• Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto is the founder and editor in chief 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.

  • Michael Aliprandini

    Michael Aliprandini

    Michael Aliprandini is the fiction editor for the UK edition of Litro’s #StorySunday. He is a curriculum developer resident in Italy. His work 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.

  • Carlene Fraser-Harris

    Carlene Fraser-Harris

    Carlene Fraser-Harris is the non-fiction editor and leads the #EssaySaturday sections for the UK and USA. She 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.

  • Katie McClimon

    Katie McClimon

    Katie McClimon manages Litro’s masterclass series. She is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she studied English, Creative Writing and Psychology. For her senior thesis, she wrote a collection of poems exploring identity, memory and relationships. She grew up in New York where she currently lives, and works in a winery.

  • 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.

  • Christy Hallberg

    Christy Hallberg

    Christy Hallberg is Litro USA's #FlashFriday editor. She teaches literature and writing at East Carolina University and serves as Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review. Her work has appeared in such journals as Fiction Southeast and Eclectica. Her debut novel, Searching For Jimmy Page, is forthcoming in 2021 from Livingston Press.

Litro USA Board

  • Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto

    FRSA, CEO & President

    Eric is a keen runner and hiker he is the founder of Litro, his passions lie in innovation, fairness and free speech. Eric has written for various publications and contributed to various books on culture. He also guest curates and comperes at festivals such as The Brooklyn Book Festival, The Jaipur Literary and Arts festival, The Hay Festival. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day… Hay Festival.

  • Maria Salvatierra

    Maria Salvatierra

    Chair Woman

    With more than 15 years of global arts experience in Spain, the UK, and the US, Maria joined Litro as its Chairwoman. Maria headsup the Business Development and Marketing for Wilson and Butler Architects in Boston and Miami. Maria was part of the marketing team at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) and promoted some of the most popular art exhibitions in the world.

  • Christine Bave

    Christine Bave


    Christine Bave is a Managing Director at Apollo Global Management. She is an investment analyst on the Global Liquid Credit platform covering issuers in the industrials sector. Ms. Bave joined Apollo in 2016 and, prior to that, was a Principal at Halcyon Asset Management for three years covering similar industries. Prior to joining Halcyon, she was a Vice President in the Distressed Group at Barclays Capital. Prior to business school, she was an Associate in High Yield Research and an Analyst in Leveraged Finance at Wachovia Securities. Ms. Bave graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Bave resides in New York City and in her free time enjoys tennis, running and a good book.

  • Ben Hartley

    Ben Hartley


    Ben Hartley is the Executive Director of the National Arts Club, a 120-year-old institution based in New York City working to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts. He is additionally the former Vice President of Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counsellors and former President of Louise Blouin Media.

  • Linda Thomas Brooks

    Linda Thomas Brooks


    Linda Thomas Brooks Is President and CEO of the The Association of Magazine Media, she has spent her career at the intersection of media, consumer behavior and technology. She has developed media and marketing strategies for many well-known brands and companies, including General Motors, GEICO, The American Cancer Society, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente and Experian. Her experience serving both businesses and consumers covers a wide-range of media disciplines and capabilities, including digital and emerging media; data and analytics; media strategy, buying and planning.

  • Robert J. Reicher

    Robert J. Reicher


    Has over 30 years legal practice – the offices of Robert J. Reicher advises clients on a variety of corporate and intellectual, he received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania (1977) and JD from Columbia University (1980), where he served on the board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review. He possesses expertise in the area of trademark and copyright registration and licensing as well as the purchase and sale of intellectual property assets. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.