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Mr. Sam Hiyate

The Rights Factory

PO Box 499, Station C

Toronto, ON M6J 3P6



Website: therightsfactory.com

Twitter: SamHiyate

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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.
from DRMOOK
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 egriffin@cookeagency.ca 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
from BillGinTexas
May 09, 2017 4:12 pm


05/09/2017 CNR on 85K Hist Fic
from kerrytaylor776
Jan 04, 2017 12:25 pm


Sent 12/13/2016 - Rejection 1/4/2017

Thank you for your query.

Unfortunately, it is not a fit for my list at the current time. I do hope another agent feels differently.

Thank you for your interest in The Rights Factory. I wish you all the best in finding a home for your work.

All my best,
Cassandra
from sirenavs
Apr 28, 2016 3:49 pm


EQ: 02/29/2016
FR: 03/03/2016
ER (No feedback on actual MS said they were really busy): 04/22/2016

Very polite
from Catsamoa79
Mar 23, 2016 5:15 pm


EQ: 1/3/16
CNR: 3/23/16
from afelyk
Mar 23, 2016 1:14 am


Even though I haven't received a formal manuscript rejection (52 days), I did receive an e-mail message from Mr. Hiyate about his spring mentorship program. Apparently sending a query gets you on his mailing list. So there's that.
from Wildcat
Mar 03, 2016 3:23 pm


EQ: 2/03
FR from Cassandra Rodgers on 2/10.
ER on 3/03.

I have nothing but good things to say about Cassandra. She was incredibly helpful and polite, and prompt.

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