding a cover design contest for the 2016-2017 publication. We also held a reading event on campus to encourage more acquisitions than ever before. Sequel is moving to online publication with a print-on-demand option; in going online, we are identifying and staying current with the moves of the publishing world. 


Janus Head is a philosophical publication specializing in articles regarding phenomenology, art, and continental philosophy, among other areas of study. The journal has been irregularly published in the past, but with the help of the SC Publications editing team, we are on track to publish multiple volumes by the end of May of 2017. Submissions are acquired from scholars from around the world. We will peer review the submissions, edit accepted work, and help publish upcoming volumes.

Critical thinking and asking big questions will always matter to me as a humanities student. Learning to instill those abilities into something tangible—into an editing, publishing, and creative marketing career—matters to me as a senior getting ready to enter the work force.
— Virginia Atwell, '17

Page text by Kathrin Herr & Virginia Atwell.