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Hello everyone

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.

Subscription: £18 pa UK/£22 overseas. A sample copy is £2. Cheque or Postal Order payable to Mrs C Carr. Or by PayPal. Further down the site are a selection of PayPal buttons.

Warm regards

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 102 November 2017

Crystal Magazine ‒ For subscribers only. Work is only considered from subscribers, known as Crystallites. Handwritten material will be looked at.

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 in Readers’ Letters. Subscribers’ News provides an opportunity to share writing achievements. 


There will be competitions for subscribers. £1 entry. Work that hasn’t won will be considered for the magazine. The series of competitions will be known as ‘Surprise’ because entrants will not know what the prize is. The first competition is for a story of any length on the theme ‘Surprise’. The closing date is 15 November 2017. The winning story will be published in issue 103 January 2018.


There are PayPal buttons on the website for subscription to Crystal, a sample copy, and entry to the competitions.








CONTENTS

Editor's Letter
Errata
Kind to be Cruel
Wordsmithing
The Running
Port of Call
Myths
1946
The Troublesome Five
Twins
Viareggio
Might Not Have Been
Carnivorous Sky
Green Skies
Alien Encounter
Starstruck
Pollution
November: A Winter Walk
The Stranger
Autumn
The Little Fir Tree
Hurray! It's Nearly Christmas
The Christmas Tree
Readers' Letters
Subscribers' News
'Ernest'
Moonbeams
Luluria
Barefaced Streak
She
The Reunion
Les Miserables