The Litro Team


Eric AkotoPublisher & Editor in Chief

ERIC AKOTO, @eric_akoto Eric is Publisher and Editor in Chief of Litro Magazine. His passions lie in progressive politics, freedom of expression, quality & independence in arts and journalism, social enterprise, secularism, good technology, and above all the power of fiction to connect and bring a level of empathy to different peoples. With a journalistic background his writing has featured in various magazines, and contributed to various books he also curates and comperes at festivals such as The Latitude Festival and the Hay Festival. The first thing he does when visiting a city is to don a pair of trainers and go for a jog around the city. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day.

danielLitro Arts Editor, UK

DANIEL JANES Daniel joined Litro in July 2013. He has previously contributed to the LA Review of Books, Little White Lies, the London Review of Books blog and the New Statesman’s Cultural Capital.

Barney Walsh

Barney Walsh 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.

Kate JohnsonLitro Represents

KATE JOHNSON is co-agent for Litro Represents. Based part-time in New York and the UK, Kate is a literary agent at the US-based Wolf Literary Services. Prior to joining Wolf Literary, Kate was an agent and vice president at Georges Borchardt, Inc., for more than eight years. She previously edited and reported at StoryQuarterly,, New York magazine and elsewhere, and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Sophie Lewis

SOPHIE LEWIS is Litro Magazine’s contributing editor. She was Editor of Litro Magazine from July 2009 to September 2010. She also translates prose from French to English, writes, interviews, travels and tastes wine. She helped to found the BBC National Short Story Award.

Belinda Campbell

Laura Harker Based in North Yorkshire, Laura Harker runs LMH Creative and writes about travel and culture.

Hayley Camis

Hayley Camis Hayley Camis is Litro Magazine’s #TuesdayTales reader. She is a graduate from the University of St Andrews where she read English Literature and spent a year studying American Literature at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. She now works at HarperCollins in their Fiction publicity team.

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.

James Cook

 James Cook James is our Essays editor & has lived in London for over 25 years. Originally a musician and songwriter for the band Flamingoes, James has written about music for the Guardian, among others, and contributed to Vagabond Holes, an anthology of writings on Australian group the Triffids.