headshot_carissa_colorCarissa Halston writes fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Fourteen HillsThe Massachusetts Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Holmes Award from San Francisco State University and a Willow Springs Fiction Prize from Eastern Washington University, and she has received honors and grants for her fiction from The Cincinnati Review, The New York Book Festival, and The Wesleyan Writers Conference, among others.

In addition to writing, Halston has been a prose editor for AGNI, and she currently edits and designs books for apt, a literary journal, and Aforementioned, a small press, both of which she co-founded in 2005 with Randolph Pfaff.

She currently lives in Boston and is at work on a story collection, Emergency Exit, and a novel, Conjoined States. If you’d like to ask about either project (or you want to sign up for her mailing list), you can reach her via email. You can also find her on Twitter.