Samantha Lamph/Len

Writer, Editor, & Content Strategist

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.

Professional Experience

Content strategist

As the Content Manager at Renew, a health tech startup in Santa Monica, I created a massive catalogue of written and video content that aimed to help our Baby Boomer audience navigate the tumultuous path toward a happy, healthy retirement. While the primary focus of the Retirement Hub was to educate our users about the highly complex Medicare program, we also created content around other challenging aspects of retirement.

Creator & EIC

Memoir Mixtapes is the ultimate mashup of the two things we all love to talk about: ourselves & music. I started this literary magazine in 2017, and since then we have published musically-inspired creative nonfiction and poetry from hundreds of writers and audiophiles from around the globe. Check us out sometime; you might just meet your next favorite song.

Brand strategist

As the sole copywriter at Herman-Scheer, a boutique branding agency in Venice, 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. I was also responsible for creating our agency's own content marketing strategy, and some of my work from that project has been republished by Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Upwork.

English professor

In my previous professional life, I was an English and Creative Writing Instructor at numerous community and private colleges across southern California, including Riverside Community College, Pasadena City College, Palomar College, Victor Valley College, and The Art Institutes of San Diego. I designed and taught various courses for students at all levels in their educational journeys. This invaluable experience continues to inform my work as a communicator, writer, editor, and empath.

Publications

"Umami"

Poetry

YesPoetry

"Ebb"

Poetry

Graviton

"Your Middle Name"

Fiction

Minute Magazine

"Deafening"

Poetry

Kissing Dynamite

"Marooned" & "Rohypnol"

Poetry

Rhythm & Bone's You Are Not Your Rape Anthology

"You've Seriously Considered This"

Creative Nonfiction

Originally published in Occulum Journal & forthcoming in Wesleyan University Press' Best American Experimental Writing 2020

"Saboteur/ Scapegoat" & "Rohypnol"

Poetry

Luna Luna Magazine

"Bougainvillea"

Fiction

Moonchild Magazine

"You Will Never Get Away"

Creative Nonfiction

Memoir Mixtapes

"Post-Post-Traumatic Stress"

Poetry

Forthcoming in Waves: An Anthology of Women's Voices, A Room of Her Own Foundation

"I Saw the Master" & "Bees"

Creative Nonfiction

Connotation Press

"Broadcast"

Fiction

Queen Mob's Teahouse

Let's keep in touch...

Interested in working together on your next project?

Email me at Samantha.Lamph@gmail.com or connect with me on LinkedIn.