Hi! I’m Sam Manzella, a freelance writer and editor. I’m currently an Associate Editor at Logo’s NewNowNext. I’ve written for outlets like MTV News, Apartment Therapy, Healthline, Vice, Hudson Valley Magazine, and more. My work has been nominated for a Shorty Award and cited in publications like Smithsonian and GQ.

I enjoy drinking iced coffee and getting tattooed, albeit not at the same time.

I’m a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, editor, and social media strategist specializing in LGBTQ news and culture.

Drop me a line at samantha.manzella[at] ✨

selected writing

multimedia and video

Finalist, The Shorty Social Good Awards (2020)

press and appearances

In recent years, cultural critic Sam Manzella pointed out in a dive for Logo’s NewNowNext that paralleling the rise of iced coffee has been its ingrainment in the queer community, writing, somewhat tongue-in-cheekily that today the drink has become to “the queer community what pinot grigio is to suburban wine moms”.

What’s the Deal With Ordering Iced Coffee in the Winter?, Smithsonian