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An A4, 40-page, spiral-bound, print only bi-monthly.  

Crystal Magazine is intended for subscribers called Crystallites.

Non-Crystallites may send in work and purchase the issue it 

appears in for £3.50.  

Contents are stories, poems and articles with colour images.

There are usually pages of letters.  

Also an opportunity to share writing achievements and anything

of interest to writers.

There are yearly Surprise Competitions open to all.



JULY 2022



Jim Salt: Clamping Down 

Jill Rundle: Hot Pursuit 

Pamela Binns: The Roy Plomley I Knew 

Jill Rundle: Travel 

Anne Brown: Voices From the Deep 

Brian Webster: Keppel’s Column 

Carole Fenn: Final Verdict 

Bernard Lazenbury: Scattering the Ashes 

Tina Negus: June Morning 

From the Editor: Butterfly Kiss 

Bernard Lazenbury: Arrivals and Departures 



Dylan at Pheonixfest 

Peter Davies: Small Press, Little Wonder 

David Norris-Kay: Short Biography. Birth Sonnet 

Nicky Wheeliker: Airport 

Jill Rundle: Taking Off 

Jim Salt: An Elephant’s Point of View 

Sandy Wardrope: A Friend in Need 

Barn Owl Trust Poetry Competition 

Susannah White: Farmyard Fears 

Keith Taylor: All Set For a Smashing Time 

Michael Newman: The Old Mersey at Statham 

Wendy Webb: Commuter Poem 

Michael Newman: At the Fair 



Hello everyone

    Welcome to the website for Crystal, The Magazine For Writers.  Here you will find a description, feedback, PayPal buttons and news of any competitions.  

    Crystal is an A4, 40-page, print only magazine with colour images.  Subscription is £21.00 a year and subscribers are called Crystallites.

   If you do not wish to become a Crystallite you may still send in work and can purchase the issue it appears in for £3.50.

    This is the first time in 21 years that I have had to open up Crystal to non-Crystallites.  My magazine is very popular, Crystallites regularly renew.

    I am actively seeking submissions.  Happy writing.

Warm regards

Christine Carr

ISSUE 100 JULY 2017

The special 'golden' 100th issue. 

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Golden covers (not shown).

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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 at £8.99, all profits going to The National Autistic Society. For further information please email to

Donations can be made using the following details:

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: