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 and 2018, a grant from The Boston Cultural Council.

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

The Management

Carissa Halston co-founded Aforementioned Productions in 2005. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Willow SpringsFourteen HillsThe Massachusetts Review, Longform, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel called Conjoined States.

Randolph Pfaff also co-founded Aforementioned Productions in 2005. He is a writer, communication consultant, and graduate student in environmental policy. He has worked with local and national organizations—including the Climate Reality Project and the New England Aquarium—to educate and facilitate meaningful action on environmental and conservation issues.