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CRYSTAL MAGAZINE: Your poems, your stories, your articles and more

CRYSTAL WORD PROCESSING: £4 a thousand words. Holder of Distinctions.

Hello everyone

My name is Christine Carr and I am editor of a very popular magazine for creative writers. Crystal Magazine is a 40-page A4 bi-monthly. It is for subscribers (Crystallites). 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.

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

Warm regards

Christine Carr

Telephone: 0151 608 9736.


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



Issue 91 January 2016

A Popular Publication for Creative Writers
Your poems, your stories, your articles and more
    A4. Spiral-bound and easy to lie open
    40 pages. Bi-monthly. Part colour
    Stories (true and fiction), articles, poems
    Work is only considered from subscribers
    Subscribers are called Crystallites
    Submissions from Crystallites can be any length and theme except erotica
    Work can be sent by email or post
    Handwritten material is acceptable
    Under normal circumstances you will not have to wait weeks and weeks for a reply
    Readers’ Letters (usually pages and pages)
    Subscribers’ News
    Wordsmithing - Titters, Tips, Titillations
    Each issue the writer of the most popular piece will win £10
I have received a lot of positive feedback over the years. Here are just two comments:

Alan Jones: "The magazine is good value for money and worth every penny."

Heather Buswell:  "Thanks for providing us with such a great and friendly magazine."

A 40-page A5 poetry booklet £3. Sold in aid of the RNIB.
Many of the poems are on the theme of blindness.
However, some material may offend.

New PayPal button at left.  Or cheque payable to Mrs C Carr and sent to 3 Bowness Avenue, Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 0SD.  Booklet £3.  Please include your name and address. 


If you use the payment button to subscribe to my magazine, PayPal will set up a Payment Profile with automatic recurring payment.  This means in a year's time your subscription will automatically be taken from your PayPal account.  So no need to worry about remembering when your subscription is due.  You don't have to do anything.

Of course, if you no longer wish to receive Crystal Magazine you can either contact PayPal direct to cancel or myself and I will issue a refund through PayPal.

Support for The National Autistic Society


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: