• 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 divers 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

  • Eduardo Ayala Fuentes

    Eduardo Ayala Fuentes

    Eduardo is Litro's Development manager has built a career working through periods of transition, which exemplify his capacity to lead collaboratively and creatively to engage teams and communities of supporters in moments of growth as well as transition. Eduardo has a deep interest in mentorship and equitable access to arts careers in communities of colour, and has recently become a AFA (Americans for the Arts) Diversity in the Arts Leadership Program mentor to further advocate for emerging talents of colour. Most recently, he was listed as one of the city's Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives by Crain's New York Business.

  • 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.

  • Michael Aliprandini

    Michael Aliprandini

    Michael Aliprandini is the assistant fiction editor. His writing has appeared in several publications including Queen Mob's Tea House, Fresh Ink, Crooked Arrow Press, Fleas on the Dog, and Columbia Journal. He looks forward to reading your stories. michael.aliprandini@litro.co.uk

  • Carlene Fraser-Harris

    Carlene Fraser-Harris

    Carlene Fraser-Harris is the Sales and Marketing Associate at Litro. Her writing is featured in The Salt Lake Tribune, Ham&High, Balance Garden, Epoch Press and others. Carlene holds an MA in Creative Writing & Publishing from City University London. She’s passionate about the presence and promotion of coloured voices and stories in the publishing arena.

  • 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

  • Pamela Hensley

    Pamela Hensley

    Pamela Hensley is the fiction editor for #StorySundayUSA. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Dalhousie Review, EVENT Magazine, Montreal Writes, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, The Antigonish Review and The Quarantine Review. She loves to read original writing and is a huge fan of emerging authors. pamela@litrousa.com

  • Cindy Withjack

    Cindy Withjack

    Cindy Withjack is a fiction reader here at Litro. She is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at Lancaster University, where she studies experimental narrative, trauma, and identity. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, Litro, Women are Boring, Banshee, and Slice where she is also a fiction reader. interviews@litro.co.uk

  • 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.