Crimson Streets

Roger and Janet Carden are the husband and wife team behind Crimson Streets (2016–present), an online magazine dedicated to fiction in the style of the pulp magazines of yesteryear. They focus on fast paced stories of action, adventure, and intrigue; from hard-boiled detectives and dangerous dames, to bold aviators and unspeakable horrors. Before starting Crimson Streets, both Roger and Janet worked with a team which published The Familiar (1988–1998), a professional print magazine dedicated to role-playing and adventure games. Roger is a co-founder of the Game Publishers Association, as well as an early supporter and member of CAR-PGa, the Committee for the Advancement or Role-Playing Games. Both enjoy playing “let’s pretend” with their friends via table-top role-playing games, Janet is a fan of mystery and crime novels, whereas Roger is a fan of classic science-fiction and fantasy. They both really enjoy genre movies; the good ones… and the really, really bad ones.

Crimson Streets

Jason Ray Carney

Jason Ray Carney

Jason Ray Carney teaches popular literature and creative writing at Christopher Newport University. His academic study of pulp fiction, Weird Tales of Modernity: The Ephemerality of Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard, is forthcoming from McFarland Academic Press. He has published scholarly articles on several topics: pulp fiction, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Additionally, he is co-editor of the academic journal, The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies. He has published sword and sorcery fiction in Skelos: Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Phantaxis: Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, Swords and Sorcery Magazine, Cirsova: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, and several others. He is currently not represented by a literary agency.