In a bit of a Fankle

Posted: 21st December 2014 by Lucy Cameron in Uncategorized

This month I have been lucky enough to guest edit ‘The Fankle.’

‘What’s The Fankle?’ I hear you cry?

‘The Fankle’ is a pamphlet (for want of a more appropriate word) that showcases local writing talent in the Dumfries and Galloway area.


Every two months there is a theme set for writing poetry or prose. The theme of the  current edition is ‘Just a Minute’

My involvement as guest editor was to look through all the submissions with Sally Hinchcliffe (the lady who makes all The Fankle magic happen) and make the tough decisions about which pieces to use. A hard job, but great to have too many submissions to fit in one Fankle. As guest editor I also have a piece in this edition.

The edition is then printed and folded and sold throughout the Dumfries and Galloway area – You can pick one up in Mrs Green’s Tea Room in Dumfries – And I’d recommend the cakes too!

If you are interested in submitting work for the next edition the theme is ‘Size Matters’ and the deadline for submissions is the 31st December 2014. Have a look HERE for more information.

Not a writer? ‘The Fankle’ is still well worth getting your hands on as it contains interesting and thought provoking work from writers throughout the region.

I really enjoyed the whole experience and the only fankle I found myself in was trying to re-fold the edition after enjoying every piece!