Writer. Astrologer. Multimedia storyteller.

I’m Sam. It’s great to meet you!

I’m a queer writer, editor, and digital producer who specializes in LGBTQ storytelling. I’ve written for more than a dozen publications, from MTV News to Apartment Therapy. I was previously an Associate Editor at Logo News, Paramount’s LGBTQ brand, where I produced brand-defining multimedia projects like 2021’s Logo Legends short doc and 2022’s Trans Youth Town Hall roundtable with Raquel Willis. I’m also a practicing astrologer and proud Gemini, which explains all of the above. I live in Brooklyn with my girlfriend and too many books.

I recently made the transition to freelancing full time and am open for assignments. If you’d like to work together, kindly drop me a line.

professional bio

Sam Manzella (she/her) is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated queer writer, editor, and digital producer based in Brooklyn. She was previously an Associate Editor at Logo, Paramount’s LGBTQ brand. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY New Paltz and is an alum of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ prestigious internship program.

press & 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