And our Guest of Honour Is…

A top agent…

In fact he’s the President and CEO…

of…

The Rights Factory Literary Agency

Sam Hiyate

President and CEO 

Sam worked at the literary magazines Blood & Aphorisms and The Quarterly in the 90s. He ran the edgy micropublisher, Gutter Press, from 1993 to 2002, as publisher. He launched the literary division of The Lavin Agency in 2003, where he built a list of clients and did his first deals. Sam’s projects for the agency have been in various categories, including memoir, literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction and graphic novels.

He’s looking for works of all categories with distinct and compelling voices. He loved to discover and help new writers prepare their works for the market, and to help them build a career with their talent. Sam is actively speaking about creative writing, publishing and agenting. his newest project is donttalktomeaboutlove.com, a LitSite with writing and art about love.

Interested in: 

Business, Commercial Upmarket Fiction, Crime, Cross-Genre, Graphica, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Self-Improvement, Thriller


We’re very excited to have Sam on board. He will be teaching a Master’s Class on the Friday night before the event. There will be a separate charge for this. He will also be in attendance at the Wine Country Writer’s Festival to take pitches and instruct some workshops. Stay tuned for more information…


Published by Faye Arcand

I am a writer, author, and columnist.

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