Crimson Melodies Publishing is creating Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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Speculative fiction with a dark or thrilling twist.

A playground of gifted and often twisted creatures creatures stalk the shadows and roam the pages of our tales. Our first book was a story written from the perspective of a vampire assassin as he deals with manipulation, betrayal, and the duality of being a killer with a healer’s heart. That was the foothold Crimson Melodies established in the publishing world, and from there we’ve become dedicated to crafting books with imperfect heroes, rich worlds that operate in shades of grey, and core struggles that both entertain and enchant our readers.

Who is Crimson Melodies Publishing?

In 2009, editor J.R. Wesley and author Peter Dawes teamed up to create a home for the Vampire Flynn Series. They established Crimson Melodies Publishing to produce both digital and print versions Dark as the Grave, which became the first of many stories housed under the company name. Now, there are five books in the Vampire Flynn Series, a second series established with the first book Deathspell, and the beginnings of a romantic suspense line of stories starting with Follow Him Home. 2018 will herald five new releases – three novels and two novellas – and next year we expect to do even more.

We’re also known for supporting the Philadelphia Free Writer’s Association, where we provide free content to local writers ranging from editing workshops to author talks such as “How to Really Write Dialogue”. Every year in November, we partner with NaNoWriMo to arrange write-ins and after-hours socials (making daily word counts deserves some relaxation) for all the people striving toward 50,000 words in a single month in the Philadelphia region.

Help Us Grow

Why Patreon?

Crimson Melodies has been largely a labor of love. Our first release was in 2009 and every year that we publish new books, our ability to expand increases little by little. We're beginning to see many possibilities that used to only be dreams slowly come into our reach.

It’s now 2018 and we’re still going, expanding the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series, adding on new authors as we have the money to pay advances for their books, and making appearances at conventions to get the word out about our creations outside of the online digital realm. Plus supporting local writers the best way we can. But there are many more things we'd love to be doing now that are only a distant future until we have more completed projects out there. This is where you come in.

Through Patreon, we hope to reach out to those who are interested in supporting the work we do.

Who should become a Patron?

You! (That was the obvious answer, wasn't it?)

Alternately, you could go buy our books. But if you like them, please come back, and consider pledging us a monthly patronage. You'll get cool stuff, and the knowledge that you're helping us grow. 

  • Tier 1: Zine Contributor
  • Tier 2: Anthology Contributor
  • Tier 3: Novel Contributor

One last thing!

Are you a writer? Do you want to write short-stories? Consider submitting a story to the zine!
https://crimsonmelodies.submittable.com/submit/18571/cmp-zine-fiction

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, from all of us here at Crimson Melodies.
Tiers
Zine Contributor
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Our Zine is a monthly installment of speculative fiction from both emerging and established writers.


  • Advance access to the most recent zine installment, 3 months before everyone else can read it.
  • View patron only content.
Anthology Contributor
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
When we publish anthologies, you'll be first in line. 


  • Digital access to all of our anthology books, always.
  • All rewards from previous level.
Novel Contributor
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We're always growing out publishing calendar.


  • Digital access to all of our first-in-series books, always.
  • All rewards from previous levels.
Goals
$0 of $20 per month
After this goal is reached, we'll assemble our zine stories into annual collections. Patrons will be able to download them for free onto an ereading device of their choice.
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Speculative fiction with a dark or thrilling twist.

A playground of gifted and often twisted creatures creatures stalk the shadows and roam the pages of our tales. Our first book was a story written from the perspective of a vampire assassin as he deals with manipulation, betrayal, and the duality of being a killer with a healer’s heart. That was the foothold Crimson Melodies established in the publishing world, and from there we’ve become dedicated to crafting books with imperfect heroes, rich worlds that operate in shades of grey, and core struggles that both entertain and enchant our readers.

Who is Crimson Melodies Publishing?

In 2009, editor J.R. Wesley and author Peter Dawes teamed up to create a home for the Vampire Flynn Series. They established Crimson Melodies Publishing to produce both digital and print versions Dark as the Grave, which became the first of many stories housed under the company name. Now, there are five books in the Vampire Flynn Series, a second series established with the first book Deathspell, and the beginnings of a romantic suspense line of stories starting with Follow Him Home. 2018 will herald five new releases – three novels and two novellas – and next year we expect to do even more.

We’re also known for supporting the Philadelphia Free Writer’s Association, where we provide free content to local writers ranging from editing workshops to author talks such as “How to Really Write Dialogue”. Every year in November, we partner with NaNoWriMo to arrange write-ins and after-hours socials (making daily word counts deserves some relaxation) for all the people striving toward 50,000 words in a single month in the Philadelphia region.

Help Us Grow

Why Patreon?

Crimson Melodies has been largely a labor of love. Our first release was in 2009 and every year that we publish new books, our ability to expand increases little by little. We're beginning to see many possibilities that used to only be dreams slowly come into our reach.

It’s now 2018 and we’re still going, expanding the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series, adding on new authors as we have the money to pay advances for their books, and making appearances at conventions to get the word out about our creations outside of the online digital realm. Plus supporting local writers the best way we can. But there are many more things we'd love to be doing now that are only a distant future until we have more completed projects out there. This is where you come in.

Through Patreon, we hope to reach out to those who are interested in supporting the work we do.

Who should become a Patron?

You! (That was the obvious answer, wasn't it?)

Alternately, you could go buy our books. But if you like them, please come back, and consider pledging us a monthly patronage. You'll get cool stuff, and the knowledge that you're helping us grow. 

  • Tier 1: Zine Contributor
  • Tier 2: Anthology Contributor
  • Tier 3: Novel Contributor

One last thing!

Are you a writer? Do you want to write short-stories? Consider submitting a story to the zine!
https://crimsonmelodies.submittable.com/submit/18571/cmp-zine-fiction

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, from all of us here at Crimson Melodies.

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Tiers
Zine Contributor
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Our Zine is a monthly installment of speculative fiction from both emerging and established writers.


  • Advance access to the most recent zine installment, 3 months before everyone else can read it.
  • View patron only content.
Anthology Contributor
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
When we publish anthologies, you'll be first in line. 


  • Digital access to all of our anthology books, always.
  • All rewards from previous level.
Novel Contributor
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We're always growing out publishing calendar.


  • Digital access to all of our first-in-series books, always.
  • All rewards from previous levels.