Eric AkotoPublisher & Editor in Chief

ERIC AKOTO [email protected], @eric_akoto A keen runner and hiker Eric Akoto’s passions lie in innovation, fairness and free speech. Eric Akoto is Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts by invitation. Akoto founded the Warwick University Young writers competition and 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 largest in the world) and The Hay Festival. He is the founder and editor of Litro Magazine a fully fledged literary and creative arts platform supporting emerging and established writers in across the globe. Founded in London by Akoto over 15 years ago. Prior to Litro Akoto was the founder of the publishing house Ocean Media Books. He is 40 years old and currently resides in New York and London. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day… Hay Festival.


Barney Walsh

Barney Walsh [email protected] Barney is Litro Magazine’s Assistant Fiction & #Storysunday Editor. Barney Walsh is a graduate of the University of Manchester’s MA in creative writing whose stories have appeared in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 7, The Big Issue in the North: Award for Short Fiction 2013, Unthology 4, The Warwick Review, Unthology 7, Inky Needles’ Celebrity and Speed, and Shooter Literary Magazine.


Catherine McNamara

Catherine McNamara Flash Fiction Editor, Catherine McNamara grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris at twenty-one to write, and ended up in West Africa running a bar. Her collection Pelt and Other Stories was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award and semi-finalist in the Hudson Prize. Her work has been Pushcart-nominated and published in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. Catherine lives in Italy.


Serene Allen

 Serene Allen [email protected] Serene is our Media designer & she is based in London with a passion for creating bold, dynamic and memorable short form content. Her skills include video editing, VFX, colour grading and sound mixing. She a passion for storytelling & delivering diversity in content


Michael Aliprandini

 Michael Aliprandini [email protected] Originally from the USA, Michael Aliprandini lives in Italy and works internationally as a curriculum developer and teacher-trainer. His short stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in several publications, including Litro, Gravel, The Bacon Review, and Columbia Journal. He has just finished writing a novel set in Rome and based around the illicit antiquities trade. Currently he is under quarantine, relaxing in the Central Apennines and meditating on Boccaccio’s Decameron.


Jayne Marshall

 Jayne Marshall [email protected] Jayne is a published fiction and creative nonfiction writer. Educated to Masters level and speaks Spanish fluently. For eight years she was the Director of a Community Arts Space in Bristol (UK). Jayne has participated in events such as the IMPACT Print Festival in Santander (Spain) and recently completed an editorial internship at Creative Nonfiction magazine in Pittsburgh (USA).


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