CRYSTAL MAGAZINE

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My name is Christine Carr and I am editor of this very popular magazine for creative writers. It is a part-coloured bi-monthly (six issues a year) for subscribers only. Subscribers to Crystal Magazine are called Crystallites.

I accept poems, stories (true and fiction) and articles of any length and theme (except erotica) from Crystallites only.

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Christine Carr

Telephone: 0151 608 9736.

Email: christinecrystal@hotmail.com

Address: 3 Bowness Avenue, Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 0SD

NOTE: I also run Crystal Word Processing at the same address. Fast, friendly, reliable. £4 a thousand words, including editing and proofreading. Holder of Distinctions.

ISSUE 107 SEPTEMBER 2018

Crystal Magazine is for subscribers only. Please don’t send work if you haven’t subscribed.

Poems, stories, articles. A4, spiral-bound bi-monthly. Forty pages with colour images. Also includes the very popular ‘Wordsmithing’, a look into the lives of writers and writing. The magazine usually contains pages and pages of Readers’ Letters. Subscribers’ News provides an opportunity to share writing achievements.

There is a PayPal button on the website for a sample copy. There are also subscription buttons, a competition entry button and a new button for an extra copy.

With the September issue is a free booklet of a science fiction story.




CONTENTS

Editor’s Letter 
Wordsmithing 
Radio Four
The Mystery Tour
The Countryside is Closed
After the Fall
It's Time to Change
Autumn's Loss
Waking
The River (of Time)
Jack and Jill
Sensitive
Daffodil
My Garden in Spring
Some Flowers and Their Meanings
Tulip Tree
The Finders
Migration
Seaside Memories
The Storyteller
Readers' Letters
Subscribers' News
2018
Rocking on the Rock
Raising a Child
Desert Islands
Petrichor
Don't Splash the Pedestrians
The Gate
The Man Who Didn't Fit in
Hard Times
Disguise
Defrocked
Hannah Hatcher
Bric-a-Brac
Unwelcome Visitors
Competition
False Alarm?
A Rude Awakening







New Competition

FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

ENTRY IS FREE

POEM, STORY OR ARTICLE
(Indicate story, true story or article)

TITLE:  'THE END OF...' (fill in the end)

WORK CAN BE ANY LENGTH

CLOSING DATE: 1 October 2018

THREE SMALL SURPRISE GIFTS
(one for poem, one for story, one for article)

THE BEST POEM, STORY AND ARTICLE WILL APPEAR IN THE NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

OTHER WORK WILL BE HELD ON FILE


This competition is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in November this year.

PRIZE


This is the prize for the article competition.  It is a 3-in-1 pen.  It has a light and can be used on touch screen devices.

This was won by Brian Webster for his article 'The Forgotten Flood' which can be read in the current July issue.

ISSUE 100 JULY 2017

The special ‘golden’ 100th issue. More colour, more pages, golden covers (not shown).  










Only £3

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Support for The National Autistic Society

TRAGEDY BRINGS POETRY FOR CHARITY

A new book, an anthology of poetry, has just been published by local man, Jae-Alexander Linsey, with all the profits going to charity.

It all started from a tragedy and ends, now, with The Mortal Man a splendid anthology of poetry from a range of fine poets who have lent their poetic skills in support of a charitable cause, The National Autistic Society.

The tragedy is not that David Thomas Webb was autistic, because many of the hardships and heartaches encountered by him and his parents were seen as challenges and were largely overcome. So well were the difficulties met by them that David was able to struggle towards, and eventually achieve, a place at university, studying for a degree in Computer Science.

The tragedy is that David had barely started his university career when his body was discovered in his rooms just a few months after he arrived there. He was only nineteen. Since that awful day his parents have been tireless in their bid to raise money; firstly, in support of The National Autistic Society through the Just Giving website and, secondly, to name a star after him. As his mother, the Norfolk poet Wendy Webb, says, “Dave was truly a star, full of energy, so bright and so hard to live with.”

This eclectic poetry collection has been compiled in tribute to David and in aid of The National Autistic Society, with a foreword by its President, Jane Asher. The poems are in a variety of styles by poets from around the United Kingdom. They include the late and much lamented Black Country poet, Geoff Stevens, whose long-term partner, Geraldine Wall, has released three poems from his heritage. Also included are two Poets Laureate: Mark Neil of Milton Keynes, and Walsall’s Ian Henery, whose energy and enthusiasm started the ball rolling for this book following a conversation with Wendy Webb.

The Mortal Man is now available from www.lulu.com at £8.99, all profits going to The National Autistic Society. www.lulu.com/spotlight/TheMortalManAnthology For further information please email to mortalman@albarz.co.uk

Donations can be made using the following details:
www.justgiving.com/Wendy-Webb www.justgiving.com/DavesAStar1
By Post: The National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
Mobile Giving: Text DAVD99£1 to 70070 or text DAVD98£1 to 70070
Wendy Webb’s story, Norfolk’s Beautiful Child, is also available as a free download:
www.obooko.com/obooko_family/bookpages/fam0010-free-ebook-norfolks-beautiful-childwebb.php