• Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto is the founder and chief editor of Litro Magazine, a fully-fledged literary and creative arts platform supporting emerging and established writers across the globe. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts by invitation, Eric also established the Warwick University Young Writers competition and has written for diverse publications and contributed to various books on culture. A keen runner and hiker Eric’s passions lie in innovation, fairness and free speech. He also guest curates and comperes at The Brooklyn Book Festival, The Jaipur Literary and Arts festival, and The Hay Festival. Prior to Litro, Akoto also founded the publishing house Ocean Media Books. Eric, 40, currently resides in New York and London. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day. eric.akoto@litro.co.uk

  • Catherine McNamara

    Catherine McNamara

    Catherine McNamara is our flash fiction masterclass tutor and editor. Catherine grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris at twenty-one to write, and ended up in West Africa running a bar. Her recent collection of short stories, Love Stories for Hectic People, was nominated for best story collection for the Saboteur Awards 2021. catherine.mcnamara@litro.co.uk

  • Sophie Lewis

    Sophie Lewis

    Sophie Lewis is an editor and translator. In 2016 she co-founded Shadow Heroes, a workshops series for students on critical thinking through translation. Her co-translation of Emmanuelle Pagano’s Faces on the Tip of My Tongue was long-listed for the 2020 International Booker Prize. She has collaborated and published works with Noemi Lefebvre.

  • Annikka Olsen

    Annikka Olsen

    Annikka Olsen is the managing editor for Litro, and is based in New York. She has worked as an editor on over two dozen nonfiction art books, and on numerous short and long form editorial blogs and periodicals. A writer as well as an editor, her work has appeared in newcube Magazine, Sotheby’s Magazine, and BRIC Blog.

  • Farhana Khalique

    Farhana Khalique

    Farhana Khalique is a writer, voiceover artist and teacher from London. Her writing has appeared in This is Our Place, Where We Find Ourselves, Litro and more. Farhana is also a former Word Factory Apprentice Award winner.

  • Bobby Wilson

    Bobby Wilson

    Bobby Wilson is Litro's non fiction editor and is a writer and teacher living in Nanjing, China. He has a podcast exclusively about Black literature, The Most Dangerous Thing in America. He will argue with you about basketball, film or hip-hop (or pretty much anything else) until a consensus is reached. It rarely is.

  • Serene Allen

    Serene Allen

    Serene Allen is our media designer. She is based in London and has a wealth of knowledge in creating bold, dynamic and memorable short form content. Her skills include video editing, VFX, colour grading and sound mixing. She has a passion for storytelling & delivering diversity in content. media@litro.co.uk

  • Victoria Lancaster

    Victoria Lancaster

    Victoria looks after Litro's digital communications she is an Italian American writer based in London. She is in the process of completing her first novel. She takes inspiration from strong female characters and visual art.

  • Jane Downs

    Jane Downs

    Jane Downs is the book review editor for Litro. Based in Paris, she is a freelance writer and passionate potter. Her audio drama Battle Cries has been produced by the Wireless Theatre Company and is available as a podcast, whilst the story All Dressed Up was long-listed for the Carried in Waves short story award. Other written works have been published by Litro in the UK as well as Pen and Brush and Minerva Rising in the US.

  • Monica Cardenas

    Monica Cardenas

    Monica Cardenas is a fiction reader at Litro. She is a PhD candidate and visiting tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she studies non-maternal and ambivalent mothers in literature, and teaches creative writing. Her work has been published in Catatonic Daughters and Litro. She is from Washington, D.C., but resides in London with her partner and rescue Shiba Inu, Dojo.

  • Drew Pisarra

    Drew Pisarra

    Drew Pisarra, Litro's Media Strategy Officer. He is a former literary grantee of Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation and Curious Elixirs: Curious Creators.

  • Carla Scarano D’Antonio is a fiction reader for Litro. She obtained her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and has published her creative work in various magazines and reviews. Alongside Keith Lander, Carla won the first prize of the Dryden Translation Competition 2016 for their translations of Eugenio Montale’s poems. Her short collection Negotiating Caponata was published in July 2020. She worked on a PhD on Margaret Atwood’s work at the University of Reading and graduated in April 2021.

  • Jonathan Gibbs

    Jonathan Gibbs

    Jonathan Gibbs reads for Litro's fiction submissions. He is the author of two novels: Randall, or the Painted Grape, and The Large Door, and a book-length poem, Spring Journal. He lectures in Creative Writing at City, University of London, and also curates the online short story project A Personal Anthology.