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Mr. Sam Hiyate

The Rights Factory

PO Box 499, Station C

Toronto, ON M6J 3P6


Twitter: SamHiyate

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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
from RachelBHodges
Jan 18, 2018 4:48 pm

I was in contact with Cassandra from TRF. She requested the first 50 pages. While she didn't take me on as a client, she wrote me an encouraging and kind rejection letter.
Jan 15, 2018 2:28 pm

Queried 1/15/18, 100000 word fiction "Errors of Omission"
from gphipps
Nov 21, 2017 1:29 pm

QR to on August 28. No response as at 11/21/17
from BillGinTexas
Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm

OQ: 11/06/2017 75k Hist Fic - Fam Saga - Thrlr
from Catsamoa79
Nov 04, 2017 9:36 am

I never got a response either, but I did end up on their email list to advertise writing seminars, etc. that I could pay for. Not impressed with that tactic.
from dpasquantonio
Nov 03, 2017 7:40 pm

I submitted in October 2016, followed up a few times via email without response, and a year later asked them what their turn-around time is on Twitter. Never got a response. So after 13 months, I'll close this out.
from eebnhab
Jun 26, 2017 5:24 pm

EQ: 6/24/17
Espionage Thriller
from debbie_rosenberg58
May 30, 2017 9:18 am

EQ via online form 5/11
5/15 PR first 50 pages - Partial sent same day
Request from Mr. Hiyate's assistant, Cassandra
5/17 FR from Cassandra, sent same day
Very helpful lovely rejection. Complimentary regarding the writing but felt the plot had issues that would be a difficult sell in this competitive market. Of course it was disappointing but she gave extensive feedback about what worked and what didn't

90,500 WF
from sonicsista
May 10, 2017 10:28 am

ER (form) 5/9/17
FR (via Anna Trader, agency assistant) 5/10

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