The Memoir Mixtapes Masthead

Sam and Kevin first met, bleary-eyed and too tired, in an Introduction to Fiction workshop at UC Riverside back in ’08. They bonded over writing messed up shit and never wanting to take out their headphones.

Ten years later, Sam put out the first call for Memoir Mixtapes, and, within a week, Kevin valiantly joined the cause.

Samantha Lamph/Len
Creator // Co-Curator

Samantha Lamph/Len is a writer and cat masseuse in Los Angeles. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside, and she still gets the ListServ emails to prove it. You can read some of her writing in places  like Occulum Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Connotation Press, and Inlandia. The idea for Memoir Mixtapes came to her on a commute home from Santa Monica to Koreatown, and the project is one of her favorite aspects of life itself. You can find links to her work on her website & follow her on IG and Twitter @quandoparamucho.

Kevin D. Woodall
Editor // Co-Curator

Kevin D. Woodall is a coffee demon living in southern California. He currently works in marketing and business development at a huge engineering firm, designing, writing, and editing proposals and marketing collateral. He hadn’t written anything in years until his friend Sam put out the call for Memoir Mixtapes, and he had to sign up. You can find him tweeting sometimes @Kevin_D_Woodall.

He’s trying to do his best.

Emery Ross
Editor // Co-Curator

Emery Ross is from Boise, Idaho, and works as a content strategist, accidental cookware expert, and freelance writer. She has an MA in Rhetoric and Composition and uses it mainly to impress her parents’ friends and win arguments. Her work in odd flash fiction and angsty creative nonfiction can be found in places such as Jersey Devil Press, Punctuate, Gravel, and the only pub that really matters, Memoir Mixtapes. Find her at or on the social medias (occasionally Twitter; too often on IG) @hello_emery.

Benjamin Selesnick
Best Reader Ever // All Around Go-Getter

From northern Jersey, Benjamin Selesnick is pursuing his B.A in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Northeastern University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Literary Orphans, The Cantabrigian, Ofi Press Mexico, Fearsome Critters, and others. In 2017, he was a runner-up for the Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize, judged by the notorious Amy Hempel.

Take note of the insta-handle he ripped off from the Kroll show: @bennibottleservice.

Most days, you can find Benj on his stoop sippin’ some milk.