Founded in 2005, Aforementioned Productions is a non-profit organization that publishes books, chapbooks, an annual literary journal and weekly online content at apt; and organizes readings, theatrical performances, and other literary events.

Our books have received awards and honors from The Massachusetts Center for the Book, The New England Poetry Club,  and The New York Book Festival, and our productions have garnered praise in DigBoston, The Boston Phoenix, and The Boston Globe.

We are an independent organization and very grateful for support from book sales, donations, and, in 2017, a grant from the Boston Cultural Council.

Our aesthetic favors challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral.

The Usual Suspects:

Carissa Halston co-founded Aforementioned Productions in 2005. Her short fiction has appeared in Willow SpringsFourteen HillsThe Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She has received awards and honors from the Wesleyan Writers Conference, Fourteen Hills, Willow Springs, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. Her plays have been produced in New York and Boston, and she has toured in the US and Canada performing her work. Besides editing for AP and apt, Carissa has been a prose editor at AGNI (2013), and was the founder and host of the reading series, Literary Firsts (2010-2014). She is currently at work on a novel called Conjoined States and a story collection called Emergency Exit.

Randolph Pfaff also co-founded Aforementioned Productions in 2005. He is a poet, editor, and visual artist. His work has been featured in Poet Lore, BarrelhousePANKH_NGM_NThe Destroyer, and Heavy Feather Review, among others. In addition to editing for apt and running Aforementioned Productions, Randolph is currently working on his first collection of poetry. By day, he works as a freelance writer and communications consultant in higher education.

NOTE: As mentioned on our Contact page, we do not need interns. We also have no need for freelancers of any sort. Do not contact us with offers to edit, proofread, design, make copies, answer emails, fetch coffee, or help us sell our books. If we want to work with you, we know how to find you.