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Mr. Sam Hiyate

The Rights Factory

PO Box 499, Station C

Toronto, ON M6J 3P6

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Twitter: SamHiyate

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 04, 2022 4:57 pm

Sent notice of offer of rep from another agent. This guy has 19 pages of mostly negative comments on Absolute Write. So I think we're probably done here anyway.
from AjP1933
Dec 29, 2021 8:58 am

82k memoir

Not sure what happened here. Status was outstanding when I logged on then changed to declined at some point during my session.
Query Age at 121 days and no response so will close anyway
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 19, 2021 11:33 pm

Next day request for full. The request came with a warning that NF is all about platform these days, so I'll cross my fingers but I won't hold my breath.
from Maranda
Jun 17, 2021 7:44 pm

from shreve8890
Apr 21, 2021 6:22 pm

EQ + first 50 pp. on 3/22/21
FR 3/24/21 with new agent CC'ed

Kind rejection with short but comprehensive feedback on 4/19.
from MissPlum
Feb 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Yay! Request for full after one day.
Adult graphic novel.
from KristenH
Apr 20, 2019 6:39 am

EQ 6/5/18 (Venom)
CNR 4/15/19 (Though this automatically closed last fall last year, I did nudge him and heard back from him in February--he said to check my spam for a response. I did. Nothing there. No more responses from him up until this point before he changed to Query Manager.)
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 20, 2019 9:04 am

Profile Update: New online query form. Genres updated.
from kjgillenwater
Mar 04, 2019 11:20 am

EQ: 3/4/2019

Commercial: 80K
from Amylynn
Jan 07, 2019 10:55 am

Jennifer Close's agent
from holdthemellish
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Thriller 90K
From Query: 8/22/2018
FR: 8/22/2018
CNR: 12/12/2018
from jldelozier
May 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Online form: 4/7/18 71,000 word crime
CNR: 5/10/18
from BillGinTexas
May 07, 2018 10:40 am

OQ: 05/07/2018 84k SF/Horror Short Stories
from jedishywalker
Mar 16, 2018 7:57 am

EQ to Gina Zampino: 7/10
FR: 7/11 (YAY!)
8/8: Got a really sweet update that she hadn't forgotten about me and was getting to my manuscript soon! It was so nice!
10/30: Got a very kind rejection letter today (she was no longer going to be working as an agent) with an offer to pass my manuscript along to another colleague which I accepted.


12/8: Reached out to Sam who said he would review it and get back to me in the new year.
2/21: Checked in, and Sam reported that he had a new agent reviewing it
2/27: Received and accepted an offer of representation from new agent Stacey Kondla!
from drgldy76
Mar 11, 2018 1:10 pm

EQ 2/25/18

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