Writer, Editor, &
I am Samantha Lamph/Len, a writer, editor, and content strategist in Los Angeles. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories have been published in print and online in various journals.
I am also the creator and co-editor of Memoir Mixtapes, a literary magazine that brings our love for music and literature together in one medium.
Renew’s Retirement Hub
As the Content Manager at Renew, a healthtech startup in Santa Monica geared towards improving the retirement experience, I was responsible for planning, writing, and producing our entire catalogue of our written and video content on our Retirement Hub, which has since been taken offline as part of the company’s pivot toward medications management. A sampling of those articles can be accessed here.
The Herman-Scheer Branding Blog
As the sole writer at Herman-Scheer, a boutique branding agency, I was responsible for crafting and managing all of the content on our blog, The Juice, and a number of these articles have been republished by Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Upwork.
As a brand strategist and copywriter at Herman-Scheer, I spearheaded the strategic development of all of our clients’ brands. As part of this work, I also crafted the brand messaging suites and wrote the brand books that clearly outlined each brand’s guidelines for voice and tone. As such, I have extensive experience in writing long and short form copy for a wide variety of clients and industries. You can access a sampling of this work here.
“Umami” and “Thrombosis” - Poetry -Forthcoming in YesPoetry
“Ebb” - Poetry - Forthcoming in Graviton Issue 4
“Your Middle Name” - Fiction - Minute Magazine Issue 7
“Deafening” - Poetry - Kissing Dynamite Poetry Issue 5
Interview with my Memoir Mixtapes co-editor Kevin D. Woodall by Rachel Nix -Cahoodaloodaling Issue 28: Witness
“Marooned” & Rohypnol” - Poetry - Rhythm & Bones’ You Are Not Your Rape Anthology
“You’ve Seriously Considered This” - Creative Nonfiction - Originally published in issue 2 of Occulum Journal & forthcoming in the Best American Experimental Writing 2020
“There’s Iron in My Heart” - Poetry - Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3: Whole Lotta Love
“From a Bedroom in the Suburbs” - Poetry - Memoir Mixtapes Vol.2: Life in LP, B-Sides
“Saboteur/Scapegoat” & “Rohypnol” - Poetry - Published at Luna Luna Magazine
“Bougainvillea” - Fiction - Originally published in Inlandia: A Literary Journey, republished in issue 3 (Exquisite Corpses) of Moonchild Magazine
“You Will Never Get Away” - Creative Nonfiction - Memoir Mixtapes, Vol.1: Origin Stories
“Post-Post-Traumatic Stress” - Poetry - forthcoming in Waves: An Anthology of Women’s Voices, A Room of Her Own Foundation
“Post-Post-Traumatic Stress,” “Waiting/ So Long,” & “Blue Room” - Poetry - Featured on TepidAutumn.com
“I Saw the Master” - Creative Nonfiction - Published at Connotation Press
“Broadcast” - Fiction - Published in Queen Mob’s Teahouse
”Bees” - Creative Nonfiction - Originally published in Connotation Press
“Domestic Sunflowers” & “Contrition” - Poetry - Published in Mosaic
To read my song recommendations for Memoir Mixtapes, follow me on Medium.
university of california, Riverside
MFA, CREATIVE WRITING
Graduated June 2012
University of california, Riverside
B.A. ENGLISH, SUMMA CUM LAUDE
Graduated June 2010
gluck fellow, 2010-2011